Dec. 30, 2004
Stephen Werner on his recent scoring prowess:
It feels good to have some success offensively, and obviously Matty Anderson logged a lot of ice time. And a lot of the opportunities that he would have been on the ice, now I'm getting a chance to be out there so I think that's a part of the reason I've had success the last couple of games.
Matt Burto on his goal:
Their defender just drifted off me, and I didn't know if he was going to come back quick or not, so I was looking to pass, but I just shot the puck and it went in.
Coach Cahoon on Gabe Winer:
I thought there were two things that were factors in the outcome of the game. The biggest factor was Gabe Winer playing extremely well in the goal. Even though he didn't have a lot of shots against, he had high quality shots against and made some really terrific saves.
Coach Cahoon on the special teams:
I thought our special teams played very well. I thought our penalty kill - aside from one turnover that led to a goal - was solid all night, and obviously the power play was two for three and moved the puck well all night, and we scored a shorthanded goal as well, so special teams was the name of the game.
Coach Cahoon on the recent team success:
Well it's going to help our confidence for sure. We've been patching the lines and combinations together, and that's a concern long-term. I don't have to tell you how difficult the schedule coming up is going to be, when you look at going to Lowell and how tough that building is to play in, and then coming back for two games against Maine - It just goes on and on, so we're not yet over the hump.
Coach Cahoon on Stephen Werner:
I think Stephen is just a really good hockey player that periodically blends in and doesn't do the big things that we are accustomed to seeing him do. But it's like giving a good batter his at-bats, he's going to start stroking the ball. I think Stephen's in a better rhythm right now - making better plays, seeing the ice better - and as a consequence is a whole lot more productive. I think the expectation is so high that if he's not one of the best players on the ice, people are disappointed. We just have to stay on him with the little things and the big things will fall into place.