Reign Beat Americans 4-1, Lead WCF 2-1. Quick Quotes- Alex Roach, Maxim Kitsyn

Ontario Reign Allen AmericansAfter the Ontario Reign 4-1 victory in Game 3, Alex Roach and Maxim Kitsyn spoke with MayorsManor….

Alex Roach on how the defense performed only allowing one goal:

We were pretty solid all around tonight I think.  We got back hard for pucks, moved pucks quickly to our forwards and we played in tight our house and played sound defensively.

Roach on how your penalty kill did tonight:

I think we did a good job, they have a really good power play over there.  They have a lot of skilled guys that can take advantage of the power play and we did a good job of pressuring pucks when we could and laying back when they had full control.

Roach on how big of a boost killing three penalties were in the first period:

I think it’s always huge that you have confidence in your penalty kill knowing that you can go out there and play hard knowing that your penalty kill has your back.  It’s definitely huge having a PK that’s killing off penalties.

Roach on coming back home for Games 3, 4, and 5:

We’re pretty excited, we love playing at home here we feed off the crowd.  It’s always nice being home in your bed and being comfortable and being in the atmosphere that you know.  We’re pretty excited for the weekend here.

Maxim Kitsyn on his goal late in the third period:

It was a good line effort.  Good passes there and White did a good job, guy went to him and he from the battle passed it to me and I was all alone.  It was a good line effort.

Kitsyn on finding open ice during the game:

Oh yeah, I think it was like my only shot, I mean I tried.  They have a good team, and it;s the conference finals and it’s not that easy.  This time of year guys pay more attention to defense then offense, same with us, maybe it’s not good for the fans.

Kitsyn on what Allen does to make it tough for the Reign to get open ice:

I mean they like, we guys, good defensively.  It’s not that easy, getting five of them all the time.  It’s because they’re big and they cover up a lot of room.  I mean I try to do the same, see the guy with the puck and I try to hit him to limit his time.

Kitsyn on picking up their play in the second period after killing penalties in the first:

Yeah, we had a good PK.  Our units always try hard, Kopitar had some big blocks.  For us, guys who don’t play the PK you get some energy and you go on the ice you get some more power.  Just crushing everything, trying to do a lot. So yes, it’s a big team team effort.

Kitsyn on what he’d like to improve for Game 4:

I don’t think I was very good defensively.  I mean tonight, I need to bring some more effort than I had tonight.

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