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SAY WHAT: 'THAT'S A LOT OF FUN'

What was said in the dressing room following the big win over the Wild

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / calgaryflames.com

 

JOHNNY GAUDREAU ON COMBINED 80 SHOTS ON GOAL:

"Good chances for both teams. Goaltenders were playing well. That's a lot of fun. For me, personally, I'd like to see us score a few more goals, but their goaltender played well and so did ours. It was a good game, fun to play in."

 

DEREK RYAN ON WINNING TIGHT GAMES:

"It's encouraging that we're winning some games 2-1 and play a little better defensively. And obviously Cam stood on his head, too. ... I thought we came out a little flat here tonight, but we were able to stick with it - Cam held us in it. We got a goal early and that kind of got us going. They're a tough team to play against, Minnesota is. They lock it out pretty good and kind of frustrating, so I thought we did a good job sticking with it, staying with the game plan. That was a big goal by John at the end of the second and then I thought we did a good job in the third coming out and playing a good, solid third period."

 

CAM TALBOT ON HIS 42-SAVE EFFORT:

"There was a lot of action at both ends. Stalock played a heck of a game as well. I thought we could have had a few more, but those games are always fun when the other guy's making a big save, you know you have to answer right now. That's two big points for us tonight and it was a lot of fun."

 

TALBOT ON FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK:

"That's huge. To keep this streak going. We've got - what - four more games before the (bye week/all-star) break and we're trying to separate ourselves from teams below us and catch the teams above us. We know these games are going to be huge coming up, and it's just nice to string a few together here and keep it going."

 

TALBOT ON HELP FROM HIS POSTS:

"Sometimes you need a little luck. Gave my post a little tap after that one. We even had one at the end of the second there where Doc cleared it out from behind me, so guys did a great job of coming back and helping me out tonight and got a little help from my friend, the post, as well."

 

TALBOT ON HEAVY WORKLOAD:

"Whenever you can feel the puck early, it's always a good thing. Tonight, I felt it early and often and just tried to limit their second and third chances, because they're so good in front of the net their D are so good at getting those pucks through. I thought our guys did a great job tonight limiting their second chances and tying up their sticks."

 

GEOFF WARD ON TALBOT'S GAME:

"I think he's anticipating the play in front of him right now, so he's able to get himself square to the puck before the shot arrives. ... I'm sure he sees anything the size of a BB in front of him right now with how he's moving. Because he's able to establish his position so well in the crease, a lot of pucks are hitting him."

 

WARD ON WHO WILL START ON SATURDAY:

"We'll talk about that. Talbs might be so tired he'll need a couple days' sleep (laughs). It's a nice problem to have. I sure like the way that (Talbot) is rolling now, but we'll see how it is tomorrow and we'll sit down and have a discussion about it and then make a decision. But he's certainly playing strong right now."

 

WARD ON OFFENSIVE PRODUCTION:

"I thought (Stalock) made some real good saves in the first two periods. We might have been able to stretch the lead a little more. ... I thought we had some really good looks early with some good inside play. And then, with five minutes left in the second period and early in the third, they had a good push. I think we probably showed a little of the effects of the travel and the father's trip. You're up late at night with your dad and we get back at four in the morning. I think fatigue maybe had something to do with it, but all in all, through the first two, we were pleased with some of the looks that we were getting."

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