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Postgame Quotes: Jan. 28 vs. MIN

Wednesday, 01.29.2014 / 1:04 AM / News
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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 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 47 15 35 13 50
C. Perry 33 19 12 16 31
R. Kesler 48 13 18 -1 31
S. Vatanen 48 10 20 5 30
M. Beleskey 47 18 7 13 25
C. Fowler 47 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 40 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 47 5 15 14 20
J. Silfverberg 48 6 12 2 18
K. Palmieri 24 10 5 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.24
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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