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SAY WHAT - 'I LIKED EVERYBODY TONIGHT'

What was said in the dressing room after important win over Devils

by CalgaryFlames.com Staff @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

 

DEREK RYAN ON IMPORTANCE OF WIN:

"I think it can build our confidence. We've been talking about how we need to play with a little more swagger, a little more confidence and I think a win like that - not only the score - dominating, controlling the play, that can build our confidence."

 

Video: Derek Ryan assesses the victory over the Devils

 

MIKAEL BACKLUND ON VICTORY:

"It was a big win for us, for sure. Over the last few weeks here we've gone into a lot of third periodS with some leads and found a way to lose games. It was a big challenge for us tonight and I thought we did really well in the third. Like you said, keep pushing. It was a big step for our team to play a full, solid 60 minutes. I don't know if we've done that at all this year. So, was nice to seeall the players get involved in playing well."

 

Video: "That was a big team win."

 

NOAH HANIFIN ON HIS GOAL:

"I just got a good step on the guy and just tried getting around the net. I think Mony has a knack of getting himself in good scoring positions - I actually made a pretty hard pass to him and his ability to get it off was great so it was a good finish by him."

 

HANIFIN ON MIXING UP D-PARTNERS FOR GAME:

"I thought we had a lot of success. Like I said earlier, I think sometimes it's good to freshen things up a bit and play with someone new. Things ran a little stale for a bit. That helped tonight and, like I said, we can all play with each other any given time depending on how the game's going. It was good to see that tonight."

 

Video: "We didn't really take our foot off the gas pedal."

 

JOHNNY GAUDREAU ON HANIFIN:

"He played really well tonight. Great move on the powerplay there and faked the pass over to the right side and kind of just ripped it in there. Could have had another one I think another one hit the crossbar. He played great tonight."  

 

GAUDREAU ON THIRD-PERIOD TALLY:

"Feels good to get rewarded there. I thought I could have had one in the second - puck hoped right over my stick there. Nice to get rewarded. Nice pass by Sean."

 

Video: "You saw how good we can be as a team."

 

DEREK RYAN ON STAYING EVEN KEEL:

"I feel like when they jumped out to their early lead, I felt we didn't panic. We didn't feel like we needed to do anything differently. We were still controlling the game, we just stuck with it, persevered, didn't get frustrated and start getting made at each other.Just continued to stick to the plan."

 

BILL PETERS ON HANIFIN'S NIGHT:

"He's dynamic, and getting a little juice off the powerplay time, did a good job walking the line, he's very athletic in that regard, and does a good job opening up space on the flanks." 

 

Video: "A lot of good things in the game tonight."

 

MORE ON HANIFIN

"He's dangerous, hit the crossbar and some point in the game…and I thought he had a really good game, I don't know what his minuets were like but I thought he impacted the game in a lot of different ways." 

 

PETERS ON HIS TEAM:

"I liked everybody tonight, to be honest with ya." 

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