Postgame Quotes: Jan. 28 vs. MIN

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Postgame Quotes: Jan. 28 vs. MIN
Postgame quotes following Anaheim\'s 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Honda Center on Jan. 28, 2014.
Postgame quotes following Anaheim's 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Honda Center on Jan. 28, 2014.

Minnesota 4 at Anaheim 2
Jan. 28, 2014
Honda Center
39-11-5, 83 Standings Points

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Getzlaf
On tonight’s game

We were sloppy. In our zone, we stood around and watched a lot. When teams get cycling, we tend to collapse a little bit instead of pressuring. We didn’t have our legs tonight, and that’s what changes that d-zone.

On putting this loss behind them
We’ve won a lot of hockey games in the first half of the year. We’ve made it a habit of not losing two in a row, so we have to focus on Wednesday.

Luca Sbisa
On if tonight was a letdown game

We talked about that and we knew we came off two big wins against the Kings. But we knew we had to leave that behind. If you want to stay up top, you have to expect to show up every night. You can’t expect to win every night, but you have to expect to show up and give it everything you got. I don’t think we did that tonight.

On the team making uncharacteristic mistakes
It seemed like there were a lot of odd-man rushes. It just felt like right from the start, we didn’t have that extra step in our game. It carried over throughout the entire game.

Ben Lovejoy
On if tonight was an emotional letdown

I don’t know if it was an emotional letdown, but it was certainly a letdown in our play. We didn’t play well. We were far too loose with the puck. We didn’t bring it tonight.

On the team making uncharacteristic mistakes
We’re a team that wants to play good, solid hockey. We made far too many mistakes. We were really careless with the puck. They’re a team that thrives off of transition.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On tonight’s game
We weren’t very good. There’s no reason when we’re playing a team as good as Minnesota that we should have a letdown, even though the L.A. games are a little more emotional than other games. I don’t believe in that stuff.

On the compete level
We were falling, swinging and circling. If it wasn’t for the posts in the second period, we would’ve been entering the third [period] down about 5-1.

MINNESOTA WILD

Jason Pominville

On the win
We got a good start. We battled through. They’re obviously an elite team. They have done a lot of good things at home. They are a physical team, a tough team to play against at home. I think we were good in almost every area of our game. Our power play got one but I thought we generated some good opportunities off it. Our PK was good, our goalie was good, our 5-on-5 was good. I think overall we did a lot of good things tonight.

On the game
We knew we needed to be feeling good and at our best to compete against this team. I thought we frustrated them by not giving them much. Obviously they have some elite players, guys that will make things happen and make plays, but I thought for the most part we limited their quality opportunities. 

Zach Parise
On the Ducks
I think their record at home pretty much speaks for itself. It is not an easy rink to come and play at. They play really well here. I think we had a really good start. We didn’t sit back. I think even when we had the lead we kept going at them. I think that was a little bit different than what we’ve seen before. We didn’t get passive. We put them on their heels as opposed to us being on our heels.

On the win
It’s a tough building. It’s a really good team. I think for us, we have to take note of how we played and what we did. We forced them into some bad spots, and forced them to turn the puck over. As a result, we had the puck more. We always have to be better puck possession wise and I think tonight was a good step.

Head coach Mike Yeo
On the game
I am just real impressed with our guys. How they battled in this game and how they played for each other. You can see on the TV how the team is playing but when you’re there and you’re standing behind the players and you get to hear them talking and what they’re saying to each other. It was certainly a fun night.

On the win
To come in and beat these guys, you know you’re going to have to be great. We said that this morning. There are too many parts of the game where they are very strong. You can’t play good 5-on-5 and good on the power play and not good on the PK. We knew we had to be good in every department and we knew we need everybody. We had that tonight.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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