Here's a bit about what Michael Gspurning had to say after going the whole way in Seattle's 2-1 win at Colorado -- his first appearance since suffering a hip injury May 2 against LA.
"I need a couple of games more to get to the point where I was before the injury. But from a physical standpoint I have to say thank you to the trainers, to the doctors, the coaches: They brought me back to this point where I can play now. It was a very long injury. Too long, of course, but I’m pretty happy that I’m back now.
On Colorado's goal in the third minute: My shutout after coming back was exactly two and a half minutes. But We have to watch the video. I think the ball was a pretty good ball coming to the middle, but we can’t let it through like this. For me also maybe it was quick. But after everything we go home with three points, and maybe next time we take an early lead we don’t concede the equalizer so quick.
Here's what coach Sigi Schmid had to say:
"He’s a veteran goalkeeper. He’s a guy who’s got a calming experience on the backs for us. He came up with a good save in the second half going to his left. He’s able to deal with crosses with his size and punch things clear. Having him back in there for us, it gives everybody more confidence because they know the quality he had, and we’ve certainly missed him. Not to take anything away from the goalkeepers who have played while he’s gone, but he’s a guy who’s got that veteran presence."