"It's just nice to be wanted and to feel like I have a place," Liles said. "It allows me to be confident and play my game. I think we have a great group of guys on the team — they've welcomed me, and it's been a nice fit so far."
"You take the little positives that you can out of it," Hurricanes defenseman John-Michael Liles said. "We did put a lot of shots at their goalie, and he made some good saves. Ultimately, getting down early against a good team is tough, and it was a tough battle to get back. But we're moving the puck well and we're getting opportunities. That's the biggest thing. We just got snake-bit."