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SAY WHAT - 'YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO GO'

The Flames talk about playing at the Bell Centre this evening

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

GEOFF WARD ON THE ATMOSPHERE IN MONTREAL

"This is a great building to play in. Being here for so many years in the Eastern Conference, everybody gets up to play in this building. But the thing you have to guard against a little bit is you don't prepare so much or let yourself get so excited that it stalls you or paralyzes you. You have to be ready to go, you know the fans are going to be loud, you know Montreal always comes out great in this building. It's a phenomenal atmosphere to play in. But you have to get to the point where you enjoy it and look forward to it as opposed to it being an intimidating factor for you."

 

WARD ON THE HABS

"(They snapped) that losing streak the other night. First game at home after that, you know they're going to come out hard. Carey Price looks like he's right back on his game so he's always a challenge. Working with Claude (Julien) for so many years, I know the team will be ready to play. For us, we just can't get away from what we've been doing, we've got to come in and play our game, focus on what we're doing and making sure that we're not giving them any easy chances, especially early."

Video: "I think everyone gets up to play in this building."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON THE MATCH-UP

We're playing a team tonight that we know are going to be desperate. We know they're fighting for every point. They just ended a streak that they were on, a losing streak, so they're feeling better about themselves and they're going to be hungry. We're looking forward to it. You always look forward to playing in Montreal. It's a great city, a great arena. It will be a great atmosphere like always."

 

Video: "Always look forward to playing in Montreal."

 

GIORDANO ON THE ROAD TRIP

"You look at our next three games before the break, there's some space in between games and other teams are going to be playing and winning games, getting points. We need the points. It's a really important stretch for us before we go into the break. Going into that break, we want to be in a good, secure spot."

 

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON THE HABS

"They've got some really good players over there. I like their team. When we played them earlier this year, they're tough. They've got a lot of good forwards - not the biggest of teams but they're fast and they're skilled. They've got some really good players over there. Their defence ... is headlined by one of the best in the game in Weber."

 

CAM TALBOT ON BEING NAMED THE NHL'S THIRD STAR OF THE WEEK

"The guys played great games in front of me this week and a lot of it is a testament to them. I'm just back there in case something breaks down from time to time. These guys played an unbelievable week in front of me so a lot of the credit has to go them."

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