That loss took away a lot of the swagger that we had coming into the new year.
More Quotes from Jay Graham:Offensively, I thought we had one of our better games. Scoring four goals against Padua is impressive. ... We were brilliant offensively, but I thought our play in the defensive zone was sub-par for our standards.
If we run into them in the tournament, I certainly would expect our guys to have a chip on their shoulders. There are some bitter feelings. ... We want to show people why we got that seed.
We want to show people that we're the team that everyone should be gunning for (in the Capital Hockey Conference). We want to keep distance between us and everyone else because we want to win the league. ... That's why the lapses are very concerning.
We need to have a solid work ethic and come prepared to win hockey games. If we do that, I feel like we can make a run in the tournament. But everyone now must understand that we need to play with a sense of urgency.
It was very important to come out fast and fill the net. We wanted to make sure we got the lead and put the pressure on them right away. We wanted to make sure they didn't get any momentum.
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