“I remember going in on the forecheck. I thought he would be turning up to me, but it didn’t turn out that way. It’s a fast game. Sometimes you make mistakes, and I definitely made a mistake there that hurt our team and obviously hurt that player. I’m disappointed with what happened and I wish I could take that back.”
– Montreal’s Max Pacioretty on the accidental check from behind he threw on the Islanders’ Mark Eaton.