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SAY WHAT - 'WE CAN CLEAN THAT UP'

A rundown of what was discussed ahead of tonight's tilt with the visiting Kings

by TY PILSON @typilson / CalgaryFlames.com

 

COACH BILL PETERS ON THE KINGS:

"We're two games in, they're gonna play their second here tonight. So it's early. I thought they did a lot of good things, did a lot of good things offensively (against the Oilers). Obviously some dangerous players there on that side. So we're going to have to manage the puck properly and be good in our own zone."

 

Video: "We're gonna have to manage the puck properly"

 

PETERS ON ESTABLISHING PROPER HABITS: 

"For our group, I know it's important. We're focused on our group here tonight. We were better in Game 2 than we were in Game 1, and we need to be better in Game 3 than we were on Saturday night. That's the way we're looking at it. There's some good things we did Saturday and now we have to do those good things consistently."

 

PETERS ON CUTTING DOWN ON PENALTIES:

"Reaching, hooking, you know, the trips, the hooks, those type of things. Hooks on the hands - you have to check with your feet, not your stick. We can clean that up."

 

PETERS ON JOHNNY GAUDREAU'S HOT START:

"He's a competitive guy. (He's) obviously coming off a good year at an age where he's still gonna continue to get better and play the game the right way. That's our mantra here for the next little while. We have to play the game the right away and build a foundation. We had a foundation last year, now we have to build it again - start over. We can't assume you're just gonna pick up where you left off. That's what we're in the process of doing."

 

PETERS ON SAM BENNETT:

"Sam's been good. He's been good on the forecheck, he's been good as F1 there pressuring the puck, getting an angle on a D-man so we can turn some pucks over on the forecheck. I'd like to see the Backlund line with Chucky and him tonight spend some time in the offensive zone, hang onto it, be a dangerous line and I think they will be." 

 

Video: "I think most guys are dialled in"

 

MARK GIORDANO ON TEAM SETTLING IN:

"I thought we started to do a lot of good things later in that game. I thought last game we had a lot of good moments, as well. Still, obviously, our third game coming up here and tons of stuff to improve on and get better at. Try and do that before we go on the road here."

 

GAUDREAU ON HIS START:

"I feel good. I think, you know, the chemistry with me, Mony and Lindy, grew a lot last year. We felt really comfortable to start the season together. That's obviously a good way to start the year when you have linemates you feel really comfortable with."

 

Video: "The chemistry ... grew a lot last year"

 

BENNETT ON NEW LINEMATES

"I've felt pretty good. I thought I've been playing my role pretty well. I'm definitely looking forward to the opportunity to play with Backs and Chucky tonight and getting some powerplay time. Just going to try and take advantage of the opportunity now."

 

MORE BENNY ON BACKS AND CHUCKY:

"They're great player and they are a lot of fun to play with. We're definitely going to get a lot of looks against their top line. So, gotta be defensively responsible but they have so much skill and are able to generate so much offence. So it's going to be a fun night."

 

Video: "Definitely looking forward to the opportunity"

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