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QUOTABLES - FLAMES ON THE POST-SEASON

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

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 / calgaryflames.com

ON THE START OF THE PLAYOFFS

"I'm looking forward to it. This is what you play for and you've got 16 teams who are fired up and ready to go, everyone has a shot. It's a fun time of year and as an individual it's fun to prepare for it." - Mark Giordano

"It' unbelievable how much talk has been around the city, people have been so proud of us and so excited. We want to do so well in playoffs, it'll do nothing but great things for us as players and as teammates." - Matthew Tkachuk

"We have expectations, we're not just happy to be there. We expected to be here and now we got to go out there and make it happen. It's the most exciting time of the year as players and we have to go after it." - Matt Stajan

"If you go into games thinking that you're going to win and you can't lose you're going to be a dangerous hockey team. We're a real good hockey team and have played really well. We expect wins and to be competitive and try and win a Stanley Cup. - Troy Brouwer

ON FACING THE DUCKS

"We're just focusing on the strengths of their team. They're a pretty deep team down their lineup, they make some good plays and have on been quite a roll. We'll go over specifics but we have to play our way. They're a tough team, they are where they are in the standings for a reason." - Giordano

"Every game is so crucial. Our mindset on the road has been to play simple and smart. Limit our mistakes but at this point you have to throw everything you have every night because you don't know how many chances you'll get. The whole team is looking forward to it. We're playing a team that beat us a couple of times and we want to get a little revenge and payback hopefully." - Tkachuk

"One of the things that makes them so good is that they have good puck moving D. With those guys you have to be physical on them and have to finish your checks. We're going to have to bump in the offensive zone with their mobile D." - Glen Gulutzan 

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