Jon Cooper on Brian Elliott: "He's making the big saves for us when we need them"



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Jon Cooper on Brian Elliott: "He's making the big saves for us when we need them"

Tampa Bay Lightning showed quality and won 5:2 against Nashville Predators. Brayden Point was particularly impressive scoring 2 goals. However, we should not forget Brian Elliott, who had 34 saves! "All he's doing is winning games for us," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said talking about Elliott, as quoted by nhl.com.

"He's making the big saves for us when we need them. He keeps us in it, and tonight we gave him a little run support." "I've been privileged to be behind the bench with a lot of phenomenal players ... some of the best in the world," Cooper said.

"When you win games, it's your players that win games for you." Alexandre Carrier scored one of the goals for the Predators. "We know that coming here they are going to be fast and start strong in their building," Carrier said.

"It caught us a bit off guard, but we had chances in the second." Jankowski also scored one of the goals and commented on the match in which his team could have done much better. "We were pressuring them hard," Jankowski said.

"… On that one they flubbed the pass a little bit. ... They kind of shaded to [Yakov Trenin], so I had the shot."

John Hynes talks about the match

Nashville coach John Hynes is not satisfied with his team's performance.

Obviously, there was a lack of concentration. "The game was in the balance [at] 2-2," Nashville coach John Hynes said. "We gave up an odd-man rush and we turned the puck over. We didn't have the attention to detail in the third period." Nick Paul knew that in the third part of the match they had to be much better and more aggressive.

"We knew we had to answer in the third," Paul said. "Once we got those pucks to the net, winning those battles and working them down low ... our game really started gaining momentum."