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The difference-maker tonight. The strength of the man, his ability to get around the defense and get it to the net and put it away is just unbelievable.
Tom Renney
#Ability

Every game to us is very valuable but this does conjure up the type of emotion that is playoff-type hockey, or certainly consequential hockey. We want to play that as much as possible, because it makes us better.
Tom Renney
#Emotions

In the nature of the game, things have a way of balancing out. We've got some pretty good shooters, we've got guys who can score in the shootouts. That's just the way it goes. I think we have to be real careful we don't analyze ourselves to a standstill.
Tom Renney
#Nature

I think the trick was getting him in an environment that he could flourish. I still think there's a lot there. I don't think anybody should be surprised by this.
Tom Renney
#Environment

We kind of rolled the dice on this philosophy.
Tom Renney
#Philosophy

I'm not sure they wait for him to do magical things but they are sort of watching history here, too.
Tom Renney
#History

Kevin was dead on the mark. He did everything we could ask of a goaltender.
Tom Renney
#Ask

Let's be honest about this hockey club, gang: These guys have gone above and beyond the call of duty from Day One. One thing we can proudly do is defend this team's good intentions, their work habits and their desire to win.
Tom Renney
#Duty

It's terrific, it's great for this group of players and for the organization that rolled the dice with this philosophy. There's a sense of accomplishment that we've secured a spot.
Tom Renney
#Philosophy

We've earned the privilege of feeling good about what we've done. But we have won nothing. We know we need our A-plus game in the playoffs, and now is the time that you make sure you're there when the time comes.
Tom Renney
#Privilege

I'm not really willing to put him in (tonight), to be honest with you. I'd like to see him (tomorrow) and see how he's making out.
Tom Renney
#Honest

If he can elevate to the point where we have no choice, then it's possible. If he comes in and does an admirable job, then probably not.
Tom Renney
#Choice

Often times, it takes more than one person to check him. You have one person on the body and the other person on the puck. If you try to play him one-on-one, he'll eat you up.
Tom Renney
#Body

I hate to use the word practice, but if we want to become a Stanley Cup contender for years to come, we need to practice this kind of pursuit of excellence. Winning division titles, winning conferences, winning Stanley Cups. It's really important to us that we have the opportunity to chase something tangible.
Tom Renney
#Hate

It was real intense. It was a hard-working, hard-hitting game.
Tom Renney
#Game

If there is an advantage to be gained by this, it's that we think we can beat this team. We feel like we can come in here and win, that's an important feeling to have as a hockey club. You've got to be really feeling strongly about yourself and your ability to beat anybody any night.
Tom Renney
#Advantage

The bottom line is, you've got to do it within the rules of the game, it's that simple. As we have in the past, we'll look at the video again with him and just see where he could have maybe done something different, if anything, and allow him to play himself through it.
Tom Renney
#Rules

I think we may be a little apprehensive. They just feel this huge obligation to be something special.
Tom Renney
#Obligation

It has to be an A-plus game.
Tom Renney
#Game

I don't want to call it nervous, maybe a little apprehensive. They just feel this huge obligation to be something real special this year when the fact of the matter is the only thing that's made us special is just hard, honest work.
Tom Renney
#Obligation

Some people find themselves in harm's way, other people put themselves in harm's way. Usually the winner puts themselves in harm's way; Kaspar helps us identify with that. We need a physical presence. We need more guys playing like that anyway.
Tom Renney
#People

They play a complete game and they have their identity that they've recaptured because it wasn't there for them in the first half of the season. Obviously, as they found theirs, we kind of lost ours.
Tom Renney
#Identity

Composure is an important part of the game. If you lose it, you can lose the series.
Tom Renney
#Composure

There's no benefit-of-a-doubt stuff in the playoffs. You're in the big parade now and you have to participate. If we give ourselves a chance to play five-on-five hockey, then who knows?
Tom Renney
#Doubt

Obviously the penalty parade would suggest I'm not completely happy at all, nor should (the players) be. There's no benefit of the doubt in the playoffs. You're in the big parade now and you've got to participate. It becomes obviously clear we're incapable of dealing with the pressure of these types of situations well enough to stay out of the penalty box and give ourselves a chance.
Tom Renney
#Benefit

Obviously we're having difficulty in our penalty kill, and he has done a decent job of it when he's been out there. It was a chance to practice it because, looking ahead, it's obvious that we're going to be killing penalties.
Tom Renney
#Difficulty

It's got to stay separate, I don't think we should jump the gun on this one either. We want people to play when they're ready and able to play. And able doesn't necessarily mean 100%.
Tom Renney
#People

I thought they scored some pretty good goals . If you can't see it, you can't stop it.
Tom Renney
#Goals

[Jaromir] wanted to make sure he was at least showing New Jersey we have some depth in our penalty killing. We rolled the dice. He went beyond what I expected. It shows he is a competitive person. I have no regrets. That's a decision I'll live with though and that's my responsibility.
Tom Renney
#Killing

I'm not sure of the extent as of yet, but we'll know a little more probably by [late Saturday night].
Tom Renney
#Night