After losing to the Jets 9-8, Ilya was feeling a little down on himself:
"When you have terrible goalies, it’s no surprise there are so many goals."
"I have zero confidence in myself right now. If you throw a ball instead of a puck, I’m not going to stop it. I’m terrible and I want to apologize in front of the fans, in front of my teammates; and I don’t know what’s going on. I have no answer for you guys. I thought this last game in Montreal was … nothing’s gonna happen worse, but today was even worse.
"We didn’t have problems playing the puck on the ice. Not yesterday, not tonight. I just can’t stop the puck. It’s very simple. You can’t ask more from the forwards. They scored eight goals and we’re still losing. Obviously it’s [a] terrible goalie — it’s me.
"They try to play hard, but the bottom line I’m the goalie. I’m the guy who have to try to stop the puck. I couldn’t even stop the simple shots."
"I’m lost in the woods right now."