This is a real good way to get back into it. To come away with two good wins, it is a great start for us.
I thought it was a real tough way to start out a road game. We could never totally get our game into it. They obviously played the better home game then we did the road game. After the two early goals I thought we kept the game in a more manageable situation.
When we have the puck offensively, we're just a better defensive team. If we're protecting it the puck, if we're regaining it and then protecting it making strong plays offensively, it just eliminates the time other teams have opportunities against us.
He's an energy guy who never stops working hard. And he's also a player who possesses tremendous skills and I think that's what landed him on the path to pro hockey, the combination of the two.
He was outstanding all night. That breakaway save was a huge momentum swinger for the night. He was real strong all the way through the game and I am really happy for him.
I thought Jimmy Spratt made some key saves on the penalty kill. I thought he played well last Saturday night and earned a real big win for us, and I thought he made a lot of good saves tonight.
Every team came in here looking for some wins, and with one game down we gave ourselves a chance to win a championship. I liked the way we competed the entire night.
I think he'll make it for sure. I don't think there's any question he'll have his day in the National Hockey League. He has the complete package.
A lot of teams have games in hand on us so the games we do play we have to earn points, there's no question about it.
This was a disappointing loss, no question. We did not do enough things that make us successful. We did some things that look good, but we did not play the way we need to play to be successful. It was too much of a poke and go hockey game. Now we have to come back tomorrow and get back to our game.
They play a tough schedule and perform extremely well. In the second half, they've been terrific, they've been as good as any team in our league.
Alex has been a tremendous player for us the last two years. He is a major loss to our program, but it is great to see Alex continue his dream. We wish him nothing but the best.
Parse and Thomas are clearly as good of a one-two combination as there is throughout the country. But on the other side of the ice we have a pretty good combination of our own.