Following the game, Associate Head Coach Steve Greeley told the media:
“I think one of the bright spots about having a tough year is that our young players had to play a ton. And because of that they’re going to be better sophomores and they’re going to help this team going forward.
“Guys were put in situations – important situations in the last minute of the game or on the power play or penalty kill had a little extra time. They’ll all benefit from that, as will the team.”
“On the first [goal], I think about trying to corral it and get a handle on it, and then eventually, when you get the best handle you can, to fire it, said Piccinich, describing his two markers. “The second one—that was an insane scramble. Between [Evancho] getting his three whacks, my three, it squirted out, and then I just shot it high, and it went in.”
Matt Nieto scored his eighth goal of the season, a one-timer from the high slot, in San Jose's 4-0 blanking of Montreal.
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