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SAY WHAT: A RESILIENT WIN

A rundown of what was discussed following a 6-5 shootout win over the Panthers

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

BILL PETERS ON WILD THIRD PERIOD:

"There was lots going on. Definitely lots going on. I liked us. I thought we were in control there in the third. Had some zone time. Gio made it 4-2 and I thought we were in a good spot. They pushed. we didn't handle it very well and our coverage broke down a little bit, and then huge goal by Benny to get us into overtime and the shootout."

 

PETERS ON POWERPLAY SUCCESS:

"The powerplay was good, very dangerous, got the crowd into it. Then we scored. Everything was in good shape. From that point on, you've got to manage the puck properly and have good situational awareness."

 

PETERS ON GETTING THE TWO POINTS:

"It's a resilient win, for sure. We'll take the two points. Now we'll head out on the road and play five. ... That'll be a good test for us."

 

ELIAS LINDHOLM ON LETTING LEAD SLIP AWAY:

"We've got to learn when to put the puck deep. …  It's still early on in the season and we're working through the process, but we've got to learn from this game and be better."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON PANTHERS BATTLING BACK:

"We're not sharp enough right now. There were spurts, again, but we know that's not the way we want to play, to win a 6-5 game. I thought we were resilient, which was nice. That was a huge forechecking goal by Benny to get us the point. … We'll take the two points, but definitely some things we'll have to go over again and clean up."

 

GIORDANO ON CONSISTENCY:

"We want to get to our game here. There are times when it's too loose out there. Feels too much like a turnover-fest. I thought 4-2 in the third, you're in a good spot. We didn't like to give them three, but pretty resilient by our group to fight back and get us those two points."

 

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON LEARNING FROM THIS ONE:

"That's obviously a big two points, but we don't want to get comfortable in games like that. We have a two-goal lead in the third, you have to put it away. You think back to one of those games, one of those cost us in the playoffs. We have to tighten it up. … It just seemed when it was 4-2, they were pressing and we had no answer for them. We were maybe a little sloppy with our puck play and stuff like that, but you learn from it. For our team to be successful, we're not going to win those 6-5 (games) trying to come back from it. That's a stressful game. So, it would have been much easier if we just protected that two-goal lead and got out of it with two points that way, but ultimately, in the end, we still got the win and that's all that matters."

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