Capitals-Devils: Postgame Quotes

Via the team:

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on giving up a two-goal lead tonight...

"They are a relentless team. They kept coming. We made a couple mistakes. Tough one obviously on the fourth one. Holts [Braden Holtby] plays it up the wall, and it just bounced perfect on the guys tape so he could rip it at the net, and he tipped it before he [Holtby] could get back in net."

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on the Capitals consistently allowing quick response goals...

"Unfortunately, it's the same cliché...We talk about it; I'm talking to the line as they go out on the ice - you've got to execute and get up behind them and keep the ball rolling, and sometimes we do a better job than others. Tonight, obviously we didn't."

Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward on the play of his third line...

"Our line just didn't get it done. We were on for three. We let one slip through. Our line just dropped the ball, and we were on for three which is unacceptable."

Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward on how the Devils got back into it and won...

"They scored a timely goal, and we needed a huge kill on a penalty kill that we didn't get. I don't know. We just gave them a little momentum to get back into it and they capitalized on their chances right to the end."

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green on how the Devils beat the Capitals...

"They worked hard down low on us, and it's a matter of staying tight. We kind of let them slip behind us and get some unnecessary goals. I'm sure we'll adjust it with the coaches tomorrow."

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green on the conversation between the second and third period...

"They said we had to keep doing the same thing. We were successful in the second period, and we had to keep that going in the third. It really was those simple things tonight that got us those goals. We played a good 40 minutes, but we needed 60 tonight."

Washington Capitals winger Jason Chimera on the play of the Capitals and the Devils...

"We got a point out of it. It's not like it's the end of the world. They are a good team and they are playing desperate, they starting throwing lots [at the net]. Three out of four points on the weekend is not too bad. So we have to look at it positively. Obviously it was disappointing, but we have to move on and look at the bright spots."

New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer on tonight's game and how he liked his team's play...

"It was a resilient effort. I really liked our bench tonight, even when we were down [3-1], I thought there was a lot of positive chatter. I think everyone's surprised we came back, [but] I think the least surprised guys are in our room. I think they felt confident all night we could still make a game of it...We gave up 18, 20 shots, [a few] happened to go in tonight. I think we played a pretty good game. It's not like we opened it up and gave up 40 shots. I liked the way we played."

New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer on Devils forward Jaromir Jagr...

"He amazes me every night I come to the rink. I don't have a lot more adjectives to describe him, but he's a pleasure to work with."

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr on how the two goal Capitals lead surprised him...

"Today, I felt like we were playing very good hockey the first two periods, and I look at the scoreboard and we were down 3-1. That was kind of tough to swallow but we got some lucky bounces in the third period and tied the game and went to overtime again. I thought we responded very well when we were down two goals, and it's a big win for us. We needed to get points to get back to the .500 mark."

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr on his team's play in the third period recently...

"We played pretty good hockey in the third period for whatever reason. We tied it late yesterday against a very good team, and today we go down two goals against a very good team, and we always try to find an extra gear in the third period. So far it's working for us. I would like to have some easy games too."

New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene on what lead to the two goal deficit and how they overcame it...

"We kind of shot ourselves in the foot there in the second period. There were a couple breakdowns and they capitalized. They're a great offensive team, and they're going to capitalize on those mistakes. We showed resiliency, and it felt good to get back and play hard and play discipline hockey and chip away [at the lead]."

New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene on his overtime goal...

"I honestly can't remember the last overtime goal I scored. It feels great to do it and get a big win tonight."

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