LA 6 vs. Anaheim 1
Sept. 28, 2016
0-2-0, 0 pts.
On if nerves played a factor
For most guys, it's their first time playing together, so maybe it's the nerves. We showed a little bit more in the third period. If we played like that most of the game, it might've been a lot closer. We just didn't play a full 60 minutes.
On his goal
The forwards made a nice play on the wall. I think it was [Joseph] Cramarossa who made a good play on the wall. I just got on the blueline and saw Wagner in front of the net, and got a quick shot off.
On the game
There's really no excuse for a 6-1 loss. We competed in the first period, but our execution was terrible all night. We're going to work on it, and we have a lot of time to, so that's the positive. It's the second preseason game, but you still need to be sharp and compete harder.
On the lopsided score
It stemmed from us being sloppy in our zone. When you get running around, you get tired in your zone and bad things happen. That's why they got better chances than we did.
Head coach Randy Carlyle
On the game
If you look at the lineup we dressed and the one they dressed, it was a lot closer to their American Hockey League team with a few of their NHL players, and we had a lot of kids and not a lot of depth. But that's what exhibition games are for. We're not happy with the compete and grit levels we displayed. They used their size to their advantage, and were pretty much unimpeded on their entry into our zone.
On evaluating his players
Some people play their way onto your team, and some people play their way off of your group. In games like this, the latter is probably what was more prevalent. This is the first exhibition game for a lot of our guys. From our standpoint, we've dressed a skeleton crew last night and tonight, and that's going to change. We're going to get our people into the lineup because we can't wait any longer. We knew we were going to play some very young kids and some that were smaller in stature. We felt it was important for them to get their feet wet. Now it's time for an analysis.