"They had 10 games of pretty good luck scoring-wise"
--Quinn on the "Kid Line" from two years ago. "Luck" -- he gets it.
"We decided to rebalance the whole bunch, if you will, just to see if we can get off of the lack of scoring situation that we've got going...
...It was kind of like Bingo this morning.
...If Mike's not going, we're going to put those kids back together probably. To do that we had to pull Gagner from what most condsider the number one line."
--On putting lines together this morning.
"We were hoping he'd be a scorer, he's been cold, he's not shooting well, he's missing the net a lot. Yet, at the end of the night he's got four or five normal scoring opportunities, but there's no finish there."
--on Patrick O'Sullivan, Bruce's favorite player thus far.
"You know what? He's come on strong from the start of the year when I would put him in the highly, very risky category, not dependable, to probably our best guy back there in the games that he was playing."
--On Lubomir Visnovsky
"As far as I know, he got going this morning, had a headache and was not going to come to the rink."
"...Prior to the game, I spoke with him for awhile and he thought he was doing real well. Clearly, it's not there."
--On Sheldon Souray's status
"One thing I do look at is chances to score and usually you hit on a pretty good ratio of one in four chances would probably be a normal sort of thing. We were at or above that ratio with our opportunities prior to the Calgary game. We were pretty dry in the Calgary game, we had a lot of power play opportunities but not a lot of regular chance situations."
--Pat Quinn on scoring chances.