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In Quotes: Stanley Cup Finals Game Three

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 3, 2010 2:20PM

The Players

  • "We're up 2-1. That's a great situation to be in... It's just one loss. Yeah, it's a tough way to lose, especially in OT, and you have the lead in the third. But we're not going to beat ourselves up." - Jonathan Toews [Tribune]
  • "Desperation was the key word, I think. It's almost do or die." - the Flyers' Claude Giroux [ESPN]
  • "It was nice to come right back. You think it's over. We don't get it. We just go back to work." - Flyers' coach Peter Laviolette [Philly Inquirer]
  • "It's frustrating but … these guys are a good team too; you have to give them some respect. We're not just going to waltz in here and play the game and expect to win without doing the little things. They're not going to quit, they haven't quit all year and that's the reason they're here." - Duncan Keith [Tribune]
  • "Right now it looks like they have the momentum in the series. But if we take Game 4, then we put ourselves in a great position to go back and play in front of our home crowd and hopefully win it there." - Patrick Kane [ESPN]
  • "That was the kind of game you'd expect in the Stanley Cup finals from a team down 2-0. They played a good game. Give them credit.'' - Adam Burish [Sun-Times]
  • "We're taking too many penalties. They're a great team with a big power play. We definitely have to be smarter." - Brent Sopel [Tribune]
  • "You can't forecast scores. We have had a wild first game, a little bit lower-scoring last game. This game is on the line from start to finish, as all three games have been. But it's entertaining hockey, and the pace is all-out." - Coach Quenneville [ESPN]

The Press

  • "Scott Hartnell's blind, backdoor pass that set up Danny Briere's goal was brilliant, but quick, someone tell Hartnell that Harry Potter called to say that Hagrid wanted his look back. " - Steve Rosenbloom [Tribune]
  • "If that seemed to leave them with few stylistic options, the Flyers shrugged and went for one that has worked in the past: Skate as if your boots are on fire." - Bob Ford [Philly Inquirer]
  • "[The Blackhawks] are getting killed on special teams, and if that trend continues, they won't be leading this series for very long." - Pierre LeBrun [ESPN]
  • "The Flyers aren't better than the Hawks, but they have done a better job in the last five periods of this series dictating the style of pace. The Flyers have turned the Stanley Cup finals into a WWE match, with Chris Pronger thriving in the role of John Cena." - David Haugh [Tribune]
  • "There's magic, and then there's reality. Only twice in 33 Stanley Cup finals has a team down 2-0 come back to win the series." - Rick Morrissey [Sun-Times]