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Postgame Quotes: January 17 at LA

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME QUOTES
LA 2 vs. Anaheim 3 (SO)
Jan. 17, 2015
Staples Center
30-10-6, 66 Standings Points

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Getzlaf

On staying the course in one-goal games
We want to be built that way. When you’re in one-goal games, you don’t ever want to panic. You just want to play hockey. I thought tonight we did a great job of that. We played all night long and didn’t lose composure when the game got tough. Those are things that we’ve lacked at times, but tonight we were able to keep it going.

On what makes Jakob Silfverberg deadly in the shootout
He’s got a great release. There aren’t many guys who can shoot the puck like that off his stride. He reminds me a lot of [Joffrey] Lupul when he was here. He can shoot in stride, and that’s tough to stop.

Jakob Silfverberg
On his knack for scoring in the shootout
I’ve been taking a lot of shootouts this year, and I’ve been lucky enough to put a lot of them in. It’s a lot about confidence going in there. I feel like I have the confidence with me now, and the confidence from Bruce [Boudreau].

On erasing two one-goal deficits
It feels good. It’s a tough building to play in, and it’s a tough team to play. They play hard. Coming out with a win here is huge for the team. It brings up our confidence. Hopefully we can continue this success.

Frederik Andersen
On the overtime
They were coming at us harder than they were in the third period. We were taking it to them, trying to get the 2-2 goal. That’s how it goes in a game like this. There was a lot of back and forth. I thought we played really good in the first period. It was a fun game to be a part of. That was an important point against these guys.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On Silfverberg’s shootout goal
That shot had a pretty great release on it. I don’t know where it went because I didn’t see it, but all I heard was the ping and the cheer. It was good.

On what this victory means to the team
We can compete with them. They had three days off from their last game. Yeah, they’re missing a couple of guys, but I’m pretty sure that was a determined group out there. And we played three games in four nights. I just think now we can compete with them. We’re not afraid to play them.

LA KINGS

Alec Martinez

On tonight’s game
They have a good hockey club, and they have a really good goaltender. Against a team like that you want to throw as many pucks on net as possible and make their goalie make saves.

On team defense
It wasn’t good enough, clearly. We didn’t get two points. It wasn’t good enough.

Marian Gaborik
On tonight’s game
We played a pretty good hockey game, but we need to close it out coming into the third period. Obviously the shootout has been an issue for the whole year. The points are getting away from us in the shootout, so we just need to find a way to put some goals in.

On losing in shootouts
We’ve been practicing a bit, but we just have to get it done. We have enough talent for the guys to score goals. We just need to get the one win and the confidence level will go up and we just need to grind away.

Head Coach Darryl Sutter
On the shootout
We just can’t pick the right guys. I think we played really well. Jeff [Carter], Kopi [Anze Kopitar], and Gabi [Marian Gaborik]. If you were betting on the game in shootouts wouldn’t you choose Jeff, Kopi and Gabi?

On the Ducks
One overtime, two shootouts. Shows how close it is when it comes down to it. They are scoring the big goal, and we’re probably really close in those percentage points and goals against. We have to continue to work at that. That has to be the foundation of our game. Jonathan [Quick] was our best player tonight, and that was good to see.
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