The Lightning skated away with a 3-2 victory in the fifth overtime on Tuesday night in the very first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs first round.
After a crazy-long game (fourth-longest in NHL history) you know the quote machine would be churning, especially when you have John Tortorella involved.
Here’s a quick recap of the best quotes of the night.
Brayden Point (TBL) on where his goal ranks among all the goals he has scored:
“Yeah, it’s up there. It’s got to be the biggest I would say. Um, geez, man, I don’t know. Just finally one goes in, I think that’s the emotion. You know, just super excited. But you know, we can’t forget that’s only one game and there’s a lot of series left to be played.”
Seth Jones (CBJ) after playing an NHL-record number of minutes:
“I feel fine.”
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Yanni Gourde (TBL) on battling mental fatigue:
“I think the key is probably, like, getting off the ice when you’re really tired. I mean, keep your shift short and I think by doing that you can avoid making mental mistakes because you’re too tired. I think if you send a French, a fresh — Oh my God, my words are terrible.
“My bad. I’m tired right now if you guys can’t notice. Ah, yeah. Send a fresh guy out there it’s much easier.”
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