POSTGAME QUOTES 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final Game 6 Series tied, 3-3
Chicago 5 vs. Anaheim 2 May 27, 2015 United Center
Ryan Getzlaf On refocusing for Game 7 If we’re going to play a Game 7, it’s nice to have it in our building. We’re going to regroup. We have a couple of days here to get a good practice in and get ready for the next one. It’s always asking a lot. To come back from three goals, it’s not easy for any team, especially against a team like that. They’re experienced. They know what they’re doing. Tonight, obviously, we just didn’t get it done. We get ready to play. We just have to continue our preparation the same way we have the whole playoffs this year. Any time we’ve had a break, we’ve used it wisely. Couple days now, we’ll get a good practice in and get ready for the next one.
Frederik Andersen On the game We started hesitating a little bit, and didn’t make the simple plays we needed to make to calm things down. They kept going at us. We couldn’t respond quickly enough. We were running around too much. We didn’t make the simple plays to get it out of the zone and in deep to take care of the long change. That hurt us. We ended up scrambling in our own zone and they got three goals in a quick span.
Kyle Palmieri On what needs to be done in Game 7 It’s going to take every guy in the room. We need to go out there and outwork them. It’s going to be on our home ice and in front of our fans. It’s Game 7 to go to the Stanley Cup Final. If you don’t bring you game then, I don’t know what to say.
On the game We weren’t working hard and they were outworking us. For the most part, it was our battle level. Overall, some of our mistakes were pretty minor, but in the grand scheme of things, we just got outplayed.
Patrick Maroon On the game It was about us. We turned pucks over and gave them every opportunity. We have to be a lot better than that. We were up 3-2 [in the series]. We have to come out a little stronger and a little harder. We liked the first period. We were coming into the second period in a 0-0 hockey game. That’s what you want – a tie game or going in with the lead. But in the second period, we got in trouble. We were turning pucks over, couldn’t get fresh line changes and they capitalized on their chances.
On if the magnitude of the game affected their game You can see what happened on the ice. We shot ourselves in the foot tonight, but that’s why it’s a best-of-seven. We have to stay focused and be ready for Saturday. It’s a new day, a new start and everyone will be ready.
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau On looking ahead to Game 7 It’s one game from the Stanley Cup, so I’m excited about it. I would’ve rather done it in six, but when you sit down and think … You’ve got one chance to go play for the Stanley Cup. It’s one game in your building with your fans. I’ve got to believe both teams are going to play their best game this series.
On the loss It’s always discouraging, but that’s a pretty good team on the other end. Unfortunately, you have to play three periods of hockey. I thought we only played two. The first period was a pretty good period, and the third period was good, but the one in between wasn’t so good.
Jonathan Toews On forcing a Game 7 I think both teams at times have found it tough, obviously as we've seen, to put two wins back-to-back. I think we've always done a good job of coming back hard after a loss, evening up the series, giving ourselves a chance to stay alive. I think they've done a good job of going back and stealing the momentum when we have it. When you get to this point, everybody says Game 7, anything can happen. It's what we truly believe. We got to try and change that trend in the next one.
On the physicality To a certain degree it's kind of been the talk all series, that they've been trying to wear us down, out-play us on the physical side. There's always comments in our group that we can respond to that and turn the tables a little bit. Tonight it was mostly our energy that got us going and translated into that physical play. Guys like Bicks [Bryan Bickell] were really getting us going on that note. When you're excited to play, you understand what's at stake in a big game like this, everyone can contribute in that way. It gets everyone excited.
Duncan Keith On the confidence gained from this win We've got a lot of experience in playoffs. We know Anaheim's a tough building. We've had some good games there this year, and this year in playoffs. It's like anything else, though. It's one game. It's just a matter of going out there and executing in the one game. We've got experience being on the road. You try to draw on that as much as you can, do the best you can.
On the mindset heading into Game 7 Just like every game this playoff, every series, there can be momentum swings, ups and downs throughout a game. Knowing that, knowing that experience, obviously we want to have a good start, but knowing they're going to get some chances, they're going to have some time with the puck. It's just a matter of playing our game. Whatever adversity gets thrown our way, just fight through that and deal with it. Head Coach Joel Quenneville On scoring in bunches It was a great stretch, great start there. Saader [Brandon Saad] scoring a special goal, nice place in the middle of the ice. Dunks [Duncan Keith] makes a spectacular play. All of a sudden we got three. It put us in a good spot. They got right back in it right away with a power play, scored one of those goals right off the bat. We know their success in the third period, how they come, having gotten beat in regulation. We know we're going to have to spend some time in our end. Shawsy [Andrew Shaw] scores a goal and puts us in the right spot.