Personally, I'd prefer to continue playing the overtime after tie games.
I don't really have a specific goal other than for whatever role I have, to be productive in it. I'm not looking for any days off, or games off, or to be rested. I want to be productive.
I really enjoyed it, ... I played a couple of preseason games, but the atmosphere tonight was totally different. The pace is much quicker and more intense, but it was easier to get into it.
I really enjoyed it. I played a couple of preseason games, but the atmosphere tonight was totally different. The pace is much quicker and more intense, but it was easier to get into it.
You can't much stock in one or two games. But if we're able to win these games, it will open the gap a little bit more.
Regardless of how the game is played, there will be low-scoring games, and good teams have to win 1-0 or 2-1 (in the playoffs).
He doesn't have to stand on his head, but everybody has certain expectations and responsibilities, and the starting goalie has to play well. If it's going to be Manny (starting the playoffs), he has to elevate his play over the next 20 games.
We've played a lot of games against each other, and a playoff series, and lot of guys on their team, and on ours, have played in the other building. Home ice doesn't mean a thing. Everybody feels comfortable, and all the games have been good.
We have to keep our goals-against down.
He created a turnover. I think they were just heading up ice, so we caught them going the right way. Danny made a real nice pass over the stick right onto mine. The goalie went for the poke-check. Fortunately, I had my head up.
Just knowing that I'm walking in there, not because of what I've done in the past but because they want me to be a part of it. Hearing that, I'm happy to be back.
Everybody keeps saying it's great. It's not great. It's not hockey.
We've had a good season and given ourselves a lot of hope for the playoffs.
We've given ourselves a lot of hope.
I have an eye injury now. I can't really afford another one. I wish that I'd had a visor on before.
When it gets to this point, it's just hard to pull the trigger.
We have two tables on our airplane that are set up with the games.
We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over.
Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings.
There used to be an old thing where every team had a heavy bag in their locker room for people to punch, but again, it was more about conditioning because if you hit a heavy bag for a minute, it feels like your arms are about to fall off.
The 70's hair with the long on the sides, just doesn't look good coming down the sides of the helmet.
It's almost like you see too much, because when it happens for real, everything flies at you so fast, you never get a sense of the ice and where everyone is at that one moment.
I'm very confident my health isn't going to allow me to be a good player, especially in the spring.
I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
I hope people like me and appreciate me the way I am.