Postgame Quotes: March 18 vs. WSH

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Postgame Quotes: March 18 vs. WSH
Postgame quotes following Anaheim\'s 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at Honda Center on March 18, 2014.
POSTGAME QUOTES
Anaheim 2 vs. Washington 3
Mar. 18, 2014
Honda Center
45-17-7, 97 Standings Points

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Stephane Robidas
On playing his first game since November 29

It wasn’t my best, but the first one is out of the way. I can move on. My leg is good. I got bumped a few times, and I tried to bump them a few times. Everything is good.

On tonight’s game
[Jaroslav Halak] made some good saves. They protect their goalie pretty well. We had a lot of good shots and tried to get rebounds, but sometimes it was tough to get those rebounds. Sometimes that’s the way things go.

Mathieu Perreault
On the power play

We had a lot of good looks. On that 5-on-3, we had some good looks, but you have to find a way to get a goal.

On tonight’s game
We worked hard. We had chances. Their goalie played well and we have to give him some credit. We just weren’t able to find a way to get them behind him.

Ben Lovejoy
On special teams

That game tonight came down to our special teams not being special. They were able to get very easy goals on their power play, and that was the difference in the game.

On tonight’s game
This was a big one for Bruce [Boudreau]. We all knew it. I think we came out with a lot of passion. When we’re skating and playing tough hockey, we get our forecheck going. We had that going tonight. We just weren’t able to put more than two in the net.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On the power play

We shot today. We just didn’t pay the price in front of the net until the end. We had a lot of looks, and we were shooting the puck, but we weren’t getting to any loose pucks.

On the penalty kill
We knew exactly what they were going to do. It’s no secret what they do, yet we still didn’t defend it.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Alex Ovechkin
On tonight's game

That was a huge game. We prepared for it and we were ready for it. We played one of the best teams in the league. Five-on-five, we had a good chance to score but we didn’t. Power play is the key right now, probably for every team. If you have that kind of opportunity you have to use it. We watch the video, we see what they are going to do, and we make some changes.

On 5-on-5
We had opportunities. Especially my line had opportunities in the second period. Two great chances. When you play for the first time together with a new center you have to talk. You have to communicate.

John Carlson
On scoring early

I think it is big for our team especially. We’ve been doing better, even if we don’t score first, I feel like we’ve been doing better on our starts. Applying more pressure and getting the game going for us rather than hoping a little bit and working a little bit and then regrouping in the second period. It’s good to see.

On the playoffs
It doesn’t matter who we are playing right now, it is do-or-die almost for us. We need to put something together. We’ve played pretty well over the past two weeks or so but this is nothing compared to what we need to do to get in. I think everybody knows that and is working hard.

Head coach Adam Oates
On the power play

Consistent is a good word. We didn’t rely on it tonight. They scored the goals but our game was complete. I didn’t feel like our guys were waiting for those opportunities. I thought from start to finish the guys played a very solid hockey game.

On faceoffs
When you win the draw it makes a big difference. Part of that is if the center loses it, do the other guys make it so they can’t clear it. We won some draws on the PK but we just couldn’t clear it. You have to give them some credit. They have some good guys over there.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 67 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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