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Foligno: There's No Place Like Home

Monday, 12.5.2011 / 3:46 PM ET
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Foligno: There\'s No Place Like Home

It's great to finally be at home again after such a long stretch of road games and I think I can say all the guys are happy to be back. We were proud of ourselves with the way we played on the road, and we really made that push to have a good trip. We knew how crucial those points would be and how much they can help us later on. The guys really stepped up and played well on the road over the past few weeks, and now we've got to make sure we make the best of this upcoming homestand as well.

Nick Foligno is enjoying both team and individual success (Getty Images).
When you're away that long, it can affect your normal routine, but it's just something you have to get used to, and you do. It's part of our job to find a way to make sure we're at our best and always look at the positives of everything. It is always difficult on a road and it's a little bit different. But I think the guys are looking forward to being at home and getting some R and R and making sure we're ready for these home games because they're really important for us.

I've been happy with game lately. It's about confidence and understanding the kind of player I need to be. It just comes with maturity and I'm pretty comfortable with the guys I've been playing with lately. I'm pretty fortunate to have such great linemates (Daniel Alfredsson and Milan Michalek) and we've been able to click and produce, so that's been good. I'm enjoying it and while it's been a little bit different being at centre, I'm liking that as well. The coaching staff has also been outstanding with us, too. You're seeing all the guys step up and play well, and it's a testament to them that they've been able to get the best out of us.

I want to be a big player on this team and I've said that before. It's just a matter of me going out there and continuing to play the way I know I can, and making sure I'm always working hard and working on both sides of the puck. When you play with such great players, you're bound to have some good nights. I've just got to continue to work and continue to have a lot of fun. I think that's the biggest thing this year. I'm really enjoying myself and I think all the guys feel the same way.

Ask anyone on the team, and they'll tell you the coaches have made it such a great environment for everyone and we see such potential in this room. There's such a great group of guys in here and we're really having fun together. We're having fun coming to the rink and working hard to get better as a team. Any time you've have that mixture of things going on, it can only be great for your organization.

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 6 2 2 0 4
M. Zibanejad 6 1 3 0 4
E. Karlsson 6 1 3 -2 4
M. Stone 6 0 4 0 4
M. Hoffman 6 1 2 -3 3
B. Ryan 6 2 0 1 2
C. MacArthur 6 2 0 -2 2
K. Turris 6 1 1 -2 2
C. Ceci 6 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 6 1 0 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .972 0.97
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44