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Postgame Quotes: April 4 vs. NSH

Saturday, 04.05.2014 / 1:24 AM / News
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Postgame Quotes: April 4 vs. NSH
Postgame quotes following Anaheim\'s 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at Honda Center on April 4, 2014.
POSTGAME QUOTES
Anaheim 2 vs. Nashville 5
Apr. 4, 2014
Honda Center
50-19-8, 108 Standings Points

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Getzlaf
On the trend of slow starts

It’s something we have to pay close attention to. We’re not starting games on time. Eventually someone is going to beat you, especially when you give up three or four goals right off the hop. Tonight was one of those nights. We have to get ready for the next one.

On if the team let Jonas Hiller down
Jonas has played unbelievable for us all season, and tonight we didn’t help him. They got some bounces early, but we didn’t stick up for him or answer the bell. Those are things we’ve got to do as a group for our goaltender.

Francois Beauchemin
On the recent stretch of games

We haven’t been good defensively. That’s one aspect of our game that we have to get better at for the playoffs. Every single guy has to be better, mentally sharp and ready to play. We all know what we have to do.

On if this can be rectified before season’s end
Absolutely. We’ve done it before. When we follow the game plan, everything works and we’re winning games and playing good defensively. The last three games we’ve given up too many goals and been playing catch-up hockey.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On the slow starts

We can’t let this happen. We have to find a way. Sometimes, for one reason or another, we’re not getting the job done early. We’re a really good team with the lead, but we just haven’t had the lead lately.

On Nashville
We knew Nashville was going to come out hard. They had four days of rest. The last time they had rest, they went into Chicago twice and beat Chicago. We just didn’t answer the bell tonight.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Colin Wilson
On tonight's game

We’ve had four days off here and, I don’t know, it must have been a refocus or something. We knew that we weren’t going to be taking them lightly. They’re a good team, and fast. 4-1 is a great start.

On the playoffs
We’re going to try and keep winning here. It is hard to say. Statistically it’s not the greatest chance but you never know. If you go on a run at the end, you always want to be passing other teams. So we’ll see what happens.

Pekka Rinne
On tonight's game

We played really hard and it’s great to see guys getting rewarded. We got some bounces and we executed.

On the team's play regardless of playoff standing
We only have five more games. We’ve had some ups and downs this year and it’s great to see, as a group, we still battle until the last game. It shows a lot of character. Obviously, we all wish that we were in a different situation where you feel like you have things in your own hands. But the situation is what it is and we have to make the most of it. I am really happy with the way we played tonight.

Head coach Barry Trotz
On the four-goal start

They just played hard. We looked a little rusty in the first five minutes and there were some dangerous pucks bouncing around in front of Pekka. He was really sharp. Wilson had some great shifts and he got us rolling in the right way. I thought we managed the puck and were able to capitalize on our chances. We were able to get a couple net cycles on Hiller early and they just found a way in the back of the net.

On Colin Wilson
I liked the way Wilson was skating and taking pucks to the net and managing the puck. I just liked his game. I think Viktor Stalberg on that line was good, and Spaling. They sort of got us jump-started. There weren’t any passengers. I thought Pekka was solid in goal. On the back end, our defense was solid.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 33 21 7 5 97 89 47
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 31 21 8 2 94 72 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
6 SJS 32 17 11 4 90 82 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 32 15 11 6 84 78 36
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 30 10 13 7 78 98 27
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 32 7 19 6 66 106 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 32 10 24 6 34
R. Kesler 33 11 15 0 26
S. Vatanen 33 9 15 2 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 33 14 3 11 17
C. Fowler 32 3 14 0 17
J. Silfverberg 33 4 12 6 16
H. Lindholm 33 3 11 10 14
P. Maroon 25 2 12 -6 14
D. Smith-Pelly 30 4 7 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 17 5 4 .912 2.46

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