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Postgame Quotes: March 7 vs. PIT

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Postgame Quotes: March 7 vs. PIT
Postgame quotes following Anaheim\'s 3-2 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Honda Center on March 7, 2014.
Postgame quotes following Anaheim's 3-2 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Honda Center on March 7, 2014.

POSTGAME QUOTES
Anaheim 2 vs. Pittsburgh 3 SO
Mar. 7, 2014
Honda Center
43-14-7, 93 Standings Points

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ben Lovejoy

On tonight’s game

That’s a very good team over there. I thought both teams played really good hockey. They wanted to get into a transition game, and we wanted to play a physical game down low. It went in waves where they carried the play and we carried the play.

On the past two games
Our last two games were very different. The Montreal game, we probably didn’t deserve. They took it to us and we weren’t ready right away. Tonight, both teams were ready from the get-go, and they were able to come out with a win.

Kyle Palmieri
On tonight’s game

We started off well and had a couple good shifts in their end. A couple bounces didn’t go our way. Perry had two nice goals and Getzy [Ryan Getzlaf] set him up nicely. It just wasn’t enough. It’s another shootout loss. It’s tough not to get that extra point, but we held a pretty good offense to not too many shots. It was a good effort on our part.

On measuring up against the best team in the Eastern Conference
I thought we played pretty well. There were a couple opportunities we had that might’ve been able to put the game away. Hillsy [Jonas Hiller] played a great game. When he was tested, he came up big for us. Overall, it was a good test for us, but falling in a shootout is disappointing.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On tonight’s game

I thought we played a great game. Take away their power play, and I think they had 10 or 11 shots, which is great. We followed our game plan to a tee. We just lost in a shootout.

On holding Sidney Crosby to one shot on goal
We had Saku’s line and Corey’s line playing against Malkin and Crosby all night long. They did a really good job of not only holding their own, but they had great chances as well.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Brandon Sutter
On tonight's game

I think for the most part, the past two nights we played pretty well. Tonight our start was a little slow and last night our finish was a little slow. We managed to find a way and battled. Fleury made some big saves for us. Anytime you get a shootout win, you have to tip your hat to him. It’s a great win for us and we have a couple days now and another back-to-back coming up. Busy schedule but we have to stay ready and stay sharp.

On Fleury's performance
He was great. Made some big saves when he had to. Even in the first, he made a couple. They were coming at us pretty good at the start. I think he definitely held us in there for a while and to get those big saves down the stretch definitely held us in the game. You get a big goal from Evgeni to tie it up and, like I said, you get a shootout win and a lot of credit goes to your goaltender.

Sidney Crosby
On Fleury

It was huge. The first two periods weren’t great. Definitely in those first two, he held us in it. In the third, I thought we went after it more. But he really had to make some saves, pretty consistently, for the first two periods to keep us in it and allow us to get ourselves back in the game.

On tonight's win
It’s good. We’re trying to evaluate ourselves based on how we’re playing, not always the result. You’re going in to win but you also want to do things right. With that said, I think we did some good things here. Some things better than we might have done last night in the second half of the game. We didn’t make those big mistakes that maybe hurt us last night.

Head coach Dan Bylsma
On Fleury

He was in the first half of that game. You can see that the shot total favored them heavily for the first half of the game. They had probably five great opportunities, even the one they scored on in the first period. He was outstanding all game long. It is only fitting that in the end he gets the win in a shootout.

On the difference between second and third periods
I don’t know if there was a switch between the second and the third as much as the second half of the game, the last 30 minutes or so. Clearly the first half of the game they had their opportunities. They had chances that they’re good at, which is on the rush. We got back into the game and we’ve talked about playing that tight game, a 1-1 type of game, a 0-0 type of game and that’s what we got ourselves back into. I really liked the response.

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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