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SAY WHAT: 'NO TIME TO DWELL ON IT'

The buzz around the dressing room following a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

ANDREW MANGIAPANE ON HIS BAD-LUCK PLAY:

"It's tough. We tied it back up. Then, yeah, tried to put a stick there. It ramped up and went in. Maybe another night it goes out of play or goes in the corner, but it happened to go in. It's tough but we've got to move on from it."

 

MANGIAPANE ON FALLING BEHIND 3-0:

"You've got to look at the positives. We did battle back. We've got to start better off in the first. That's a big problem that we need to fix. Other than that, I thought we played a pretty solid game."

 

Video: "Just bad luck ... but we gotta move on from it"

 

MILAN LUCIC ON COMING BACK AND TYING IT UP LATE:

"We started to get in on the forecheck, get in on the body and started winning more puck battles, and I felt that it was what we weren't doing in the first 15 minutes of the game. Three games in a row now, the other team gets the lead and we're playing from behind, so once we started to play our game, get in on the forecheck and use our body, we started to take the game over. Up until the last three minutes of the game, we did exactly what we needed to do. Tough tip off our own stick underneath the bar. If he shoots it like that ... I guarantee you it's not going in, 99 times out of 100. It's a tough one after working yourself back into the game after being down 3-0."

 

LUCIC ON BOUNCING BACK ON THURSDAY:

"Especially at this time of year, you can't dwell on anything. You take the good out of the game, you take the bad out of the game and you move on. We have three days to re-group now and what happens here tonight stays tonight and we look forward to what we need to do with our two practice days and a big game against the Islanders on Thursday."

 

Video: "Tough one after working ourselves back in the game"

 

DILLON DUBE ON LUCIC'S BIG GAME:

"He got us going. Even in the first, he had a couple big checks and his goal really got our momentum swinging. He was on tonight. When his presence his going, it gets the crowd going, so it was fun to see him going tonight."

 

DUBE ON HIS OWN PHYSICAL PRESENCE:

"It's playoff hockey right now for us. It's got to be a big part of our game, regardless of your size."

 

DUBE ON 'KEEPING UP' WITH THE FIRST-PLACE KNIGHTS:

"We knew that going in, that we had to go through them in order to go on a run. That second period, and even towards the (end), it was going our way. We had some momentum swings in our favour and it shows that we can play with them, for sure."

 

Video: "No time to dwell at this time of the year"

 

MARK GIORDANO ON THE GAME-WINNING GOAL:

"Honestly, it's a terrible break. That play could happen, I bet you, 10,000 times and to get a tip that goes right where it went? He's doing the right thing. You're taught to go stick on puck, and most times that goes over the net or wide, and we get possession."

 

GIORDANO ON THE TEAM'S RESILIENCY:

"We got down and obviously they were the better team until they made it 3-0. We did a good job battling back and getting back in the game and obviously tying it. But it stings right now to lose like that. ... It's going to sting for a bit here, obviously with not playing right away. We've got to get the next one at home and if we do, it sets us up to have a great homestand."

 

Video: "It's gonna sting for awhile here"

 

GEOFF WARD HOW THE GAME PLAYED OUT:

"I thought after the first nine minutes we were really good. I thought it was an even hockey game the rest of the way. ... Once you tie it that late, you're feeling good that you've got some momentum back on your side and you're probably going to get a point. ... At this time of year, you've got to play until that last horn goes. The only thing we can do is get back up and get working again. This is what it's like in the playoffs."

 

Video: "We have to pick ourselves and get moving again"

 

WARD ON RE-GROUPING AT PRACTICE:

"We can't hang our heads on that. It's disappointing, but we've got to pick ourselves up and get moving again."

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