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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.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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