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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Dec. 17 at DET

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 12:21 AM / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Dec. 17 at DET
Postgame quotes following Anaheim\u2019s 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Postgame quotes following Anaheim’s 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Jonas Hiller
On tonight’s victory
It was important to start this road trip off on the right foot. It wasn’t our best period, but we found a way to score. Then, I think we played pretty solid second and third periods. We didn’t give them too much. We just kept playing forward and didn’t just sit back.

On erasing the lead and scoring four goals in the first period
I should probably give up one every game [laughs]. It’s definitely not how you want to start the game, but that’s what makes us strong right now. We don’t worry too much about what’s going on, like ‘Are we down? Are we up? Who’s in? Who’s out?’ We try to play our game. We keep going and we’ve had a lot of times this season where we’ve scored the tying goal during the next shift. That definitely helps for our confidence, and makes it tough for the opponent to get something going.

Jakob Silfverberg
On scoring a goal in his return to the lineup

It’s always fun to score goals, and it brings a lot of confidence. To be able to get a goal so early in the game always helps me throughout the rest of the game. It was a great feeling.

On how he felt overall
I was a little nervous before the game. It was like the first game of the season. You’re not sure what to expect, but as the game went on, I felt more comfortable. We played a good game.

On his goal (rebound opportunity from a carom off the end boards)
We saw in the pregame skate that the boards are pretty crazy. The pucks come out almost like a one-time pass. I saw that Beauch [Francois Beauchemin] took a shot and I spun around and the puck came right to me.

On the game overall
We played a great game. We played good for 60 minutes and didn’t give up too many chances. Hillsy [Jonas Hiller] played great. It was a great game for us. We got the bounces and that always helps.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On scoring four goals in the first period in Detroit

It doesn’t happen too often. I think they’re eighth in the league, defensively. They always play good defensively, so when you score four on these guys, any time, it’s a real bonus.

On the boost Silfverberg’s goal gave to the team
The timing was really good. We knew they were going to come out with a lot of emotion and play hard. When Silvy [Jakob Silfverberg] scored, it deflated them a little bit. Then the next goal, when Bones [Nick Bonino] scored, it really was a deflator and allowed us to get that 4-1 lead after the first period.

On capitalizing on an injury-depleted Red Wings team
We took advantage of a team that was hurting. We beat Detroit 5-2 in the first game we played them last year, and how did that end up? That was no way the Detroit Red Wings team you’re going to see in January.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 60 19 40 10 59
C. Perry 48 26 17 13 43
R. Kesler 63 16 23 -2 39
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 55 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 60 6 22 17 28
J. Silfverberg 62 9 18 7 27
C. Fowler 62 5 21 -2 26
R. Rakell 52 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 7 5 0 .914 2.63

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