"They’re always a hard team to play against. They always play hard and if you’re not going to play your best game you’re probably going to lose. They have our number this year, so we better come out strong.” - Jonathan Ericsson
"We think we've done a lot of good stuff...We're definitely getting better defensively and playing harder as a group and more structured and more organized.” - Mike Babcock
"We're a lot younger than we've been in the last 15 years. I like what I see. I like the evolution that is going on. We're starting to play tight, grittier hockey.” - Ken Holland
Jonas Gustavsson will get the nod in net today.
Valtteri Filppula will not play today, but hopes to play tomorrow or Wednesday.