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In Quotes: Stanley Cup Finals Game Two

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 1, 2010 2:20PM

The Players

  • "[Antti Niemi] doesn't get rattled easily. He seems to play his best in big games and we have a few more big ones coming up." - Patrick Sharp []
  • "I thought we were way too conservative in the first two periods." - Flyers center Danny Briere [Tribune]
  • "I think our 'D' played maybe a little bit better in front of the net in blocking shots and letting me see the puck. But it's always a little bit about the luck, too, how you see the puck, and how it bounces." - Antti Niemi [ESPN]
  • "We call him the octopus because he's got arms and legs going everywhere." - Adam Burish on Niemi [ESPN]
  • "Obviously I saw it when it went through my D-man. I'm not saying he's an Alex Ovechkin, but that is how he scores a lot of his goals; he drags it and then uses the 'D' as a screen." - Flyers goalie Michael Leighton on Ben Eager's goal []
  • "They kept coming for a full 60 (minutes), especially in the third (period). The game started out way more physical than Game 1 and it was certainly harder to get to the net and get scoring chances. That's more like what everyone expected. We've learned to play different styles and (Monday night) was more the way we're comfortable." - Patrick Sharp [Tribune]
  • "It's an unbelievable feeling how the people react to our game." Antti Niemi []
  • "I don't speak that language, whatever he was speaking." Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger on a post-game confrontation with the Blackhawks' Ben Eager [ESPN]
  • "He's been picking the pucks up after the games and I told him he could keep it." - Ben Eager on the same conversation [Tribune]

The Press

  • "For most of this spring, the Philadelphia Flyers have taken up residence on the right side of that razor-thin line between winning and losing. Not anymore." - Scott Burnside [ESPN]
  • "If you can come up with a reason the Flyers have a chance besides their propensity for improbable comebacks, let's hear it." - Rick Morrissey [Sun-Times]
  • "This series isn't over, even though the Flyers have put themselves in a very bad spot." - Bob Ford [Philly Inquirer]
  • "So, if Niemi has brilliantly shown he’s the answer, the question then becomes, Can the Hawks play in the other end of the pool in Philly?" - Steve Rosenbloom [Tribune]