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Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Praises Eklund’s Season Debut



Well, that was ugly.

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the San Jose Sharks were humiliated by the Washington Capitals 8-3.

Head coach David Quinn was ejected, and he spoke at length about that after the game here:

Quinn Loses It on Ref, ‘Embarrassed’ by His Own Behavior

Besides Quinn’s ejection, Tomas Hertl talked about the San Jose Sharks’ penchant for hanging their head after giving up a goal. William Eklund talked about if his added muscle over the summer helped him in his Sharks debut this season. Quinn spoke candidly on Kaapo Kahkonen and Eklund’s performances.

Tomas Hertl, on how the San Jose Sharks seem to hang their heads after giving up goals:

Yeah, we have to always forget about whatever happened, go back to play. We dominated the game, they scored one, and then we kind of, okay what now?

The season [has been] so hard for us. We’ve been winning so many games and just fall apart last minute. I feel like it’s just in us. We just have to keep playing the same way. If we play the same way, we will win some hockey games. But we just stopped doing what we did in the first. We [were] hard, we [were] physical, we play hard in D-zone and one goal or a couple not smart decisions just always change the momentum and change the game for us.

William Eklund, on if he felt the gains that he made over the summer in his training obviously helped him in his Sharks debut this season:

I think so. I got more shots on net. I think I was around the net more…I think that was better.

David Quinn, on Kaapo Kahkonen’s game:

Yeah, I’m sure he’d like to have…some of those back.

Quinn, on Eklund:

I liked his game. I thought he played with energy, I thought he played with passion.

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