Game Quotes, January 22nd: Crunch 2, Monsters 1 (OT)

Head Coach Joe Sacco
(On game performance) “We played a flat game, not a lot of energy. We were tired from playing a lot of hockey on Saturday night.”

(On defense performance) “The guys were trying to play too much of a perfect game. They were not getting back on defense and weren’t causing traffic in front of the opponent’s goal.”

(On managing the long penalty goals) “To manage the long penalty goals, we used 6 forwards at one time and we kept switching our line in and out, which was very effective.”

(On veteran players helping new young players) “We have a bunch of veterans still here that will take care of helping our young players. Campbell played very well tonight; we are very excited to have him on board.”

(On Wyatt Smith) “I agree, Smith made some great plays tonight. He had a great goal, and besides the goal he played a great overall game.

Center Wyatt Smith
(On Smith’s first goal of the season) “Very lucky, Lundy (Lundmark) made a great give-n-go to me and I was lucky to score.”

(On how the game started and finished) “I think we were flat, especially after the performance we had on Saturday. We were flat the whole game, and that’s what the end result showed tonight.”

(On very good penalty kill) “It’s kind of funny because usually when you are flat, we suffer on the penalty kill. On the power play we need to find more ways to score.”

(On goaltender Tyler Weiman’s performance) “Tyler is playing great for us, and we need to step up and get some goals for him.”

(On Jones recall to Colorado) “Of course we miss him. We are happy for him that he got the call to the Avs, but the guys need to step up to replace him.”