"I didn't buy into that," Thornton said. "I think that was more for you guys. I think this whole area needs a Cup. They're definitely on the right track, and just disappointing for this area not to be playing, like I said, next week, but this was a really fun team to watch, entertaining team to watch, and an inspirational team to watch."
"The first period was a struggle to be honest with you," Thornton said. "I don't think we had too much early on but we kind of felt our groove as the middle of the game went on."