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Quotes from Sunday's Practice

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Quotes from Sunday\'s Practice
The Ducks held an optional practice this afternoon at THE RINKS \u2013 Anaheim ICE. While many of the regulars opted for off-ice workouts, several Ducks, in addition to head coach Bruce Boudreau, spoke to the media about what they took out of last night\u2019s game.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks held an optional practice this afternoon at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE. While many of the regulars opted for off-ice workouts, several Ducks, in addition to head coach Bruce Boudreau, spoke to the media about what they took out of last night’s game.

Ryan Getzlaf
On Game 1

We weren’t really disappointed with the way we played last game. The guys battled pretty hard. We’ve just got to bury our opportunities and not let them hang around like they did.

On if last night’s loss was hard to process
No. Losses are losses, and you have to put them behind you and get ready for the next one. In the playoffs, it’s always that way. We know we have to win four. We’ve just got to do it before they do.

On the play of Teemu Selanne
He’s been playing great. He sat out that one game in the Dallas series, and I don’t think he was very happy about it, which is natural. That’s what you want to see out of guys. You don’t want them to be satisfied with that. He upped his game, and he’s been great ever since.

Corey Perry
On last night’s game

We think about what could’ve been, but we played a pretty solid game. A couple bounces here and there and it could’ve been a different game.

On if this series has a chance to become something special
It’s going to be an exciting series. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. They’re a great team. It’s going to be a long series, and we expected that. It’s going to be physical, low scoring and everything you can ask for.

Nick Bonino
On playing with Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly

I’ve played with them for about 10 games in our careers. Every time we do, it gets a little easier. They do the right things. They get the pucks in deep and they have a lot of skill. I thought we played well as a line last night, and I hope it continues.

On coming back in the series
A lot of teams that won in the first round were down. The good teams can come back and win their series. We’ve come back all year, and last night we were on the opposite side. We’ve got to close it out.

On areas of improvement
Our power play had four chances. It’s been Jekyll and Hyde all year. We’re going 2-for-5, 2-for-4, or we’re going 0-for-6. We had chances last night. I’m sure we’ll look at it tomorrow and try to simplify it.

Teemu Selanne
On the key to getting over a tough loss

You just can’t get too high or too low if you win or lose. Enjoy it a little bit or get down a little bit, but then just forget it and keep going. You can always learn something if you win or lose. You have to stay even keeled, especially in the playoffs, because you go up and down.

On being a physical presence
The playoffs are more physical. That’s not really my style, but I can play physical, too. It is what it is. We all try to do our best to help the team and go from there.

On areas of improvement
We played really well. Only our power play could’ve been better. That’s one area that we want to fix, because all the great teams have good power plays. It makes winning so much easier. Our power play has been up and down all year. Other than that, we played exactly how we wanted to play. Nobody expected this to be easy. Tomorrow is a new chance.

On if Game 1 was what he expected
There are no secrets between these two teams. They’re very close matches. It can go either way. It’s going to be interesting. This is what hockey is all about. Both franchises have been waiting for this matchup for a long time, and the same with the fans. Let’s enjoy it. The atmosphere was unbelievable. You can’t ask for more than that.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On if last night’s loss was tough to process

Believe it or not, it wasn’t. I thought we played pretty good. I thought we had much better chances to score than they did. When Corey Perry missed that one in overtime, and Devante Smith-Pelly and Teemu Selanne missed a couple, you knew it was only a matter of time before they were going to get at least one good chance to score. There’s an old saying that says you’ve got to make hay when the sun shines. When you get your chances, you’ve got to put them in. We didn’t put them in, but that doesn’t mean I thought it was a bad game. They had three scoring chances five on five. I don’t know when we’ve held a team to that.

We’re not depressed. We’re ready to play tomorrow and hopefully play better and see where it ends up. I’d be more depressed if we didn’t play any good and we lost. I liked the way we did a lot of things yesterday. Hopefully we can continue doing them.

On the significance of Game 2
I think every game in the playoffs is significant. I’ve seen a lot of teams come back from 0-2, not that we’re there yet. I won’t really start to panic until the third period and we’re down three games. Right now they’ve stolen home ice, but we’ve got a pretty good home record and road record. We’ll throw everything we can at them tomorrow and see where it ends up.

On areas of improvement
Our power play wasn’t very good. Usually in a 3-2 game, the difference is special teams. They were 1-for-4 and we were 0-for-4. Take that one goal away and we win the game.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 59 19 39 9 58
C. Perry 47 24 17 12 41
R. Kesler 62 15 22 -4 37
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 54 7 21 -3 28
H. Lindholm 59 6 22 19 28
J. Silfverberg 61 9 17 7 26
C. Fowler 61 5 21 -5 26
K. Palmieri 37 12 11 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 6 5 0 .915 2.69

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