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."