Last night the Ads came out with a 4-3 shootout victory against the Iowa Wild. Compared to my last locker room visit after the defeat to the Charlotte Checkers – this was an upbeat hockey team. There were many positives to take from last night’s performance: great play from the forwards, Hellberg picking up his first win in nearly a month, power-play success, and a well-earned win. If there were any real negative it might have been that the game should have probably been polished off before overtime – BUT – the team did pick up the two points in the end anyways.
After the game I spoke with Admirals head coach Dean Evason, center Mathieu Tousignant, and winning goaltender Magnus Hellberg. Here is what they had to say on the game and much more.
Dean Evason talks about Hellberg’s night in the cage:
Evason talks up Taylor Beck:
Evason praises the fan support for the game:
Evason talks about the bounce back from Lake Erie:
Evason pleased with Liambas and Tousignant’s play:
Evason gives an injury update on Patrick Cehlin and Joonas Rask:
Mathieu Tousignant discusses the Ads rebound performance:
Tousi and I chat up he and Liambas’ recent string of offensively driven games:
Tousi talks about the addition of Beck to his line with Liambas:
Magnus Hellberg talks about the shootout:
Hellberg on earning the win:
Asking Hellberg when we’ll see a goalie fight from him:
Response to the quotes? Agree with Evason that Taylor Beck should be with Nashville? Banter! Banter! etc etc!