... A good, solid first outing (for Brad Richards). He's a good player ... in all the situations. He wants to come in and fit in with our group and he played all parts of the game well.
... We had our top three lines score and that makes you hard to play against. Haggy went to the net hard and Brad found him and he finished well. We are still in a mode where we need to keep getting better. It's about balance and winning as a group. That's the only way to win championships and that's what we're striving for.
... Both Mo and Brad are natural centers who need to be around the puck and they'll get time together, but we liked what we saw. We played with the same purpose and rhythm as before the trade, and our balance is the strength of the team.