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

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 / calgaryflames.com

On the mindset for Game 3: 

"They're a big team and physical, and skate well. They have some players who have some great individual talent and stars in the league. They're a great team and have been for the past how many years and don't give up much. We need to try and capitalize on chances, in playoffs there aren't that many chances and not much zone time. It's about getting the puck in the offensive zone, getting pucks at the net, and you have to capitalize because they don't come as easy as the regular season. Every game in the playoffs you have to be all in and we need to give everything we have. If we keep that mentality we should be fine. - Matthew Tkachuk

"We understand that the last two games could've gone either way. That's given us a lot of confidence, the last game was even better than the first game. I think guys understand the atmosphere of playoffs and Game 2 led to some really good hockey for us and we'll carry that over to Game 3." - Kris Versteeg

"We didn't score on our chances and we're hoping that changes. We lost that game (Game 2) on a bounce. We're going to stick to our system and expect the same type of game, a close game, and hopefully tonight we'll come out with a win. We're at home now, we'll feed off the emotion from our crowd. We have to make sure we don't get caught running around or undisciplined and use our emotion in a good way." - Mark Giordano

On the home playing back at home:

"We're in a little bit of a hole here but we're confident in our group. We played two really good games and we didn't get that outcome we wanted but we feel really comfortable playing at home. We can feed of the crowd. It's always difficult playing in another team's arena, when you have passionate fans like we do here it's a little bit more momentum. It's exciting and fun to play in front of the fans." - Johnny Gaudreau

"You're not out of any series until you lose a home game so that's our mindset. We want to take care of business at home. We've played well in our rink the last little while here. This is one of the best buildings in the league in playoffs, for us it's about having that energy and jump. We have to make sure we make plays and play calm." - Giordano

"Tonight is a huge game, it's a critical game for us and we want it bad. To come home is exciting and we're excited about the game, we expect to come in here and give our best effort and having the fans behind us is going to be great." - Versteeg

On being more disciplined:

"We just have to keep playing fast between the whistles. All of the stuff after the whistles, that doesn't help our side at all, it doesn't do anything really to be honest. We'll play hard and hit and play physical but we want to keep the pace of the game as high as possible. Hopefully we'll get the bounces and a break, it'll be a close game again." - Giordano

"There's critical points in every game, in all aspects. You have to be disciplined in the last few minutes of periods. At this time of year, under the 10-minute mark in the third period you're pretty much in overtime if the game is tied because it's that tight. That's certainty a time that you have to be disciplined." - Glen Gulutzan

Gulutzan on getting some bounces:

"We think we've played well enough but haven't gotten any puck luck. One of the things we talked about before the season started is how you win in the playoffs. It's overtimes and playing hard in the paint but you need puck luck. We just need to keep working and that can change. You can start to get some puck luck and work through it." 

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