We draw a lot of energy from our penalty kills. This is our 37th or 38th penalty we've killed this season. No one has scored on the power play against us.
We have to be ready for MSJ on Saturday. They are playing well right now and they are not going to roll over for us.
We played well in spurts and were tough defensively. We started moving our feet in the third period and that's when we got our goal. We were a little slower than we normally are. We've got some guys who are tired or a little sick (but) in the third period they picked it up.
It's exciting. The kids realize that by dropping a game to South Burlington they would have had a chance at the top seed but they're very happy with the two seed.
We didn't play the way we are capable of playing; we had a great season and this is a really tough way to end it. It's real tough to swallow this one. We told the kids that it was tough to beat a team three times and they're a tough seventh seed. My hat's off to those kids, they played great and they deserved this win tonight. They out-worked us and out-played us.
I think we wore them down. But MSJ played well. They're a much stronger team than people thought they were.
This is the best team, condition-wise, of any team I've coached.