"You feel kind of naked without it," Budaj said. "They had a couple of shots, but the guys, they knew that I had lost the stick and they were blocking shots, and then they had one from the corner there. I wanted to pick it up but then I was, like, I might as well not. I don't want to be getting scored on while I'm looking at the stick. I've just got to focus on the puck."
"I don't want to take anything away from Washington, (but) we had 37 shots and we took it to them," Budaj said. "(Washington) stuck with it, got a couple lucky goals. The first was a miscommunication. I made a bad play and it ended up in the net. The other was just a quick shot and it trickled through me, so it's a disappointing result."