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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 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 0 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 1 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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