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SAY WHAT: SETTING THE BAR

A rundown of what was discussed at the morning skate

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

MICHAEL FROLIK ON PLAYING 800TH CAREER GAME:

"It means you're getting a little bit old, right? If anyone said before my career (started) that I'd have 800 in the NHL, I wouldn't believe it. It's something special, for sure. … It's a proud moment. I just want to keep it going."

 

FROLIK ON SECONDARY SCORING:

"If you're going to be successful, you need secondary scoring. We weren't able to do that (on the road). I think we just need one. Hockey's about confidence and the first one, it's usually the hardest one, and when you get that, you play a bit more confidence. Hopefully we can turn it on a little bit tonight and somebody will score and build that confidence."

 

SEAN MONAHAN ON TOP-LINE PRODUCTION:

"It's our job. We've got to produce; we've got to set the bar and set the tone. We're playing big minutes and playing in important situations, so if we're not going to produce and lead by example, you're going to lose those minutes."

 

MONAHAN ON BUILDING ON SAN JOSE GAME:

"We had a lot of chances there in San Jose and played a decent game, but coming back here at home, on home ice, I know we've got more. Each guy is hungry right now and as a team, we've still got a lot to prove."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON EMPHASIS FOR TONIGHT:

"I thought we played a really good game 5-on-5. We had a lot more pace, it felt like. ... But those big moments in games - powerplays, penalty kills, momentum swings - we've got to manage those well and we'll be fine."

 

GIORDANO ON FINDING THE TWINE:

"We know we have the guys in here to put the puck in the net. If we play well in our own and work our way out, we're going to be fine on most nights. We'll worry about defending and doing the little things and playing fast. Guys are getting good looks, especially in that San Jose game and it's eventually going to start going in."

 

COACH BILL PETERS ON BOTTOM-SIX:

"They're doing what they can in order to generate offence. It's not like they're not trying to score. It would be nice for them to get one, obviously, to take the heat off them, but tonight's a good night to do that."

 

PETERS ON HOW TO SNAP 'SLUMP':

"You've got to have the mindset of the first shift that you get needs to earn your second shift. If you have that mindset, you're going to out, you're going to play hard, you're going to do things, you're going to continue to get opportunities to play. We've got to get some continuity and some consistency in our lineup (because) we haven't had that yet."

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