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Jacques Martin's Post-Game Comments vs. the Lightning

Wednesday, 11.22.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Jacques Martin\'s Post-Game Comments vs. the Lightning

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Post-Game Comments

Head Coach Jacques Martin

On the disappointing nature of the loss...

Yes, for sure . I think that the first period really was not there. They outplayed us. We came back and had a real strong second period. Then in the third period, some mistakes cost us a little.

On the slow play and not getting to the neutral pucks...

Well I think especially in the first period for sure. I thought in the second period we had the better of the play. But the third period I think the third and fourth goal were just mistakes, not picking up a man. We got to be better in that.

On the slow first period...

I like the way we responded and came back in the second period. We took the lead and we should be able to take it home.

On if the Panther's play slowed down in the third after a strong start to the period...

Yes for sure. If you look at the third goal, it was just a mistake on the rebound, not taking a man. The mistakes cost us.

On letting the opportunity for two points slip away at home against a team ahead in the standings...

Well I think there is nothing you can do about those. We have to regroup. We gave them a chance to take a 3-point lead on us instead of having a chance to get ahead for ourselves. We have one more game at home this month, this Friday

On the number of breakdowns still occurring this far into the season...

Well you are going to have some breakdowns at times but you would hope that it would be better than what it's been.

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