Derek Roy
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"Derek Roy" is a Canada/Canadian professional ice hockey center (ice hockey)/centre who is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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The ceremony before the game, it seemed like the crowd was ready for the game, electrifying. We were trying to give them as much as we can. I thought we got better as the game went on..killed some big penalties there.

Good teams bounce back. I don't think the fans enjoyed the game as much as they could have because I don't think we played as hard as we have to.

We don't like losing. It seems like when we lose we come back with a better effort. We just don't want to lose two in a row.

That was huge, especially against this team. That opened things up for us, and gave us some momentum.

It was a great way to bounce back. Whenever you lose like that, and then play two days later, it stays in your mind. So we wanted to get out there and get a win.

Maxim is such a dangerous player with the puck, he draws players to him, especially after scoring a goal like that. I look for that, you seem to get a little more space when Maxim has the puck, so it's my job to get to an open spot, because he usually finds a way to get the puck to you. He made a great pass and all I had to do was hit the net.

That's the style you have to play against that team out here. You have to slow them down, play hard, physical hockey. That is what we did for a period.

We're battling for first place with Ottawa, so all those games are going to be huge. Then Toronto and Boston are fighting for playoff spots, and Montreal's trying to stay in. Those are all going to be huge, key games for us. Those are all four-point games.

It feels great, but the team needed this win. It was a big win for us.