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In Quotes: Stanley Cup Finals Game Five

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jun 7, 2010 3:20PM

The Players

  • "That was the pace we've been looking for." - Joel Quenneville []
  • "All year we've mixed the lines around, and everyone has really played with everyone. So it wasn't a real big thing. It was just going out there and playing together as a team and moving our feet and doing the right things." - Dustin Byfuglien [ESPN]
  • "If we play like that every night, it will be hard to beat us." - Patrick Kane [Tribune]
  • "We were slow. We turned a lot of pucks over. Where we had all our success in this series was not turning the pucks over, getting the puck in deep. We just didn't have a physical presence as we did the last couple of games." - Flyers captain Mike Richards [ESPN]
  • "We were rolling, we were having fun and we were playing the way we wanted to. We just have to keep carrying those positives into the next game." - Kris Versteeg [Tribune]
  • "We've been good when our backs are against the wall. That says a lot about the character in this room." - Flyers winger Ian Laperriere [Philly Inquirer]
  • "We haven't accomplished anything. Yeah, we're up 3-2 in the series and we've been able to hold home-ice advantage, but we know how well they play in their building. We have to get our rest, get our mind cleared on what we have to do on Wednesday. You can chalk it up to maturity, but I think guys are real focused on what they have to do." - John Madden []

The Press

  • "It's tough to believe the end is finally close. The regular season is long enough, but these playoffs have been almost interminable for a team expected to be in this position since that fall trip to Finland." - Jon Greenberg [ESPN]
  • "The next two days will feel like an eternity for the Hawks. They won't get their first crack at winning the Cup until Wednesday night in Philadelphia. The two full off-days are not welcome now, not after the way the Hawks played Sunday." - Dan Rosen []
  • "For what it's worth, the Hawks have lost 10 straight in Philly since 1996, and the Flyers have an NHL-best 9-1 home record during this year's playoffs." - Sam Carchidi [Philly Inquirer]
  • "Comcast SportsNet replayed Kris Versteeg’s goal to show the Hawks had too many men on the ice at the time. But hey, if the officials can miss 400 crosschecks by Pronger, they can miss counting to six, too." - Steve Rosenbloom [Tribune]
  • "The energy level was elevated. The power play was productive. The penalty kill was effective. The passes were crisp. The lines were clicking. The breakouts were fast." - Adam Jahns [Sun-Times]