"I think our team was well prepared and we changed some things up on our power play to specifically go after Bloomington''s penalty kill. The guys were chompng at the bit to get into the playoffs. Some guys that sturggled during the year had big games for us. We all had a fresh start here, and we wanted to be known as guys who showed up in the spirng.
"Anytime you go 3-8 on the power play you should win. I'm surprised one of the least penaltized teams in the league took as many penalts as they did. We were very disciplined and played smart. The two goals in the third were something that happenes, but it helped us to battle and win a tough game. We bent but we didn't break."
On Curadeau: ``He's been playing great. He should have had four or five goals tonight. His line could have had a lot more than they did. For Matty, this was great for his confidence."
Looking at Game 2: "I think Bloomington is going to play desperate, and they have to come hard. Our guys just have to play the same way we played tonight. Play disciplined in our system and continue to beat them in the special teams. We were better than them all year, and we knew that both teams scored 2.8 goal sper game and if our power play could come through we could win the series."