Game Quotes, December 1st: Monsters 2, Phantoms 1

Head Coach Joe Sacco
(On three-game win streak) “We are scratching and clawing for every inch of ice out there but still giving up too many shots. Overall, we are very excited and know that this helps our confidence grow tremendously.”

(On playing tougher opponents) “Philly is playing real tough right now. They have 16 wins for a reason. They come at you pretty hard with three lines that can score. They are a tough and physical team. Tyler gave us a chance to win tonight.”

(On intensity in the crowd and on defense) “It’s obviously great to play in front of crowds like that. Our players were able to feed off that energy. We still have to continue to get more shots on goal and improve game by game.”

Defenseman Jeff Jillson
(On the game-winning goal) “We’ve played some great teams the last couple nights. It was good to get that goal right off the bat and win the game for us. We played tough and kept things simple.”

(On three-game winning streak) “It’s one of those things where you start winning some games and guys respond to that. It’s been fun. It’s great to finally be back on the ice again after my two week layoff.”

Goaltender Tyler Weiman
(On coming back from injury) “It feels great to be back on the ice again. Its always great to save over 40 shots and get a win.”

(On things to improve) “There is always room for improvement. It’s just great to be back on the ice again with some more playing time.”

(On the final seconds) “I try not to watch the clock. I try to keep focused and have my eyes on the puck at all times until the whole sixty minutes.”