"No one expected this," Elias said. "We've never been in this situation before. But it's life. Things happen. We're going to bounce back. We've played better the last few games. We're a much better team than the record shows. We can't think this is the end with 66 games left. We're in this together and we have to get better."
"It's important to realize how to play to be successful," Elias said. "You can see what a difference Jacques made with these players. Every coach has his own impact, but I don't know if there's one who can make everyone feel comfortable like Jacques did."