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QUOTABLES - FLAMES VS. DUCKS

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

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 / CalgaryFlames.com

On playing against the Anaheim Ducks:

"This team is deep, really deep. Up and down their lineup ... defence, forwards, goalie, they're built for the playoffs. It'll be a good test for us. It's going to be good to see where we are at playing one of the better teams in the league." - Mark Giordano

"Anaheim is built for heavy hard games and playoffs. This is a good matchup for us and we're going to have to be prepared right from the beginning to play in this type of game. It's an important game for them and for us." - Glen Gulutzan

"It's an important game for us. You can see how close the standings are, every game is important. We're very happy that we clinched but I don't think we take our foot of the pedal just yet. We have an important four games here to go and they're big games." - Johnny Gaudreau

"They've got some great players on their team. You definitely have to be alert when they're out there and I expect a good game tonight." - Sam Bennett

On keeping an eye on the standings:

"We're going to start a little bit of a playoffs pre-scout on some of the teams. We identified who we think the three teams that we'll probably face. We're going to start looking into them a little bit in our preparation." - Gulutzan

"We're still battling to see how high up we can go. You're going to think about it a little bit and check the standings to see who you could play but ultimately it could go anyway." - Bennett

"These last four games are real important to get to the top of your game. We really want to pile up points but we know when we get into playoffs we're going to play a great team regardless of where we are in the standings." - Giordano

Gulutzan on the outlook headed into playoffs:

"We started talking about habits that are going to carry over into these games and carry over into playoffs that have to be enriched now. You can't clean those things up later. We probably identified six things that are important going in and we're going to put those into our games here."

Giordano on the team's turnaround:

"We have a lot deeper team than we get credit for. I also think our coaching staff did a great job of not letting us play a different way and not saying okay we're down. We stayed the same way. We weren't getting the results early but we turned it around because we stick with it and stayed the course."

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