I kind of thought I might get traded, it was not a total shock. I'm very excited to be here, getting a chance with very good players. I think I try to give offensive support but don't be too much of a liability on the defensive end.
All I was trying to do was get it past their first forward. It hit somebody's stick. It was nice to score a goal -- it had been a long time. But the most important thing is we won a hockey game against a tough opponent.
We knew realistically that it was a pretty wild shot.
Bring some offense from the defensive end and do the job on the power play. Move the puck as quickly as possible. If there's an opportunity, join the play.
I was trying to get there and sweep the puck away. It was an unfortunate mistake and took our momentum away.
The first thing we must accomplish is get past the preliminary round. This gives us confidence, a little bit, that we can play with the top teams.
It's not that there's a lack of trying. Most of the time it's not the right choice. It's not always the worst play to chip it out of the zone.