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SAY WHAT: SIBLING RIVALRY

A rundown of what was discussed at the morning skate in Ottawa

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

TKACHUK ON FACING HIS BROTHER BRADY:

"My mom wants us to stay away from each other out there. Whatever she says goes in our household. ... This is a really exciting game for my brother, myself, my whole family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment to have two brothers playing against each other in the NHL. This is kind of an event for the rest of the family here."

 

BRADY ON FAMILY BRAGGING RIGHTS:

"Early on, he was so much bigger than I was, so he would win everything and he would beat me up. In recent years, the tides have turned. He knows not to mess with me anymore. Now we're just competing in different things. We train together, so it's about who's going to out-work who. We always compete in that aspect."

 

BILL PETERS ON BROS GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD:

"It's a proud moment. I'm going to start Chucky. Hopefully there's not a fight. I don't know what benefit that would have for Matthew, individually, and the Calgary Flames collectively. But hopefully they play hard against each other and enjoy the experience."

 

OLIVER KYLINGTON ON RETURNING TO ACTION:

"It feels good. When I got that shot there I realized it was pretty bad, but it was good to get some days off and get some rest for the foot. It feels much better to be out there with the boys and to skate around."

 

TRAVIS HAMONIC ON RECENT DEFENSIVE EFFORTS:

"Defensively, over the last couple (games), that's probably some of the best that we've played defensively as a group in a long time. That's a good sign at this time of year. We have so much talent and scoring ability in here that it's going to come and pucks are going to go in, and if you mesh that with the defensive game that we've been playing, it makes for a good team."

 

PETERS ON HITTING THE ROAD…AGAIN:

"Start of a trip, we want to start off on a good foot and play a real, solid game - the other night against Anaheim, build on that. We've got to have a real, narrow-minded focus and focus on the task at hand at seven o'clock. ... It's been a good month - a challenging month, with the travel, but everyone has that at some point in the season. ... We handled it well so far, so let's finish off the road portion of the month on a positive note."

 

PETERS ON REUNITING 13, 23 and 28:

"Just keeping playing well, the way they are. We went through our data from all-star break on and they've generated offensive chances consistently. They've been sound defensively and it just hasn't gone in for them. ... The chances are there. They'll start going in again."

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