"With Steve Downie, if I were a referee I would never give a call when he's out on the ice. Stamkos, he dives every two seconds. Downie, he dives every two seconds, so you see that and you start to get a little hatred on."
"This has nothing to do with them. If we focus on what they say and what they think, we're not focusing on what we've got to do and how we think the game. We know we're playing a great team. We know we're playing a team that's hungry. But it doesn't affect what we're supposed to do."
"I thought we played solid. Our penalty kill was great, our power play scored, our goaltender played great. I’d love to be mad at something because I want the players to want more and make sure that we don’t sit on what we do, but the reality is this was solid."
"I'm very, very excited about what is happening with this organization from new ownership, to a guy like Steve Yzerman, who knows where he is going. He's got a plan, he's an honest person and comes from an organization of winners over the past 20 years and he will bring that mentality.
"And for him to bring on somebody like Guy Boucher, somebody who I've heard great things about over the past couple of years, I think it's just going to be a great chemistry with those guys and with the players.