Anaheim 1 vs. Winnipeg 4
Nov. 24, 2017
On the slow start to the game
That made a difference. It shows the importance of starts. It's the difference between winning and losing sometimes. They really took advantage of the start.
On the second half of the game
It was definitely better. If you take out the first half of the first period, we played more like the way we wanted to play. We played more the way we wanted to play with better structure. We had better positioning.
On being ready from the start
It's all about our preparation as individuals. We need to make sure we're ready as soon as the puck drops. The first five minutes were not the way we were supposed to be playing. We got ourselves down 2-0 and it was tough to catch up after that.
On the upcoming schedule
We need to make sure we bring our A-game every night. There won't be any easy ones. It's this time of the year, from now until Christmas, it's going to be a sprint. Lots of games every other day. We have to be mentally ready for that.
Head coach Randy Carlyle
On the start
It looked like we didn't even have our skates on. We were so slow to react for the first five or six minutes. We were freezing in the moment. We have to shake that off. We were lucky to get the first goal called back because it was offside, but the very next shift they score and then they get a power-play goal. After the 10-minute mark of the first period, we started getting engaged into the game.
On scoring chances
I thought we had chances. We had some point-blank opportunities. Grant was all alone in front of the net. Silfverberg had top shelf and it went over the net with the goaltender down. Right now those are the things that come back to haunt you. The game was there and we were a lot closer in this one than we were in the last one. That's the positive we're going to take out of it. We're not going to throw our hands up in the air. There were some good points in the game. We have to be better in the start and our special teams have to give us a chance in the game.
On scoring early
It's been nice. The last couple games I've been giving up the first goal. It feels good to grind early and see the team working so hard early on and getting rewarded.
On success versus Western Conference teams
It's huge. It's never easy coming out [to the West Coast] with the time change. Being able to win really shows character in the room.
On playing with the lead
We got on them early and never let off. We played our game right to the final buzzer. You can tell guys are supporting each other and no one's taking a shift off.
On scoring early in the game
The start was huge. We know it's a tough building to play in. These guys are known to come out hard and stay in games. I thought we did a good job of playing with the lead tonight even when things got tight. We're just getting better and better at closing games out like this.
On success versus Western Conference opponents
It means a lot. It shows where we're at. We're going to come into an away rink and a tough team in a tough building and we're ready to play. I think we showed that today.
Head coach Paul Maurice
On their play coming out of the gate
Just the speed. I thought in the first seven or eight minutes of that game we were good. Lots of jump.
On the entire team's speed and game
We were pretty good with it. Those are two huge pieces out of their lineup that change everything, right? So, we skated well and we've been playing pretty fast. We are pleased with the win.