Anaheim 0 vs. Edmonton 4
Jan. 25, 2017
On the game
It wasn't like we didn't have anything going. Just stupid mistakes. We beat ourselves. We have to forget about this one and move on.
On the scoring chances
We can go on with what-ifs all night, but at the end of the day, we beat ourselves. We have ourselves to blame for this one tonight. You go home and forget about it. You enjoy the break and come back hungry. We're professionals. Win or lose, you have to forget about it and move on.
On the game
We were sloppy with the puck. Everybody was a victim of that. We gave them opportunities to score and we left our goaltender out to dry. Most of their chances were created by us with a lack of execution. Sloppy game overall.
On generating scoring chances
[Talbot] was solid tonight, but I don't think we made life incredibly hard on him. He made some big saves, so I'm not trying to take anything away from him. Second and third opportunities, we didn't have many of those tonight. We could've gotten more bodies and pucks to the net.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the game
They had a higher rate of completing passes and creating scoring chances than we did. We didn't play well with the puck. We haven't done that in a while. We hit some posts and had a couple of open nets. The chances we got after two periods, most of them we didn't have much of a net presence. We were one and done.
On one goal, we turned the puck over three times in a row, and the one pass we made was to a broken stick. That complicated things for us. That was a sign that it wasn't going to go the way we wanted. We just didn't execute with the puck. We had 17 turnovers in the second period. When you turn the puck over that many times, it means you're not playing with it.
On Talbot's play
Our first period wasn't too sharp. We wanted to clean that up, and [Talbot] held down the fort for us. He was a big part of us winning that game. It's a good feeling in here. We have one more to go before the break, and that means a lot to our team.
On the win
They're all going to be important from here on out. Our division is so tight, you can't take any nights off. Tonight was a good example. We didn't play great in the beginning, but we found a way to win. Our goalie played well when we needed him, and we're going to need that tomorrow.
On his line's production
Our whole line has been playing really good. In this league you won't score three goals every night. Even though we haven't been scoring as much lately, we've been playing really good. It's a lot of fun playing with this team.
On the win
Standings are tight. Teams are trying to make the playoffs. We're very tight with the other two teams up there. Every point we can get is huge for us. To beat them in their own rink is big for us.
Head Coach Todd McLellan
On Talbot's performance
We needed him. I thought he was sharp. The rest he's had over the last little bit looks like it's been good for him. He made some really tough saves to allow us to get into the game. We weren't on our toes to begin with, but it's what good goaltending does. He certainly provided it tonight.
On Kassian's goal
The timing of it was important. Little extra momentum going into the break. When he uses his legs and gets in on the forecheck he can be dangerous. He out-skated a couple guys and made a real smart play to poke the puck. Again, we're happy for him. When he scores, the bench really takes a lot of joy in it.