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SAY WHAT: DATE WITH THE DEVILS

A rundown of what was discussed prior to tonight's game, plus comments from Brandon Davidson after being recalled from Stockton

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON JERSEY'S NEW LOOK:

"Their record in the past few speaks for itself. I know they started off not great coming out of the gate, but they've been playing a lot, lot better (recently). We have a tough test for us tonight. They're a great offensive team, they've got some size, some superstars over there, some game-breakers. ... They're a fast team. They're maybe not the biggest or the heaviest of teams, but they're fast, they're skilled and if they get an opportunity, they're putting it in the back of the net. They have guys like Hall, Hischier, Hughes and some smaller, puck-moving, fast D men as well. We've got our hands full tonight with a really good offensive team."

 

BRANDON DAVIDSON ON FEELING OF BEING RECALLED:

(Davidson will not be in the lineup tonight)

"It was super important that I went and played those games (in Stockton). I was able to play in every situation, over 20 minutes a night. After having the year that I had last season, I needed to get my mojo going. It was the right move and I'm glad that I was able to get my confidence back and find my love for the game again. It's nice to be back here and I'm excited to get in one."

 

DAVIDSON ON BEING BACK IN THE BIGS:

"I set out a goal at the beginning of the summer and when you come into camp and try to put your best foot forward, and sometimes when it doesn't work out for you, the game can be cruel that way. It easy for me to go to the rink, work my hardest and knew where I wanted to be, and have some goals in mind. To be able to achieve those and to be here today was one of my goals."

 

Video: "It's nice to get rewarded"

 

BILL PETERS ON DAVIDSON/KYLINGTON SWAP:

"Davy was real good down there. The reports have been real good. He's tied for the team lead in points with 10. ... He's playing on the powerplay, the PK - not going to be on the powerplay here. He needed to find his game. Not a lot of hockey last year, hurt a lot. He went down there and did a good job, went to work, dug in and earned the opportunity to come back up."

 

PETERS ON MESSAGE TO KYLINGTON:

"It's still not easy, right? You want to be in the National Hockey League. It's no different than Brandon Davidson today. He was here at 8 o'clock. Went he went down, he didn't understand it, (but) we talked about the situation and he goes, 'Man, that was the best thing I could have done.' Go down there and play 22 minutes a night, play in every situation, be called upon to go over the boards first. It all works out."

 

Video: "Good opportunity in front of us tonight"

 

NOAH HANIFIN ON PAIR WITH RASMUS ANDERSSON:

"He's such a smart, poised player and he makes plays with the puck and especially offensively, he gets a lot of motion going in the O zone. Using my skating ability, I think we can create some good opportunities, some good chances tonight just by moving together and creating motion."

 

Video: "He's such a smart, poised player"

 

MARK GIORDANO ON TONIGHT'S EMPHASIS:

"We're getting ready for a big game tonight. A big two points. If we win tonight, we're in a good spot. Keep trying to pile on points and move up. ... As a team, we've been giving up too many high-danger chances in the last few. We'll do our best to eliminate that and play well."

 

Video: "They're young and fast"

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