Anaheim 4 vs. Calgary 3
April 2, 2017
43-23-13, 99 Standings Points
On the game
It's not an ideal situation to give up the lead, but we don't stop believing in this room. We keep playing the same way. We got a goal to win it.
On Shaw's goal late in regulation
I was just trying to create a rebound off the net. I knew both of their defensemen were coming to me. I was just trying to get rid of it.
On finishing off the road trip with a win
That one felt nice. We came out the way we wanted to in the first period, but we let it slip away a little bit in the second period. This is [playoff-type] hockey. These are tight games.
On his goal
I knew [Johnny] Gaudreau's line was out there, so I was trying to play the defensive side first. I saw Kes going, so I decided to jump up with him. I knew he was going to throw the puck to the net or behind the net, so I was just going to the right place.
On finishing off the road trip with a win in this fashion
It's huge. This was a really big win for us. The start was important and we came out firing on all cylinders. We got into some penalty trouble in the second [period] to let them back in. It was great to see guys like Holzy and Shawzy step up with big goals. It felt like an overall team effort.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the game
These are tough games. The momentum swings can change dramatically. We gave up power-play goals tonight that has usually been a strong suit for our group. The game got away from us in the second period with our lack of discipline. It was good to see us buckle down. We stayed with it and played more of a road game that is going to be required. We rolled four lines and got contributions from a bunch of different people. It's nice to see the fourth line get rewarded tonight.
On the road trip
This is a different situation because it was truly about points. We felt pretty down because we gave two points away, one in Winnipeg and one last night in Edmonton. There is still work to do, but we're going to focus on what we have to control. If we look after our business, we will put ourselves in a great situation.
On the depth on defense
We've talked about our wealth of defensemen both here and in San Diego. It's going to be tested. Historically, if you're going to be a long-term member of the playoffs, you're going to need nine defensemen who can pay. Shea Theodore played an outstanding game. He looked much calmer with the puck this time around, and he is to be commended. He flew in this morning, played last night in Tucson, got to San Francisco and flew in here. That's a tough day, but the performance he displayed, that's great for him. Hopefully his confidence takes a huge step forward.