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A rundown on what was discussed during this morning's media availability

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

Glen Gulutzan on Jon Gillies:

"Real calm goalie. Big, calm, has had some huge nights for them down there. I know our guys really like him. I know the coaching staff likes him. He's got a real high-end game. It will be interesting to see him in an NHL game tonight."

"Our boys are well aware he's got a start. We'll be prepared to play in front of him."

Gulutzan on getting Freddie Hamilton, Curtis Lazar and Dennis Wideman into the lineup tonight:

"If we get to where we'd like to go, we're going to need lots of bodies. We need to get guys in, playing and get them up to game speed. Hopefully we can get a couple games here for most guys. We think we've got good players and good depth. We're coming in and we're expecting our guys to be good tonight. They've worked hard. We expect them to be good."

The Flames on the LA Kings:

"We know what's coming. We know how well they played against Edmonton, in that game. I think there was an early power play goal but after that, LA was really playing hard. We're expecting a big, physical game - not unlike in Anaheim. Our message this morning on the ice is we know what's coming so let's be ready to play." - Gulutzan

"They're going to come at us. They're a feisty hockey club and they had a great come-from-behind win against the Oilers the other night. It's a good test for our hockey club. Obviously we do have a few lineup changes and stuff so we can try and insert some enthusiasm and energy in the lineup. But nothing changes for us. You stick to the game plan. I love the physical stuff too." - Lazar

F. Hamilton the atmosphere in the locker room:

"Everyone is really excited for playoffs coming up but we have to finish off strong, play the right way … we're still trying to win, get some momentum heading into (the playoffs)."

Lazar on playing centre against the Kings:

"I see myself as a long-term centreman. That's where I'm most comfortable. My game is always built around my speed and I'm able to skate the middle, really catch the defenders flat-footed. I get that chance tonight, to see how I fit in the system while playing down the middle."

"In the long run, I think that's where I'll be."

Gillies on making his NHL debut:

"It's just another game. It's game 81 of 82 I think and you just focus on the two points. That's all that matters. There's a bunch of storylines for every ... game so it's just focusing on the win and let everything else take care of itself."

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