Head Coach Kevin Constantine
Thoughts on the game- "We didn’t think we played real hard in Tri (City) the other night, so the goal of the night was to start a little better and play a little harder. At this point of the year, I was happy that happened; we played harder. I was willing to live with any result on the scoreboard if we made a positive step in our work ethic and I thought we really did. I thought we had some good chances in the first (period). I thought our power play had some good chances, not that much came of it on the scoreboard but we hung in there and just kept working and playing. We kind of survived the first five minutes of the third (period) where they came at us pretty good and obviously they came at us hard in the last five (minutes) too but we survived those moments. I thought it was a good effort by our guys."
On the go-ahead goal- "He (Devon Skoleski) did a great job to kind of move and make some moves to give himself some space and the other two guys (Connor Dewar, Graham Millar) made nice plays too. The one-timer goal by (Graham) Millar ... the pass to get it there too was good. That was a hell of a play by that line."
On Noah Juulsen’s first game back- "I thought it was great. It’s hard to come back. There’s getting used to what we’re doing after being gone for awhile; there’s the emotional letdown of being sent back and then there’s always a chance that you’re going to take things for granted. If you just played against all NHL players, you take for granted you’re going to be good and sometimes you can have a bad first game until you realize, ‘man I have to work hard at every level.’ So I thought he was pretty solid."
On not taking any penalties during the third period- "One of the problems right now with when we take penalties is we’re trying to figure out who is going to be penalty killers for us. Until we grow in that area, we end up using some of our top offensive players killing, which we’ll continue to do but we don’t want to overuse them. It takes energy (to) do everything. It takes energy to kill, it takes energy to hit, it takes energy to score, it takes energy (to) get up the ice and get to the net and battle. We’re trying to find more killers so we can spread the energy out and have everybody more energized. That fact we didn’t have to kill in the third helped provide some energy for certain guys."
Defenseman Noah Juulsen
Thoughts on being named captain- "It’s a huge honor to be named captain with this team we have and I’m excited to lead these guys."
On his first game back- "I think I had a pretty solid game. Obviously there are some turnovers, I would like to have back but in the end we played a pretty solid game as a team and (we have) got to bring that on Friday."
On Tri-City- "Obviously they’re a hard working team.They have a couple good lines but we have to watch them and shut them down."
On scoring the empty net goal- "I just kind of closed my eyes and hoped for the best."
Forward Dominic Zwerger
Thoughts on scoring his first goal as a Silvertip- "It feels great. I had a couple chances the past few games. I couldn’t put her (the puck) in, but today I got lucky enough to get a bounce and it went in and felt great."
On first home game as a Silvertip- "They’ve got great fans here. It gets loud in here. When I scored that goal, the crowd just went crazy and I loved it. Good support from them (the fans) helped us a lot through the game and they gave us energy."
On Tri-City- "I’ve seen them enough in my career -- we played them 12 times in a season with Spokane. We know how they play. They’re a hard working team but we knew we could shut them down."
On playing on a line with Patrick Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne- "They’re two great players. I think the first two games we just had to find each other a little bit more. The Chemistry is getting better and better every day, every practice, every game."
On adjusting to a new system- "It’s been going pretty well. They’ve got a great system here. It’s a lot to learn but the more I learn, the better for me as a player. I think that makes me a better player and helps me go on in life."
Graham Millar scored a power play goal in the third period and continues to lead Everett with five goals.
Everett did not surrender a power-play goal on two chances for Tri-City tonight. The Silvertips have only surrendered one power-play goal in the fifteen times they've been short-handed this year.
Carter Hart improves to 1-0-1-0 against Tri-City this season with a 2.00 GAA and .906 SAV%
Everett will play against Tri-City for the third straight game on Friday, October 7th before heading up to Prince George for two games.