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Postgame Notes and Quotes - November 3 vs. Nashville

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Postgame Notes
Anaheim 3 vs Nashville 5
Nov. 3, 2017
Honda Center
6-6-1, 13 points

Jakob Silfverberg brought the Ducks to within one at 7:41 of the third period, notching his second goal of the season. Silfverberg now has goals in two of his last three games (2-0=2) and points in five of his last seven (2-3=5).

Hampus Lindolm scored the second goal on the power play, marking his second goal and fourth point in his last six games (2-2=4).

Ondrej Kase earned his eighth point (assist) of the season on Antoine Vermette's goal in the second period, extending his point streak to a career-high three games (2-1=3).

Derek Grant pushed his point streak to a career-best three games (1-2=3) with the primary assist on Silfverberg's goal. Grant has points in six of his last seven games (3-4=7).

Tonight's attendance was 16,523.

Postgame Quotes

Anaheim Ducks

Hampus Lindholm
On the first period
We didn't come out like we wanted to in the first period. No emotion, really. That's something we need to clean up. You just have to look at yourself in the mirror and see what you can do to yourself to get motivated and play as hard as you can.

On falling behind early
You'd rather see the other team try to dig itself out. We don't have all of our top guys, but you can't expect to win games when you let in four goals. Not many teams in the league win games like that. If we're going to win games, we need to get it down to one or two.

Chris Wagner
On the first period
We just weren't involved physically, mentally and emotionally. We didn't execute. We woke up in the second and third, and that's encouraging, but we need to bring it for 60 minutes. That just didn't happen.

On falling behind early
It's embarrassing to start that way. For probably the majority of games this year, it was a good wakeup call, especially against that team. It's a good team. Rivalry game. The second half I thought we played pretty well. We were involved in every aspect of the game. We have to carry that into tomorrow.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the first period
I didn't think we handled the puck and controlled the puck at all. We were making passes at our teammates' feet. We were slapping the puck away. It was like we were caught in a funk for the first 20 minutes. We didn't demonstrate any emotion that was necessary. We didn't out-work the hockey club. We received the game. It starts with execution. If you can't make a tape-to-tape pass and share the puck with your teammates, you're going to have a difficult time getting through the neutral ice.

On shuffling the lines
I don't know if that gave us the energy or they were embarrassed with what happened in the first period. If you can't execute with the puck, it's going to be difficult to have any kind of momentum swing or any kind of change on the ice. They dug back, reached down and started to play a much more intense game. Our execution, work ethic and emotion started to get channeled in the right direction for the last 40 minutes, but you can't win in the NHL playing 40-minute hockey.

Nashville Predators

Roman Josi
On how he judges his performance
I know when I have a bad game. First of all, I'm a defensemen. I have to make sure the puck stays out of our net. I try to be offensive too if there's a chance.

On first period momentum
I thought we started pretty well. We got two early power plays that gave us some momentum. I thought we had a good period and obviously it was huge for us to have a 2-0 lead.

Matt Irwin
On creating traffic in front of the goaltender
Any goalie in this league, when they see it there's a good chance they'll stop it. To get traffic and second and third opportunities off rebounds and create chaos in front of the net is tough to defend.

On jumping out to an early lead
You don't want to be chasing all night and that's bigger when you're on the road. To get that first one and to get that second one, we knew they were going to fight back and they did.

On Roman Josi's play since coming back from injury
He's our leader, he's our rock back there. He takes on heavy minutes against the other team's top lines and when he's rolling he's contributing offensively like he is right now. He's making plays that very few guys in this league can do from the back end.

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