Capitals-Flyers: Postgame Quotes

Via the team...

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on how the team was able to mount their comeback...

"Nothing changed. [We got] a little bit of luck on the first goal. We got some life. The emotion of the game I guess would be the one thing. Obviously the crowd gets into it and you feel a little bit better and make a push, win a draw and before you know it, it's a game."

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on forward Alex Ovechkin's game-tying goal...

"He was up front on that one. He got the goalie [out of position], but we had two defensemen on the ice and he went to the right spot. A guy who's a goal scorer, when you go to the right spot you're going to get them. Obviously there is a unique quality about the guy. He gets that puck that far out and he finds the lane to get it through."

Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer on the comeback today...

"It was unbelievable. Thanks to the guys...it was a good win, a good comeback. We have a great offense. We can score, so every time you need a goal, it seems like we can put the puck in the net, which is good for us."

Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer on Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin...

"He's always emotional, he always moves, he's always [in place] where he can shoot. He never comes in on his backhand where you don't expect a shot. You've always got to be ready for him to take a shot."

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green on what changed the lead to the comeback...

"I think we had too much perimeter stuff, and once we just started peppering him with shots, one was bound to go in. You look at the goals that went in, he either didn't see it and it was just a floater which could have been an easy save from that far out."

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin on how Mike Green's goal changed the game and on his tying goal...

"I think we just had momentum off [Mike Green's] goal. I think we had luck on our side today, especially at the end of the game and we'll take it...to be honest, I just wanted to shoot the puck out there. To be honest, I missed my shot. It's kind of funny but it was perfect and I'll take it and the team will take it."

Philadelphia Flyers head coach Craig Berube on losing to the Capitals for a second time this season...

"We're just trying to win games. We need two points. We didn't get it tonight. They did. We had that game and we let it slip away."

Philadelphia Flyers head coach Craig Berube on the his team relaxing at the end of the game...

"I'm not sure that we relaxed. I thought that we were in our end too much there at the end instead of making some plays and getting down in their end a little bit and killing time and getting some offensive chances."

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit on tonight's game...

"For the most part of the game we played pretty well. We were up 4-1 with maybe 10 minutes to go. You shouldn't lose a game like that. It doesn't matter how many goals you score and how many points you have in this league. It's a very bad loss."

Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux on the Flyers' lines developing chemistry...

"I think chemistry is good. I think when you start playing with new players it takes a little while for a little chemistry. I think slowly our four lines are getting built to play well together but we've got a lot of work to do."

Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl on allowing three goals in the third period...

"They got one and then they've got all the momentum. I just think we didn't play bad, but they just got all the right bounces at the end there. I think it was always something in front of Mace [Steve Mason] even if it's our own guys or their guys. With the puck on net, sometimes it goes like that."

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason on the team playing passive in the third period...

"We had the lead and they had the zone time and were able to create some chances. With a team like that you can't get away from your game plan because they're going to take advantage of that and that's exactly what happened."

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