POSTGAME QUOTES Anaheim 3 vs. Edmonton 4 OT Nov. 11, 2015 Honda Center 5-7-4, 14 Standings Points
Shawn Horcoff On the game We had two leads in the third period. That should be enough to win, but we just didn’t get it done defensively. We’ll take the point and move on.
On earning his 500th career NHL point Maybe when everything is said and done I’ll think back, but right now it’s just another point. It would’ve been a little nicer with a win, but I’ll think about all that stuff later.
Corey Perry On scoring his 300th career NHL goal It’s exciting and a huge accomplishment, especially in the best league in the world. It’s a little frustrating when you don’t get the win and you get a milestone, but you just have to worry about those two points. It was a battle out there tonight.
On the overtime It was back and forth. Their goalie made a great play to move the puck. He caught us kind of tired and on a change. They capitalized. That’s the way 3-on-3 is. It’s tough. You have to play man on man, and you can’t lose your guy. I lost mine and they had a 3-on-2. They didn’t do anything with it, but then we go down the ice and they get a breakaway. That’s the way it is. It can go either way.
Rickard Rakell On returning to the lineup I felt pretty good. I felt comfortable right from the start. I was excited to play with Getzlaf and Perry. We had a pretty good first period. We had some good scoring chances. We could’ve easily had a few more.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau On the outcome We outplayed them pretty good, but they were resilient. Every time we got ahead, they made a play to get back into the game.
On Perry’s two-goal performance We need him to score. He’s our guy that we count on to score. If he’s starting to get going, that’s good.
Leon Draisaitl On his team’s performance throughout the game I don’t think we played bad, it’s just they came very hard at us in the first period. I think we just kind of weathered the storm. The last two periods we actually played really solid hockey. I think we deserved to win and now it’s a matter of keeping that going, not winning one game and then getting off our game. We’ve got to try and keep that going.
On his team’s mentality as the offense started clicking It’s good. The guys got into it. We talked more, we were more into the game. And I think that helps. Talking on the ice makes it that much easier.
Teddy Purcell On his game-winning goal in overtime They had a 3-on-2 and I just fell behind the play there and Leon (Draisaitl) did a great job of back-checking and breaking it up. Then (Nilsson) made a heads-up play keeping the play alive and then Sekera made a great pass. So it was a lot of things in one to get that breakaway. On 3-on-3 overtime If we lost that game you could probably say 3-on-3 is tough, but I think it’s exciting. I think that it’s something different. I don’t think a lot of guys were fans of the shootouts anyways.
Head Coach Todd McLellan On his team’s performance I thought our performance was resilient. It was strong. Not an easy building to play in, a team that’s really starting to come on. I thought we held our own. I liked that we were able to manage the early part of the game when they came real hard. We bent, we didn’t break. Every time they got ahead we responded right away.
On his team’s resilience It’s a classic Oiler game right now, I think. We were there, we were in it. Unfortunately for us, that type of game maybe has not gone our way, even down the stretch in the last three or four minutes. Tonight, we got it to overtime and I’m really happy for the guys that they could win there. It was an exciting last 20, 25 minutes of the game for our group and we needed that.