"That was a difficult one to swallow. When the call is made, I mentioned one thing to (the officials), 'Are you sure? I haven't seen that before.' And they're like, 'Yes, that's what happened.' And I'm like, alright, I'll save my energy for other fights as the game goes on with the referees."
"He's willing to block shots, his skating's so good, he's got a good stick," said Reirden. "He's rangy, and I think he's able to disrupt a lot of plays that way. And he's so strong on his clears. There's a number of things that make him a great killer, and it's an area he's grown his game in the last couple years."
"It made it a lot easier on me last night having him back in that spot (on the top line along with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov), and I think everybody just slots into their roles there, and it makes us such a tougher team to defend against."
"Now we've got four lines of guys that can add offense and can defend as well, and you saw the results last night ... as we got scoring up and down the lineup."