POSTGAME QUOTES Anaheim 0 vs. Ottawa 3 Feb. 25, 2015 Honda Center 38-17-7, 83 Standings Points
Corey Perry On the team’s effort We had chances. It’s frustrating. We stopped playing our game and they started to get to us in the second period again. We have to play better in the second period. You can’t come back from 2-0 the rest of the night.
On the lack of scoring There were opportunities, but we weren’t getting to those loose pucks for those second- and third-chance opportunities. We just have to be hungrier and stronger.
Jiri Sekac On his first game as a Duck Our team has a lot of potential, and I can see it in this first game. If we put the pucks on the net a little more, I’m sure we’ll have some success.
Cam Fowler On the struggles against Eastern Conference teams I don’t think there’s any one thing you can put your finger on. For whatever reason, you play teams in the Western Conference, especially in your own division, they’re rivalry games and easy games to get up for. But then you see a team two times a year, and it’s a little different. If we want to be the team we want to be, it has to be the same no matter who you’re playing. There is no excuse for that. They outworked and out-executed us. That’s why you saw that result.
On the lack of scoring The evidence is there for us. When we get pucks to the net, normally there’s a rebound, and we get second- and third-chance opportunities. That’s how we score our goals. We’re a meat and potatoes-type of team. The second that we get away from that is when we’re in trouble.
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau On the lack of urgency early in the game We can’t wait until the third before we try to play. We let them take the play to us and we didn’t do what we were supposed to do. We got out-battled and out-competed.
On Gibson’s performance When it was 2-0, he made some big saves to keep us in it. That’s what the goaltender is supposed to do. The first one, I don’t think he saw it, and we leave a man uncovered in front of the net on a faceoff play on the second one. We should know better than that because we go over it every day.
Andrew Hammond On the game I didn’t feel that great tonight. I feel like I left some rebounds out there. But it seemed like every time I did, the team was clearing them and they were blocking a lot of shots. They just made it easy on me to make the first save.
On getting his first shutout in Anaheim Obviously it’s special. It’s my first NHL shutout. It’s only my third NHL game. It’s hard to describe this building over other ones. Obviously Anaheim’s one of the top teams in the league right now so to do it against them is pretty cool.
Kyle Turris On the game We kind of weathered the first 10 minutes. They were all over us. [Hammond] played really well and we kind of started to play our game in the second half of the first period there. We fore-checked really well and stayed on them and gave them a hard time coming out of their end and have time in our zone. Hammond played really well and we played well defensively and just kind of bottled it up.
On net-front presence in the game It’s huge. We’re trying to get screens in front of their goalie, make it hard on the goalie to see the puck. It creates rebounds and we had more guys down there for rebounds and we had more opportunities to put it in an open net. It’s an easier way to score. Head Coach Dave Cameron On the game I thought we were real good. A little rusty starting the first, but I think that was just because of the layoff, but a real solid effort by everybody. We were solid the whole 200 feet tonight. It’s a real good effort against a real good hockey club.
On Andrew Hammond He’s been very good. He’s made the stops we’ve needed. I feel good for him and when our goalies get shutouts…he’s an easy guy to cheer for. He just comes in and does his work.