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QUOTABLES - FLAMES @ SHARKS

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

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

On the final game of the regular season:

"You talk about the light switch - you can't turn off the light. You've got to keep things going. You've got to keep going. You can't mentally drop at all because it's just going to put stress on somebody else." - Glen Gulutzan

"You want to make sure you keep pushing the group to stay sharp because if you're not, you're going to put stress on somebody else." - Gulutzan

"You want to go into playoffs feeling good about your own game and your team game. I think tonight we just continue to do all the things that have made us successful this year. I think if we do that, we'll have a good feeling about tonight and something to feel good about going into the playoffs." - Matthew Tkachuk

"We still have hopefully another long little season here ahead of us in the playoffs so it's all about feeling good going into the playoffs." - Tkachuk

On Rasmus Andersson's NHL debut:

"When I left the ice … not really when I was on it. It was more when I left the ice that I kind of realized tonight is the night." - Rasmus Andersson on his emotions this morning

"He's real polished. He's got real good hockey sense. He's got good puck play. It will be good to get him a game tonight and see where he's at in the NHL." - Gulutzan

"He worked. He did his job. We wanted him - in our talks with Paul Jerrard, talking with him - to watch Mark Giordano. Watch how he practices, watch what he does off the ice … our veteran, our pro guys. You've got to soak all that in." - Gulutzan

"It's going to be an exciting game for Rassy … for Ras, he's been working hard for the past however long, just trying to get in and now he's in tonight. It's going to be really exciting game for him and I hope he has a lot of fun." - Tkachuk

"Hopefully he can enjoy it and (I'll) try to maybe talk to him a little bit - tell him 'Just play your game and don't try to change anything. Just try to have fun with it.'" - Michael Frolik

Gulutzan on keeping Curtis Lazar at centre tonight:

"I liked it and I was real encouraged by it. It will be another good test for him tonight. Whenever you can develop young centreman, it just gives you so many options."

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