POSTGAME QUOTES Boston 2 vs. Anaheim 6 Jan. 26, 2016 TD Garden 22-18-7, 42 Standings Points
Corey Perry On mental toughness It’s happened three games in a row, giving up the first goal on the first shift. We bounced back and found a way to hold them off during the first 10 minutes. Getting that goal early after getting behind, it’s definitely a positive. On his recent success It’s about behind consistent and doing the right things. I have two great linemates going right now. We’ve been playing with the puck, and it’s definitely working.
On David Perron’s impact He can put the puck in the net. He has great skill, and he’s made some great passes. We’ve seen what he can bring to the table. Let’s hope it continues.
On Frederik Andersen’s performance It was huge. He hasn’t played a whole lot lately, but he’s played strong. He’s kept us in games. He stood strong and held down the fort.
On what he expects at the All-Star Game It’s going to be fun. I have family coming. It’s going to be a relaxing time, but I’ll be taking it all in and enjoying the festivities.
David Perron On the importance of the win That was awesome. We talked about getting six points out of eight on the trip. We got six out of six because of the cancelled game. We reached our goal. We played a good game tonight. We weathered the storm. We found ways to get goals. On his success with the Ducks [Ryan] Getzlaf is amazing. He’s all over the ice. He’s finding guys. The guys I’m playing with are doing a great job. It’s all about them.
On the balanced scoring That was a big power-play goal from [Shea] Theodore. We found ways to score around the paint. It’s great to go in to the All-Star break with a three-game winning streak.
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau On the importance of the victory It’s nice we scored the goals. It gives the players a sense of accomplishment. At the same time, allowing two and under is our goal every night. I thought we bent a little bit in the third period, and I didn’t think we started off too good, but other than that, I thought we were pretty good. On Perron’s impact I don’t know why the transition has been seamless, but I know he played with some pretty good grit tonight. He competed and played on the inside. He’s got tons of skill, so when he plays like that, he’s really effective. On the ability to come back in games Confidence is one thing, but we don’t want to make it a habit every game … in the first two minutes getting down [a goal]. It’s nice to see us able to come back or believe we can come back. At the beginning of the year, maybe the first 20 games, we didn’t believe we could come back, and, consequently, we never did. When you believe things can happen, they usually can happen. On Andersen’s performance I thought he stopped two great breakaways at opportune times. In the first period, when it was still 1-1, or 1-0, he made some big saves. He makes big saves at big times.
On the mindset of the team I’m hoping they feel good about themselves, but at the same time, we’re not in a playoff position yet. They know they have the break, and it might be coming at the worst time for us, but at the same time, when we get out of it, I hope they’re hungry for more of the same.