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SAY WHAT: 'NOT BAD, HUH?'

A rundown of what was discussed in the dressing room following a 3-1 win over the Flyers

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

MICHAEL FROLIK ON SCORING IN 800TH GAME:

"Not bad, huh? Get a goal and get a win. I think the win is most important. I'll remember this night, for sure. It's something special and I'll never forget it. … 800, it's a special number. I was definitely excited. Couldn't go much better, scoring on the second shift. ... I told Backs there on the ice, 'Let's make sure we're on the same page and have a good game.' I think we did. Good two points."

 

FROLIK ON SECONDARY SCORING:

"We can see that ourselves, that there wasn't much scoring from the other bottom guys. It's still the start of the season and some guys need more time to settle in. It's good timing that it happened tonight. Some other guys scored and it's a good thing. Hockey's all about confidence and when those other guys score, it's all about building confidence and getting better. I think tonight was a good effort."

 

DAVID RITTICH ON EMPTY-NET TRY:

"It was a weird bounce off the wall and I had it on my tape, so I thought I was going to do something. I'm going to try to chip it out or do something with it. If I was going to freeze it, it's going to be the same thing, it's going to be a faceoff in our zone without a change. I just tried what I did."

 

RITTICH ON FROLIK'S BIG GOAL:

"He finally (shot) it, so it's good for him. He's got a good shot, so he's going to shoot it more and more, he's going to get more goals. But he's got to figure out if he can shoot or not."

 

ANDREW MANGIAPANE ON HIS FIRST OF THE YEAR:

"Definitely felt good. Good job on the draw there, Looch snapped it back. Good play by Doc. Good play by Gio to find me in the slot. I think it was a bit of a lucky goal, but it's always good to throw pucks to the net and I'm happy it went in."

 

BILL PETERS ON LOCKING IT DOWN:

"It was good. I liked the way we played in the third period - the start of the period we were getting a lot of chances. Had a great chance when it was 2-0. ... Niskanen made a good play in the high slot, but other than that, I don't think we gave up much."

 

PETERS ON RITTICH:

"He's been good. He's been dialled in right from his first pre-season game. That hasn't changed at all. We'll continue to work on everything we need to work on to tighten up in the defensive zone, and that will … make us even better."

 

PETERS ON BACKLUND'S BLOCKED SHOT:

"I'll breathe easier in the morning. We'll see how it reacts overnight. I don't know exactly where he took it, but it was heavy and he was in quite a bit of discomfort there, obviously. A credit to him to come back and play. We'll see in the next 12 to 18 hours, and hopefully we'll dodge a bullet."

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