I think investors were looking for an excuse to take some profits after a blisteringly good pace in November. Higher energy prices near term, and the continuing battle in Washington over the course of the Iraq war have provided sufficient reason for investors to take a little profit.
I stunk it up tonight, period. When you don't have it, you don't have it. There's no excuses. I didn't have command, I didn't have my slide-step, and I left balls up in the zone. When you do that, that's what happens.
I don't have an excuse, I flat out stunk, plain and simple. I just didn't throw a strike. I usually say we lose as a team, but I lost that one, coming in and walking three guys. I take full responsibility.
There was nothing flat about that, ... When you get punched in the face, that's what happens. That's an excuse: Flat didn't drop balls. Flat didn't miss assignments. Flat didn't commit penalties and miss tackles.
No, there's no excuses. I don't think we played as well as we did in Montreal. I don't have any answers, I wish I did. It's not a good game. We have to keep playing hard. We owe it to our fans and to each other to play hard and keep trying to win hockey games.