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Jacques Martin's Post-game Comments vs. Pittsburgh

Wednesday, 01.10.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Jacques Martin\'s Post-game Comments vs. Pittsburgh
On the big win tonight...

I think it was a good strong performance. I think we got a strong game from our leader with the hat trick. That was really a key. I thought overall we got some big saves from Alex when we had some breakdowns early in the first period. They had a couple of odd-man rushes. I thought he shut the door and did a good job. I thought that getting the goal on the power play was a key goal. I think overall we had a pretty strong game from everybody.

On the performance of Olli this evening...

I think Olli has been around this league for a while. He is a top player and that's what you expect from your Captain. It's nice to see a strong performance. We are going to need those kinds of performances going forward.

On the team doing all the little things to win...

I think a lot of times you win hockey games, the score is a result of the little things that you do. Even on our road trip, we didn't come out with wins but I thought that we had strong games. In Calgary, we had a great effort in the absence of some key players. Tonight I thought we were strong moving the puck. I thought we did a good job. This is a team that if you give them a chance to penetrate your zone with the puck, they have some great young players that have some great skills. I thought we did a good job coming back.

On the differences in the team's home and road performance...

I think maybe the results paint an untrue picture. When I look back at games in Calgary and Vancouver, those games could have easily been won. They were games when we had advantages in shots, we had advantages in chances and maybe if we scored on our power play, we win those games. That is why it is so important especially in the absence of key people, you need to have your specialty teams win the hockey game for you. I think last year in the second half our record really picked up on the road. Hopefully this year we can do the same. I am looking at the next five games before the All-Star break as crucial. For us, it is a chance to be at 43 points and get closer to the playoffs. So it is really important to understand that. Carolina is waiting for us and I think we need to play a smart game tomorrow night.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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