1) Our combined goal tending has been stellar, including back-to-back shutouts last week. What do you attribute this success to?
As a team, we've been playing really strong defence, not giving the opposition much space to get quality shots on goal. We're making it pretty easy for those guys in the pipes, and they've been rewarding us by being stellar in turn! 2) Helsinki has shown grit more this season than in recent memory. How does this benefit you as a player?
Having that bit of edge to our game definitely opens up some space for us. Makes it easier to play your game when you don't have to worry about being put through the boards every time you head up ice. 3) As of the end of week 3 we are 2 points out of a playoff spot. What do we need to improve to make the jump up?
I think consistency is our biggest issue, offensively. We'll have some games where we put up 4+ goals, and then go a bunch putting up 2 or less. A big part of that lands on me, I've been pretty inconsistent overall, but I'm starting to hit my stride and can hopefully help get our offence rolling. 4) What has been the biggest change in your day to day life over the last 3 to 4 weeks?
Honestly, eating out a lot less. I used to be guilty of grabbing a McMuffin and coffee for breakfast, and eating out for lunch more than I should be. Current events have obviously made that less of an option, so I've been cooking more and been better about preparing my meals ahead of time. 5) What is a social activity you miss taking part in?
Just hanging out with people. Luckily, I have my fiancee so it's not lonely, but not being able to do much aside from going to work will have its own challenges at any time. We're starting to run out of things to watch, so we'll see what happens lol.
6) Do you have a favorite motivational hockey quote?
Eh, not really. There's tons of great quotes from decades of hockey, but I think the best ones come when they're needed, from someone you know. To me, the best motivation you get is from someone you trust and respect.