Coach Maurice met with the media following the game against the Oilers.
Coach Maurice – Assessment of the game. On his rookies. Keeping his team’s focus. Using Buff on the penalty kill. Watching Buff’s minutes? Talk about the refs.
On Scheifele – “I liked the way Scheifele scored that goal. I think he probably took two hits before he scored the goal”.
On Trouba – “I think with Jacob Trouba he is going to continually refine that game where you won’t see him jumping in every time, but he will jump in at the right times, kinda the Lidstrom factor. Make 90% of your game a 10 foot pass and the last 10% is what will make you great”.
On the rookies maturity – “There’s not a kiddie section in our locker room and we feed them. They are just one of the guys for me”.