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Postgame Quotes: April 5 vs. Winnipeg

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim 1 vs. Winnipeg 2
Apr. 5, 2016
Honda Center
44-24-11, 99 Standings Points

Ryan Getzlaf

On a missed opportunity
Having a lead late in the game like that, we’d like to close it out. You’re not going to win them all, but we would’ve preferred to have two points tonight. We have to get ready for the next one now.

On the goaltending
Both goalies played great and showed up to play. Hutchinson made some big saves for them and Gibby [Gibson] for us. That’s the way some games go.

On the game
I’ve said in the past, when you play well and you lose, you can live with that. I thought we played pretty well overall tonight. We have to get better, but we competed pretty hard tonight.

Cam Fowler
On the overtime goal
That’s how overtime works sometimes. If you don’t capitalize on your chances, they come back and end up getting a goal. Realistically, it should have never gotten to overtime. A couple of mistakes on my part and they tie up the game. We were in position to win. We can’t really blame it on what happened in overtime.

On the low-scoring game
We’re comfortable playing like that. Come playoff time, you’re going to have to be in one-goal games and be able to lock them down. For the most part in the third period, I thought we did a good job of that. We had a mistake off the faceoff and a mistake on the coverage and goal. That can be the difference in a hockey game come playoff time. We’ll learn from it and try to improve on it for next time.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau

On the game
Until the third period, I thought we were just playing to play with them. We weren’t pushing like we did against Dallas. I thought we played better in the third period and in the overtime, but when the best faceoff player in the league loses a draw, and we don’t cover the guy in front of the net, bad things happen.

On the execution level
We talk about not being cute with the puck. We’re a meat-and-potatoes team. We have to play north-south hockey and get it deep all the time. When we don’t do that, we’re usually in trouble. Tonight, when you get over the blueline and you’re going east-west instead of north-south, and dropping passes, you’re not going to get opportunities. If the other team is trying, they’re coming back hard and going to intercept you.


Brandon Tanev

On his first NHL game
It’s something I will remember for a long time. It was a gutsy win by the guys back in the third period. Grinding it out and eventually winning in overtime.

On how he felt he played
I thought my line mates helped me a lot to make it easy out there for me. They let me know what I needed to do.

Marko Dano

On his goal
They play a fast game and we tried to match their speed. We had a couple good chances in the first and second periods. We tried to go to the net in the third period, and we got a lucky bounce. It was a good play off the draw and I was in the right spot.

On starting the road trip with a win
It’s always nice to start a road trip with a win. Now we have to get rest and be ready for the next game.

On the Jets recent play
We have nothing to lose. We’re trying to play a simple game and have fun. It works. Hopefully we get two points in each of these last games.

Head Coach Paul Maurice
On his team’s persistence on offense
We had some good chances. Their goalie made some real good saves. We’ve done a pretty good job in three or four games in the last three or four weeks of being behind going into the third and generating enough. They’ve got a good defensive mindset on their team so it’s not going to be an easy run, but we’re good enough.

On his team’s success against tough competition
They’re skating hard and they’re working hard. That’s what we have’s just human nature: [the teams we’re playing] don’t recognize half the names [they’re] playing against, [they’re] not bringing that same kind of intensity. They’ve got something to play for, where we can play a little bit loose.
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