Chris Kelly on the energy the young guys have brought
They’re filling big shoes when they’re called up and they’ve done a great job. That youth movement is great to have when guys come up and contribute."
Reilly Smith on how Patrice Bergeron makes his life easier on the ice
How doesn’t he make my job easier? I make a mistake and it seems like he’s always there to bail me out. He’s all over the ice. I don’t really know how he does it.
Smith on trying to end the month on a good note
We had a talk about trying to win our last three games. It was tough losing the first one in a game that I thought we could’ve pulled out. But we did a good job this weekend.
Kelly on how Brian Ferlin has played
I played with him I think the last three games and he works hard, he’s heavy on the puck. He skates well, he makes the right plays. He’s done a great job since he’s been up.
Tuukka Rask on how he felt playing after his illness
It wasn’t the hardest game. I felt like I didn’t do anything extra out there today. I was just trying to stay...in the right position.
Matt Bartkowski on the importance of moving the puck out of the defensive zone
We don’t let teams get set up defensively in their neutral zone. It tends to confuse them, makes us play quick. And if everybody’s playing quick and on the same page, then we play well.
Brad Marchand on the impact of the "kids"
It’s huge for our team right now. It’s something we were missing all year, different guys came up and they didn’t seem to have that. These guys that are up right now, they’re playing hard, they’re playing for spots and they’re looking really good.
Claude Julien on the play of Ryan Spooner
You have to give credit to a guy like [that] who’s come in and stepped in and made a difference too in our lineup. As far as being able to bring some offense, producing...that kind of stuff has been refreshing, because when you lose a guy like David Krejci you lose a good portion of your offense as well.