Randy Carlyle on Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne, who finally connected in the third period Monday when Koivu assisted Selanne’s power-play goal:
They were better tonight. They didn’t turn the puck over nearly as many times. They simplified it. That’s the key, especially now for this group, to simplify and get the staples of our structure down pat. And the expectations, what you do in this situation, what you do in that situation, and learn those things. We’ve got a fairly large group of people that are new to us. It’s not like we’re the same team we were last year. It’s probably 7 or 8 new faces, that’s almost 50 percent of the team.