Anaheim 1 vs. Vancouver 2
March 5, 2017
33-22-10, 76 Standings Points
On learning from mistakes
As long as our group takes on the playoff mentality right now - learning from our mistakes and moving on - that's what playoff hockey is. There are ups and downs. That's what we're in right now. We have to fight for a playoff spot.
On the loss
It's not the end of the world. It's one game. They outworked us in the first half. We have to recognize that and move forward in the manner that we want to.
On Anaheim's start to the game
"We didn't start the way we wanted to. We have to be sharper. It didn't help us in the end. We'll focus on the end and get ready for the next game."
On the Anaheim's 44 shots on net
We threw a lot on net. We threw things from the sides and all over the place. They did a pretty good job of clearing pucks out.
On the game
We just seemed to be sleepwalking through the first two periods. You saw what we could do when we got our feet moving and started executing. It was too little too late at that point. That's the type of hockey we're accustomed to playing, but we need to do it for 60 minutes, not just for one period.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the slow start
We didn't show enough desperation until the third period. We allowed them too much freedom on the ice. They played give-and-go hockey and it was like we were chasing the game for the first 40 minutes.
On the game
Lack of execution and the willingness to get inside on a consistent basis. No second or third opportunities. Not enough screens. We got 44 shots, but the desperation didn't set in until the third period.
On his NHL season debut
It feels really good. Any time you get to play in this league, it's an awesome experience and an awesome opportunity. To get a win makes it even more special.
On wins in LA and Anaheim
Overall, the team had a great performance and it was a great weekend. We took on a little water last night in LA and [Miller] stepped up, and tonight I was able to shut the door there in the third period. The team did a good job in front of us. Two back-to-back wins down here is big.
On Bachman's play
He was great in the net. He made great saves and that's the key if you want to win games. You need a great goalie.
On the Canucks' push for playoffs
We're battling. It's not done yet. We have to keep pushing.
On the Vancouver's stretch run
We keep battling. We keep trying to prove people wrong. This team has a lot of fight and a lot of character. We have a lot of good hockey players. We're right there.
Head Coach Willie Desjardins
On Bachman's performance
Bachman is a good goaltender. I've seen him turn in some real big games. I had confidence in him, even though he hadn't played for a while. I've seen some great performances out of him before.
On the team's recent play
It's a good group. Every game we want to come, we want to find a way to win. That's what it's been. All these games were against tough teams. Some parts of the game haven't looked pretty. The guys have stayed in and battled and given themselves a chance and we've been able to come up with some points.