Dec. 1, 2012
Minnesota head coach Don Lucia:
On the team's hot start...
"We had a great first period. A lot of guys had really good energy tonight, and they responded the way that we needed to."
On mixing up the lines throughout the night...
"In the game tonight, you saw a lot of guys playing with different players. We did that on purpose tonight based on who was playing well."
Junior defenseman Nate Schmidt:
"They didn't hand it to us tonight. We had to work for a lot of our goals. A lot of our stuff came from hard-fought plays that we had to create."
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