Anaheim 0 vs. Calgary 6
Feb. 13, 2020
23-27-7, 53 points
On the quality of their shots
A lot was probably from the outside. Not enough from the inside. That's the game.
On the game
Self-inflicted mistakes. Not playing how we've been [playing] as of late. A simple north-south game. Being hard to play against defensively. You have to find a way to bury some opportunities.
On the game
Every loss, we've tried to look at what we could gain. At the end of the day, we had breakdowns. This really goes for myself, but we need to score on our chances. They scored on theirs. That's what it comes down to. They made more plays. We need to have more jam than that. It was one of those nights where we just couldn't figure it out.
On his nine shots on goal
I thought I had the puck a lot and was making right decisions. I think I can still shoot a little earlier. I could've had 14 shots if I shot it a little earlier. I don't think they're bad shots. They're good shots. I just need to bear down and put them in spots where the goalie can't save them. It's getting to the point where you see me creating them, but it doesn't mean anything if I don't score.
Head Coach Dallas Eakins
On the game
Getting down in the first period wasn't good for us. We've got to come out and get that first goal. If we can't get the first one, we certainly can't get down two or three because the odds fly directly the other way on us. We're a team that's challenged to score goals, so we have to be on point right away defensively and to a man, and that includes all ages on our team. Not just our young guys, who we talk a lot about here, but our veteran guys have to be much better than they were tonight. I know they will be the next game.
On where things went wrong
Some nights, as much as we talk about playing a certain way no matter the circumstance or score, but after the first period, I think the chances were even. We put one in our own net accidentally. We were down 2-0 and we had a wide-open net on the power play, and we found a way to hit our own guy in the shin pads. That was the kind of luck that was going on. We've got to have more jam in those games. You've got to find a way to get one more body to the net, or one more puck to the net. We learn from these. As much as you want to keep point streaks going, I think a kick in the rear end is good for you every once and a while.
On bouncing back after losing last night in LA
We came out flying tonight. We wanted to end off this road trip on a good note. We had a great start to the road trip, had a little bit of a dip last night, but came out here and finished off strong. That was the main focus for us.
On his 44-save shutout tonight
I felt like I controlled the game the best I could. I didn't leave too much laying around for them to bang in. A lot of their shots came from the outside, makes it easy for me to control it. Our penalty kill was great tonight and like I've said, getting contributions up and down the line-up.
On what needed to take place tonight to bounce back from the loss in LA last night
I think we had a good bounce back. Obviously, we all knew we needed to have a big game after last night. I think we started right off the start and we had a good start, and played a good 60 minutes. We knew we had to play a little harder and we did that tonight.
On getting off to a fast start going up 4-0 in the first
Yeah, it's good. Obviously, it's nice playing with the lead like that early. So, it was a good opportunity for us not to take our foot off the gas and to create some good habits that we can play with the rest of the season.
On his growing confidence
I think ever since I got that first one in Ottawa, the weight was lifted off my shoulders a little bit. I was able to play a little bit more freely. It definitely feels good. Just, I think our whole team, it's a team effort right now. We are getting a lot of depth, we can roll four lines and everyone's buying in. So, it's been a good team effort the last few games.
Head Coach Geoff Ward
On being able to have a do-over quickly after last night
We got some timely scoring early, I liked the response of our guys. We talked about how important it was to come out and play a solid first period, get into the game early. I thought the guys did a good job of that.
On the play of Cam Talbot
I liked his game. He was excellent in here the last time. I really felt like he was comfortable tracking the puck. Everything was off him and he was following it. I thought it was an easy game for him positionally. I thought he anticipated plays well. He had himself in positions where he didn't have to react to pucks, pucks were just hitting him. That's usually a good sign.