Edmonton 7 vs. Anaheim 1
May 7, 2017
Series tied 3-3
On Edmonton's urgency
They came out and played hard, executed with the puck. They had four goals on eight shots or something. Point-blank chances. We can't expect on our goalie to stand on his head.
On the start of the game
We didn't come out and execute the way we needed to and they did. Before the game we went through our normal routine, but clearly we weren't [ready].
On Game 7s
It is what it is. Half the guys in here haven't been here for that stuff. We're going back with the preparation to get ready for a big game. Doesn't matter what the situation is. Win or go home.
On moving on from this loss
There really isn't another option. You have to get ready for Wednesday. A loss is a loss. At this time of the year, it doesn't matter what the score is. Credit to them, they came out and punched us right in the mouth. It was tough to claw back after the first period.
On failing to respond within the game
They got one early and then they got another one. Sometimes you can settle things down after a couple, but once it gets to three or four, it's just impossible.
On the next step
You want to flush it, but you have to look at what you did wrong. There were a lot of mistakes we made tonight. Uncharacteristic mistakes. We deserved to lose that way. You don't see other teams giving up breakaways in the first 10 minutes of a hockey game to move on to the conference finals. They wanted it and they outplayed us and outclassed us. They out-battled us. Until we want to prove to ourselves we want to take that next step, we're going to have to bring our best game.