I believe in making your own breaks. You work hard and you have to make your own bounces, just like life. There's a difference between wanting things and making things happen. It doesn't do any good to want it, you have to make it happen.

The good thing is that this isn't our playoff team. That's no excuse. We're good enough to win these games, we just aren't doing it right now.

It's a big bonus to get that win but this is done. They've got a lot of veteran guys on that team. The one thing I know is you can't take anything for granted with those (Fort Wayne) guys.

We've seen this team come back before. There's a lot of character there. They work hard, and they're going to be a tough opponent. I'm just looking at what we can do better on Sunday night.

Hopefully this was our worst game. We're not going to win a lot of games giving up 50 shots. The biggest thing with Robbie is that this is his first full game in nearly a month. He's going to get better, and we're going to get better.

I never do (shake hands after a series). I don't pretend to be a guy who's not intense and I don't look at it as being a bad sport. I think the players who compete should shake hands. I think I've done it in the finals but I hardly remember. Whether we win or not, I'm not in it to be disrespectful or buddies with people.

He's got a strong resume. So when the situation comes up he goes in and does a great job it makes you feel good.

They're a hard line to play against because you've got Big Snake and Johnson, who are going to pound you whenever they can. They've all got excellent hands. They've all got big futures in hockey and they're all doing a great job for us in the playoffs so far.