Anaheim 2 vs. Edmonton 6
Nov. 10, 2019
9-8-1, 19 points
On tonight's game
We got outplayed. We said they were an opportunistic team. They were. We said they were good on the power play. They were. We got outplayed.
On if they were flat after four days off
Well there's no reason to be flat. We had a few good days of practice. We had some rest days. We just, for whatever reason, when we came out for the game, it just didn't click for us. Whatever the reason is for that, we gotta find something here to get going and get a good day's work tomorrow and get ready for the next one.
On a breakdown point in the power play
I don't think you can point to one thing in particular. There's a lot that goes into a power play. The biggest thing is you have to have that killer instinct and tenacity. Even though you have that one extra guy on the ice, you can't play that way. You have to be aggressive. We have to hunt down pucks. We have to get pucks to the net. For whatever reason when you're lacking a little bit of confidence, you might look for the perfect play instead of simplifying things. But, we've worked on it so much, we're trying, we've talked about it as a group. It's not a lack of effort thing, it's just for whatever reason the five guys on the ice don't seem to be working as a five-man unit, and we're going to keep working at it until we improve it.
Head coach Dallas Eakins
On if there are teachable moments from this game against a team that capitalized on mistakes
Well yeah, they do have a couple of players there that if you give them any room at all the puck is going in the net. I thought that line [McDavid, Draisaitl, Kassian] really supported each other well and we can look at that line and try and take something from that where we can be better with our support.
On the power play not being able to convert
We're working tirelessly on this and the guys just have got to stick with this. We're finally getting the amount of shot attempts that we want and now we just have to start getting them through. It's easy to say not [to] get frustrated, but it's just that simple. This is our circumstance. We're going to continue to work on it and do our best to get better.
On the team's effort
I thought we did a good job in that game. We ran into some penalty trouble in the second, those guys don't get enough credit. They were big for us, big momentum shift in the game, it could've went either way when we took three or four there in a row. All around good game, ended up scoring some goals, it's always good to see. Mikko [Koskinen] was great, another good team win.
On Nugent-Hopkins bouncing back from a slow start
He's always been deadly out there. If he's not scoring he's playing the right way. A great player, and obviously through an 82 game season there's gonna be highs and lows, and different people stepping up at different times. All of us knew in here that he was gonna get on the scoresheet eventually.
On his second goal
Just coming out of the zone and my wingers made a good play to get me the puck. Just trying to make a play on the net.
On the team's effort
I liked our game. I liked the result all over. PK [penalty kill] was great, power play scores two. Goaltending was real good when we needed them. Good effort from everyone.
Head coach Dave Tippett
On not sitting on their lead in the third
We just wanted to play a solid period. We built a bit of a lead. Took too many penalties against, but our penalty killers did a nice job. We said we just wanna play a solid third period, stay out of the penalty box, roll our lines, and see if we can close it out. We had good energy all the way through the game.
On taking too many penalties
They're frustrating. There's a couple that are more accidents. When you take too many in a row like that it takes away the rhythm of your game. Like I said, our penalty killers did a great job, but you don't wanna put yourself behind the eight ball like that. They did a good job, our power play capitalized on a couple, that's a big difference in the game.