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

by GEORGE JOHNSON @GJohnsonFlames /

Flames thoughts on Game 2:

"It's bad luck when stuff like that happens. On a couple of those, you just get caught for that split second and put your stick in the wrong spot. He'll be fine. Just keep doing what he's doing, keep jumping in." - Mark Giordano, on partner Dougie Hamilton's uncharacteristic off-night in Game 1

"Whenever you come into a seven-game series and start on the road, you're trying to get a split. That's trying to get yourself home-ice advantage. It's Game 2. You don't want to go down 2-0. We feel like we can play a lot better in Game 1. I thought our five-on-five game was fine. That said, we've got an extra gear." - Giordano on the importance of tonight's outcome

"Obviously when you've got six, seven penalties, against a team like that, it's tough. You can kill three, maybe four, but seven's asking a lot. A few details hurt us - the penalties, that bad change - but the game-plan was good." - Michael Frolik

Troy Brouwer on learning from Game 1:

"Whenever you get into that first game, you're always a little bit excited. You're always going to be a little bit hyped up and kind of running on extra. But we need to just relax, keep our intensity up but at the same time, just stay level headed and make sure to make the routine plays that we need to make." 

Dougie Hamilton taking three minor penalties in Game 1 and learning from the experience:

"It's just part of the game ... dumb plays ... just move on and get ready for tonight."

Randy Carlyle on the trend towards players arriving younger into the NHL:

"I refer back to my illustrious minor hockey career, on outdoor rinks. You played a travel team once a month. The season would only last until the ice was melted. Playground-style hockey. No such thing as Triple A, Elite level, Under-17, Under-15. When you're constantly putting the best against the best at a very young age, there's pressure. With pressure comes experience. Now every team in the league has guys that are 22, 23 years old."

Carlyle on being a young head coach:

"The most important thing I learned is just be a facilitator and don't be involved in the emotions of it, as you normally would. You have no affect on what's happening. I'm a yeller, a screamer, all of those things and I've tried to become a very quiet guy. It's still hard for me. I write it down on my card: Calm down. Settle down. When you're in a situation for a number of years where you're involved as a player, it was difficult to step up and back from it. I think the more the pressure goes up, the quieter you have to be."

Ducks forward Nate Thompson on his line's play in Game 1:

"I thought last game we were pretty good for the most part. I still think there's room for improvement. When you look at all playoff series - look at the games last night - the guys who are scoring goals, it's guys who are not expected to score goals … That's what the playoffs are all about, having other lines step up and contribute and making that difference."

Thompson on the Flames:

"They have a lot of good skating defencemen that can move the puck and I think if we can stop that, I like our chances. They're a team that can move the puck well. Their d join the rush pretty much every play. If we can slow down that process and their progression of moving up the ice, it's just going to help us in the long run."

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