Coach Noel met with the media following the game against the Rangers.
Coach Noel – Assessment of the game. Thoughts on John Albert’s game. How did they turn the tide in the 2nd? Play of Chris Thorburn. Happy with road tip so far? Pavelec to the rescue? Team morale.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Assessment of the game;
– “Thought we managed the game way better. Thought we played a lot stronger. Felt we had confidence in our group. Thought players were engaged. Pretty obvious we got some production from the Jokinen line and Albert contributed. Thought we got some good production from a lot of people”.
On John Albert;
“I thought positionally he was strong. He would have liked to have won some battles earlier but I thought he got himself in the game real well. I thought that the play, I think it was Buff that made the pass up to him was a good play, buried it top shelf, it was a great play. Great goal for us, great goal for him!”
On John Albert’s goal lifting the bench;
“That really lifted our bench a lot…like I’d say 90%…is that good?”
On Chris Thorburn;
“I thought Chris was good… couple of bounces. I thought he checked well. I thought he wanted to get involved physically. I thought he did the things necessary with that line. He wanted it dumped in his corner, which would be dealing to his strengths. I thought he did a really good job there. Got a couple of assists. Plus player. Thought he was good.”
On the success of the road trip:
“…we move down to Florida with some real joy in our world”.