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SAY WHAT: 'PLAY BETTER WITH THE LEAD'

A rundown of what was discussed following the OT loss to the Habs

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

MATTHEW TKACKUK ON LOST LEADS:

"Probably same stuff that happened the last couple games. Couple goals in a couple minute span there. They seemed to have momentum for most of that second period. They had the momentum the first few shifts, then we took it back with a couple good shifts, a couple good opportunities. I know I had one in front and Tobs (Tobias Rieder) had one with a 2-on-1 with Fro. It would have been good if one of those could go in - it makes it a little bit easier for us. Then they made it 2-1, then 2-2, and they had momentum for the rest of that period. … We've got to play better with the lead right now."

 

Video: "We've got to play better with the lead right now."

 

TKACHUK ON OT LOSS:

"We're not satisfied with the point. We were up 2-0 at one point in the game, then 3-2 with about 10 minutes left. The best teams find a way to win that one in regulation and we did a good job of that a couple weeks ago, and we've got to get back to that."

 

ELIAS LINDHOLM ON THIRD-PERIOD SHOWING:

"We came in here after the second and wanted to re-group and talk a little bit. In the third, I thought we came out pretty good and it was a tight match out there. The third period was good - it could have gone either way - and it was probably a good result, 3-3, and in OT, it could go either way."

 

Video: "It could have gone either way."

 

OLIVER KYLINGTON ON HIS GOAL:

"It was a good play by Johnny. I came late in the zone, I just picked my corner and it went in. It was a good feeling, but like I said, it would feel better if we won."

 

Video: "They capitalized on their chances."

 

GEOFF WARD ON SECOND-PERIOD LETDOWN:

"I thought we were good for the first 10 minutes (of the second), and then we gave them a few chances and that first goal kind of put us back on our heels a little bit. … Once you get caught out and they get fresh bodies over the well, that's when breakdowns happen. But tonight, we felt we were good. It was just a matter of - they generated a lot of momentum off that first goal and I think mentally we went, 'Uh oh.' We went back on our heels after that first goal and they started coming forward. I thought the powerplay for them was a real big momentum shifter for them and that put us back on our heels even more."

 

Video: "We wilted a bit, and they came real hard."

 

WARD ON 3-2 GOAL:

"I thought we did a good job in the third of coming back and grabbing the lead again. For us, the first and third were close - the second, in the second half - they took the game to us pretty good."

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