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Jacques Martin's Post-Game Comments vs. Carolina

Wednesday, 10.11.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Jacques Martin\'s Post-Game Comments vs. Carolina

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

10/11/06

Post Game Comments

Head Coach Jacques Martin

On the Team's performance overall...

"I thought we had a slow start in the first period. I thought we had too many turnovers and consequently, we only had three shots on net. I thought we adjusted after the first period. We simplified our game. We got pucks in deep a little more and did a good job forechecking. The second period was really strong. I thought we had a real strong performance tonight on Jokinen's line. Roberts and Horton, they scored some goals but played strong and played the offensive zone. Olli Jokinen was really good on the penalty kill and that was a key goal for us, that short-handed goal. So, I think it was an improvement for us over the last two games."

On Olli stepping up and doing the little things...

"There's no doubt, that's what you expect from your Captain. I think tonight was great leadership when you go out and do the little things and you play. You don't have to say much. Your teammates see that and that is the kind of game that we needed. Now we need to get everyone on board and get ready for Tampa who is another challenge."

On how important it was for the team to come out and perform well after the last few games...

"I think it's important. I think points are always the key as we learned last year in the second half. If you dig yourself a hole it's tough to make up points, especially now that a lot of games being worth 3 points. If a team loses in overtime or in a shootout, they still get a point. It's a tough battle if you get behind. I think we wanted to establish ourselves at home and we've had two good performances. Again, our specialty team, we just have to be a little better as far as staying out of the box."

On the importance of getting off to a hot start...

"I have to look at our own club. There are still lots of areas that we can work on to win hockey games consistently. Tonight I thought the goaltending was strong. He (Auld) made some big saves when he had to and that was the key."

On the importance of getting the first goal and staying ahead...

"It was big and we had some key goals at key times in the hockey game. After letting them off the hook with their second goal in the second period. We got a huge play out of Jokinen, a great hustle and a great job by Gary to get to the net. That goal was probably a turning point in the hockey game. If we don't score that goal, they go in between periods with some momentum. Carolina is a team that can come back, they had quite a few comebacks last year in the third period so that goal was really huge. Olli's score early in the 3rd period really put them in a hole. That was great."

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 63 22 16 -8 38
J. Huberdeau 60 9 27 4 36
J. Jokinen 62 6 28 0 34
A. Ekblad 63 10 23 8 33
B. Boyes 61 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 59 12 19 -9 31
J. Hayes 54 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 63 3 20 3 23
A. Barkov 52 10 12 -4 22
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 5 6 2 .891 2.98
 
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