What they said

Kyle Chipchura:

About the goal:

"I felt better tonight. … The biggest thing is just getting the timing on, getting the puck without feeling the pressure.  I think  keeping it simple, getting the lucky bounce early, helped me settle into the game."

About playing when the Habs are one or two players down:

"That’s my job. If I’m going to make a living in the NHL, that’s where I have to do it.  Feels nice to get into it. … I think that’s the tough part of the game, when you’ve had some time off: feeling the pressure, your timing, your positioning, playing the angles. "

About the team’s performance as a whole:

"Lots of kids on the team: I thought we played well with them. Th guys were starting to step up.  (The Senators) got a couple more lucky bounces than we did. We played them hard, I thought.  We didn’t maybe have the experience they have. We battled hard.  …  When you play against established players like that, you just have to try keep it close, play them competitively."

Carbo on Chipchura:

"He’s here to fight for a spot. Look at last year, at this point, he was the one who beat out Maxim (Lapierre)."



Goaltender Cédrick Desjardins (Nine shots, nine saves in the third period):

"Hopefully I’ve attracted some attention. They gave me a mission to
finish.  I feel like a pitcher who comes into a game in the ninth
inning, and I tried to do the same thing in both games.  … I’m
learning, so hopefully I get a chance to start a game.  I’m just
waiting for that.

"There are good goaltenders in front of me. They’re well stocked in
Montreal. But that won’t stop me from making a place for myself."

Carbo on Desjardins:

"Rollie (Melanson) has worked a lot with him. He’s a guy who likes
to compete, who never had it easy. … If Roland says it’s worth giving
him a try, than that’s what we did. We know it’s Cary and probably
Halak who will start the season."

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