Reign Postgame Quotes: Dowd, Forbort

Dowd on how easy it is to play with Mersch, Forbort on his conditioning

Ontario Reign Insider has already collected most of the postgame quotes from last night. However, here are a couple additional quotes, including some interesting stuff from Nic Dowd about his burgeoning chemistry with Michael Mersch.

Dowd, on his linemates:

Mersch and Zykov are finding their way too, and I think it’s a learning curve for everybody no matter how long you’ve been in the league. Yeah, I think we’re starting to figure each other out a bit more and line chemistry makes a big difference. I know that I’ve got to get the puck to Merschy down low a lot more because he’s good from the goal line to the crease. Z likes to shoot the puck and I like to pass so we’re starting to figure it out a little bit more.

Dowd on his growing chemistry with Mersch:

Yeah, I think it's easy to play with [Mersch]. He passes the puck off quick. He doesn't hold onto it too long. I think the biggest thing with him is he gives the other guys around him the opportunity to make more plays...he extends a lot of plays. He creates a lot of stuff in the offensive zone, so that draws a lot of attention, allows guys to get open. Hopefully, the more and more I get to play with him, the better and better we'll get.

Forbort, on going off slowly in second period because of a shot block:

Yeah, I'm fine.

Forbort on whether or not he's back in game shape yet:

Good. It’s fun playing the heavy minutes. I feel like I’m back.