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SAY WHAT: INTO A RHYTHM

A rundown of what was discussed at the morning skate

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

CAM TALBOT ON SECOND STRAIGHT START:

"I was hoping for it. I felt pretty good on Sunday and I thought I battled pretty hard there at the end. If it didn't come, I was happy with my performance and would be ready for the next start, but I'm happy that I get another shot tonight."

 

TALBOT ON BUILDING MOMENTUM:

"Keeps me in a rhythm, more or less. It was tough to play the first game in San Jose after not playing for three weeks, and then getting another week off, sometimes it's tough to stay in that game rhythm. So, it gives me a little momentum and I can settle in a bit more."

 

TALBOT ON 'COMPETITION' WITH RITTICH:

"We talked at the start of the year about this being some good internal competition between David and I. That's what we're trying to do - we're trying to push each other for starts throughout the season and we want the guys to feel comfortable with whoever's in there."

 

AUSTIN CZARNIK ON SUNDAY'S BOUNCE-BACK EFFORT:

"That was huge. We weren't happy with the effort we had in LA, so to come back and respond there - it's a place that we've struggled - with a 2-1 win, a gritty win, that was huge for us. Everybody played their role, Talbs was phenomenal in net, and we did what we needed to do to get the win."

 

CZARNIK ON LINE WITH BACKLUND AND TKACHUK:

"We were in their zone a lot, we gave up a couple chances, but that's going to happen throughout a game. But we were happy to be able to contribute in a positive way. We're going to try and do the same thing tonight."

 

ANDREW MANGIAPANE ON RETURNING TO LINEUP:

"I feel good today. I'm happy to get back in the lineup. You guys saw the hit. Just a little neck soreness. Took a couple days off, got it worked on, I was skating here and everything. I'm good and happy to be back."

 

SEAN MONAHAN ON RECENT PLAY:

"That was my goal over the summer, to be more reliable, better in my own zone. I think right now it's paying off. We're getting our chances; they're going to come. But right now, it's the little details of the game where we want to be better. It's getting there. … Personally, I feel better. When you feel healthy and feel strong, your game can change."

 

BILL PETERS ON MONAHAN:

"I thought Mony was outstanding in Anaheim. … Much more physically engaged, more involved, better defensively. We don't want it to take away from their offence, obviously. You'll see those guys start to produce some points here moving forward, at a certain level of consistency offensively. They know they can get to another level and now would be a good time."

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