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QUOTABLES - FLAMES @ CANUCKS

Clips from this morning's practice in Vancouver

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

On the Flames-Canucks rivalry:

"Our start is going to be huge. We know we've got to take the energy out of the building quickly, get off to good start, get pucks deep. That will be key to us having success tonight." - Sam Bennett

"The last couple years, it's been a pretty big rivalry. I know being on the other side of it, guys are always getting amped up. If anything, it helps you - more energy, whatever you want to call it." - Matt Bartkowski

"I know we haven't won in this building yet this year so we're going to try and change that tonight. I think we have 25, 26 games left and these are real big games for us. We need every point we can." - Matthew Tkachuk

"They're good at home and they play us tight every time. They're (defence) are mobile and they're big and strong. It's hard to get to the net. Their goalies have played us well this year. I think every game we've played has been a low-scoring game and I expect the same thing tonight." - Tkachuk

"I think we can build a lot off last game but the game before that, we know what happened there. We don't want to have that feeling anymore. Losing is never fun. If we can get a win here tonight in Vancouver - a rivalry, Hockey Night In Canada - it would be great." - Tkachuk

"I think it's 2-2 in the series and we certainly would like to get this one. We're ready. We're kind of trying to get back in the saddle after the break and get our game going but we'll be ready for tonight." - Glen Gulutzan

"It's going to be a great game. I think all the games we've played have been real good games, they've been close. I think that both teams recognize where they are and I think it's going to be a real good game." - Glen Gulutzan

Gulutzan on Bartkowski making his Flames debut against his former team:

"We debated that point about putting him in against his old team but … he's a pro player. He's trying to establish himself with our group and just looking at him in practice the last couple of days, he's ready so we're going to get him in."

Gulutzan on Hockey Day In Canada:

"It's a neat experience. It's fun to be a part of it. You feel real Canadian when you get to do that."

Canucks forward Alex Burrows on Hockey Talks Night in Vancouver:

"Obviously mental health is really important. As pro athletes, we need to get the word out that it is okay to talk about it. Sometimes, the biggest challenge is to let people know it's okay to talk about it and to reach out for help. For me, knowing (Rick Rypien) ... back in the day Rip was a close friend of mine. He wanted to help out a lot of people when he was still here. Personally, my sister works in Quebec for the last 10-15 years for the Mental Health Foundation. She goes around to high schools and talks to a lot of kids ... they do a phenomenal job there in the Quebec and they've seen number of suicide rates, for example, going drastically down. It means a lot to me."

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