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Postgame Notes and Quotes - November 22 vs. Vegas

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Postgame Notes
Anaheim 2 vs. Vegas 4
Nov. 22, 2017
Honda Center
10-8-3, 23 points

Josh Manson opened the scoring 19:16 in the first period with his third goal in four games. Manson now has points in five of his last seven games (3-3=6).

Brandon Montour assisted on Manson's tally, extending his point streak to three straight games (1-3=4) along with points in five of his last seven (2-4=6). Montour leads Anaheim defensemen in scoring (6-7=13).

Derek Grant scored his fifth goal and 11th point of the season on the power play. Hampus Lindholm earned his sixth point of the season (assist) while Cam Fowler collected his first point (assist) since returning from injury.

Tonight's attendance was 17,174, a sellout.

Postgame Quotes

Anaheim Ducks

Josh Manson
On the game
They were taking it to us even in the beginning, but we found a way to get some goals. Gibby [John Gibson] was holding us in there for most of the game, but when you give up 50 shots, that's what is going to happen.

On what needs to be done to limit the opponent's shots on goal
We're going to have to look at the tape. It's been happening here a few times as of late. We've been saying we've been relying too much on our goaltending. We have to look at it to see what's going on and start playing some better defense because it's not good enough.

Andrew Cogliano
On what needs to be done to limit the opponent's shots on goal
Something needs to be figured out. The 2-0 lead wasn't really a true tale of the game. We just got lucky. The score should've been a lot more if we didn't have Gibby in there. We shouldn't kid ourselves. We weren't even close.

On the amount of turnovers
It seems like we're just giving the puck away a lot of the time. Our neutral zone isn't as tight as it needs to be right now. We're not creating any time for our [defense] to get the puck out. They're under a lot of pressure and our forwards aren't communicating and helping them break the puck out. They don't have enough time to make plays.

Head coach Randy Carlyle
On the amount of shots given up
You can't rely on the guy in the net to stand on his head. He did that tonight. The score was 4-2 and it could've been 10. That's how good he played. What we were doing out there was not anywhere near what we're capable of doing. We've got a lot of work ahead of us right now.

On moving forward
We've got 24 hours to think about it. We'll re-attack and reset and try to get this group ready tomorrow with some video and some work on the ice. We have Winnipeg on Friday afternoon and then we're off to LA. We're in a heavy part of our schedule. We know - and we believe - this team could play a lot better brand of hockey than what was played here tonight. That was my message.

Vegas Golden Knights

Shea Theodore
On rallying back from two goals to win
I know we have it in this room, I know we believed in ourselves the entire game. We had a strong first two periods. We didn't score on all our chances, but we stuck to it. I felt like we finished the game strong.

On his performance
I felt great out there tonight. First couple shifts were a little nerve-wracking playing an old team. I'm glad to be wearing a Golden Knights jersey and it was a great all-around night.

Maxime Lagace
On moving into first place in Pacific Division
It's pretty awesome. I don't think anyone expected that. We're really happy with the way we played. You can see we controlled the game for the most part of the game. It was a great team effort.

On his performance
My work was limited, the guys played really strong. They didn't have too many opportunities. It was a mental game. Just to stay focused and to stay in it to come up with a big save that was definitely needed.

Head coach Gerard Gallant
On leading the Pacific Division
It's a big win tonight. I thought our team played excellent all night long and somebody said we are in first place. Is that official? Perfect.

On outshooting the opponent while being down two goals
We played a good game and we were leading in the shot clock. We had some good chances. Gibson made some unbelievable saves, but we just stayed with it and kept playing the game and we found a way to get that big power play goal and then from that point on we kept driving the puck to the net.

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