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SAY WHAT - 'I'M GLAD IT WASN'T TOO BAD'

A rundown of what was discussed at the morning skate

by TY PILSON @typilson / CalgaryFlames.com


BILL PETERS ON ELIAS LINDHOLM PLAYING

"Very reassuring. He's an important piece for us. When you really get into the fine detail, he takes a lot of important faceoffs, powerplay, penalty-kill. He gives that line, you know, good depth ... That line has been good, it has a little bit more to give."

 

PETERS ON HYPE SURROUNDING GAME

"We're 1-3 on the road and we're trying to get to .500 on the road, that's what we're talking about: trying to get to .500 on the road on this trip."

 

PETERS ON PLAY OF LUCIC LAST GAME

"Well, Looch took over in the third. He took over on the forecheck there, he was heavy, he was in the paint, he was hanging onto pucks, made plays, had speed on the track. He was really good. So I thought that was his best 20 minutes and his best game here."

 

Video: "Lindy's good, Mangy's out. Mangy's not on the trip."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON LOSS TO KINGS IN LAST OUTING

"They came out and definitely outplayed us in the first half of that game in Calgary, which we didn't like. A divisional opponent you don't like losing to. So, we have to come out with a way better start but I think if we play the way we did in the second half of that game we'll be much more successful."

 

GIORDANO ON FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

"Our game is about speed and playing with a lot of pace. I think that's when we're our best."

 

Video: "Our last three games have been a lot better"

 

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON RECENT PLAY

"I think we've been playing better the past couple games. I think since the San Jose game, since we kind of got beat by Vegas there pretty handily, I think we've played to our identity a little bit better. And we're still figuring out what that is but we're playing closer to a full 60 since then and it's a step in the right direction, winning the past two. Anytime you win a couple in a row you want to keep building on it so hopefully we can keep going."

 

LINDHOLM ON BEING ABLE TO PLAY

"I'm glad it wasn't too bad. I'm happy to be back."

 

LINDHOLM ON FLAMES

"I think overall we're taking steps here, I think we're going in the right direction. I still think we have lots to improve but we're getting there and that's a good sign. You don't want to play your best hockey this early. So, it's a process and we're getting better."

 

Video: "Glad it wasn't too bad, happy to be back"

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