Head Coach Kevin Constantine
Thoughts on playing with the lead- "The lead was important because there was nothing left in the tank for our guys. It’s hard to play four (games) in five nights, it’s hard to do it when you travel the distance we did and it’s hard to do it when you got some very important guys out of the lineup too. Getting a lead was really important because I don’t think we had the energy to mount a comeback. Anything you saw in the way of anything negative in the game might have been explainable by a banged up/injured team that is tired."
On winning four straight with an incomplete lineup- "It’s incredible, I hate sayings like ‘well, a split on the road.’ If you made me go bet in Vegas I wouldn’t have bet on winning four, playing four in five nights. It’s an incredible compliment to how much they hung in there. They had to hang in there last night to score late in the game and they had to hang on to a game tonight, they got both those things done so it’s very impressive.
On the power play- "The second game in PG (Prince George), got us back in the game last night and got us the lead tonight. Talk to Brennan Sonne, he runs the power play so I can’t lay claim to any of that. He’s (Sonne) doing a good job with that and the guys he is putting out there are getting it done. Riley Sutter has been really affective down low for us."
On Riley Sutter’s power play emergence- "It’s been a role that we always imagined him having. If you look at Noah Juulsen, his first year. Noah’s a first round NHL Draft pick that never was on our power play one second in his sixteen year old. We didn’t see him (Sutter) doing that as a sixteen year old but we always saw a very good shot. We always saw good vision and stick skills so we saw him as a power play guy. It’s always been the intent to work him in our power play group."
On Connor Dewar’s play- "He competes so hard, he plays on the power play and penalty kill. He’s got to play against the other teams best players and plays 4-on-4. There was a lot of that last night and tonight."
Forward Riley Sutter:
Thoughts on scoring goals in the last 3 games- "I think it’s just been playing with the linemates, getting use to playing with the guys that are really helping me. It helps being on the power play, KC (Coach Constantine) has given me the opportunity to play on the power play."
On power play opportunities- "Obviously you have to fill different roles each year, he (Coach Constantine) gave me a big chance."
On winning four straight in five days- "It’s hard mentally and physically but you have be mentally engaged at all times and be ready for the game."
On Pink the Rink night- "It’s awesome that the team does this every year. It really shows how much we support breast cancer awareness month. I’m real happy that all the fans came out."
Defenseman Noah Juulsen
Thoughts on the game- "The guys who were in the lineup did a great job tonight. We pulled through and battled every battle there was."
On Seattle- "They’re a physical team, when we get into these games it’s a big rivalry. We did a pretty good job tonight but we just have to be a little more disciplined the next game."
On Pink the Rink- "It’s unreal, it’s for a great cause of course. The fans every year they have been here and support us, even with this storm that’s apparently coming. All in all, it’s for a great cause and the fans do a great job."
Forward Bryce Kindopp:
Thoughts on scoring the first goal- "It was nice. It’s not easy when you have a penalty and you want to make up for it. Good faceoff play. I got a rebound and put it in."
On playing four games in five nights- "Just getting mentally prepared for each game. We all want to win for each other so the boys will battle and we got the wins."
On Pink the Rink night- "It’s awesome, all the fans showed and made a lot of noise which makes the game way easier when you’re tired. It was my first experience and was really awesome."
(Editorial note: this was written before Everett's 2-1 loss Tuesday night to Spokane)
-Everett currently leads the US Division with a record of 8-1-1-0 for 17 points.
-Everett has the second fewest penalty minutes with 95
-Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips in points 4G 8A 12PTS
-Graham Millar leads in goals with six
-Carter Hart is fourth in the WHL with a 1.98 GAA