Game 3 Fallout: Mike Richards – ‘Don’t worry about what’s ahead of you’

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While being down 0-2 in their first round series with San Jose wasn’t the end of the word – despite being outscored by a wide margin – coach Darryl Sutter’s team desperately needed a win in Game 3 if they wanted to have a realistic chance of coming back to beat the Sharks. Trailing by one goal after 20 minutes on Tuesday night, leading be a goal after 40 minutes and with neither team having a multi-goal lead at any point, things were starting to look more normal between the long-time division rivals. After scoring on their first shot in overtime though, the Sharks took a 3-0 lead in the series, something nobody would have predicted coming into the playoffs.

After the game, here’s what Mike Richards had to share with the gathered media…

On losing in overtime:

“They got the last goal. That’s usually how it goes. One team plays well in overtime and then the other team scores on their first chance. It’s obviously disappointing. We still have to play better to win hockey games.”

On how to improve play in the neutral zone:

“Don’t turn the puck over, just manage the puck better. Make their defense go back and get the puck every time. Every little part I think we can do a little bit better job. If we do that, it’s going to go a long way.”

On the turnovers:

“Turnovers in general are always a factor in hockey games, and it was again tonight.”

On how to win a series when down 3-0:

“Just play each game and don’t worry about what’s ahead of you. We have to have a mindset of winning the next game and go from there.”

On his line:

“We had some chances but we didn’t score, so we have to find a way to contribute to the hockey games.”

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