Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 06/03/08 at 04:09 AM ET
Transcript from a brief media session with Detroit Red Wings player Niklas Kronwall.
NIKLAS KRONWALL: We had quality scoring chances but we just couldn’t get it in.
Q. Psychologically, what is it like losing in triple overtime?
NIKLAS KRONWALL: Not a lot. We have to reload here. Try to eat and drink a lot and get our focus back. No one said it was going to be easy. We won all three previous series on the road.
So obviously it’s disappointing right now but we’re going to be ready to go.
Q. Marc‑Andre Fleury says he thinks the Penguins sent a message tonight they’re not out of the series?
NIKLAS KRONWALL: No one thought they were out of it, I think. Obviously they battled hard. They played well and Fleury in particular had a good game. And we just have to do better from the start, I think, and hopefully we can execute a little more on our chances.
Q. You want to start with your goals early with them, how do you bounce back?
NIKLAS KRONWALL: We need to have a better start. We were a little too nervous out there. We were waiting around, standing around too much. We can’t have that happening. We can’t start playing the game with 2‑0. So we need a better start for sure. We need to execute on chances.
Q. Do you play better with the lead, 34 seconds left, you’re that close but no cigar?
NIKLAS KRONWALL: We knew they weren’t going away. They pulled the goalie. And they were able to get a goal off of it. And I still think we played pretty good from there on. And we just have to bring whatever we did good and try to stay confident.
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