"I feel like all the pieces are in place right now" said Kulikov, who went through a few rebuilding phases during his first seven seasons in Florida. "When you're talking rebuild, I don't think it's about our team. I think our team has already passed that point. And we need to show it and get off to a good start."
"When a team comes out after they've lost the period, they're probably getting some bad words from the coach," Kulikov said. "We knew they were going to come out strong in the second period and we didn't handle it."