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In Quotes: Stanley Cup Finals Game Four

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 5, 2010 4:00PM

The Players

  • "I said when we left (Chicago), I thought we could have won both games. I like our game. I like what we're doing." - Flyers coach Peter Laviolette []
  • "We didn't do a lot of little things, especially defensively in the first. We got behind the 8-ball (and) they're a good team, so it's tough to battle back." - Andrew Lad [Tribune]
  • "I thought we were very generous in the first period on what we gave them as far as goals went." - Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville []
  • "It's about being better prepared in the first period." - Jonathan Toews [Tribune]
  • "When the team plays well your confidence goes up. The whole team is playing well right now. Any time the team's playing well, your chances of playing well are a lot higher." - Flyers' Claude Giroux [ESPN]
  • "They've got a great team. We knew it was not going to be easy. We have to play smart hockey. In the first period, I think we were running around in our zone too much. We just have to be much smarter." - Marian Hossa []
  • ''We can all pick our play and our desperation. This is it. It's 2-2. It's a best-of-three now. There is nothing to say for it. There is [no reason] to conserve your energy. It's full-out every shift, and that's the way it should be." - Duncan Keith [Sun-Times]

The Press

  • "Despite the expected dread of Hawks fans, players did not appear particularly panicked after Friday night's game. They spoke of knowing it was going to be a tough series and feeling perfectly confident in their ability to ultimately triumph over the Flyers." - Melissa Isaacson [ESPN]
  • "Great players rise to the occasion, and for some reason, Toews looks as if he wants to prove there's such a thing as gravity. He has been merely average in the Cup finals. It'd be an overstatement to say that a lot of players could offer what he has offered to the Hawks in the first four games. But it's time for him to show up, not just at the arena, but on the scoresheet." - Rick Morrissey [Sun-Times]
  • "After two games at the Wachovia Center, we can be sure of two things: This is now a best-of-three series. And if the Flyers were prohibitive underdogs at the start of the Finals, only a fool would call them that as the series heads back to Chicago for Game 5 Sunday night." - Phil Sheridan [Philly Inquirer]
  • "The Flyers have owned the boards, which has stunted the Hawks' cycling game that leads to scoring chances in tight. Used to, anyway. This ought to worry Hawks fans. It's not the best team that wins the Stanley Cup, it's the team that's playing the best, and right now, that's the Flyers." - Steve Rosenbloom [Tribune]
  • "The Cup went from half full to half empty in a hurry." - Mark Potash [Sun-Times]