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SAY WHAT: 'THEY GAVE US A LOT OF ENERGY'

What they were saying in the locker-room after win over Rangers

by TY PILSON @typilson / CalgaryFlames.com

Johnny Gaudreau on the quick start:

"We haven't had great starts the past few games here in the 'Dome, so it was nice to get off to an early lead. Obviously they fought back and tied it up but it gave us some momentum."

 

Video: "We did a really good job in the defensive zone"

 

Johnny on key to win later in game:

"I thought we did a really good job in the defensive zone. I think the coaches said we held them to like nine, 10 chances. I mean, that's pretty good. And then when we're getting our chances - we got a lot of looks tonight, I think, in the offensive zone and found a way to put a couple in."

 

Mikael Backlund on two breakaway tallies:

"They gave us a lot of energy. The last two home games, been some tough starts. Penalty-kill wasn't at the best the last two home games so to get that early one from Johnny and then score a shorty was obviously good for the group."

 

Video: "It felt good scoring on Lundqvist, for sure"

 

Talbot on his team's performance:

"Give the guys credit, that could have been pretty deflating after going up 2-0 and then giving them both right back but our guys battled hard, we believed in this room and we knew that we had to end this homestand on a bit of a high note before heading out on the road. We did a heckuva job on that tonight and didn't give them much down the stretch and closed it out like a winning team should."

 

Video: "I knew the run support would come"

 

More on that:

"That's what I touched on earlier, when we went up 4-3 it kind of became a checking game after that. There wasn't a ton of chances either way, lot of stuff came from the outside so, like I said, give our guys lots of credit in front of me. They locked it down pretty tight and that's what playoff teams do in those situations. That's what we need to start doing on a more consistent basis."

 

Video: "Johnny came out like a cannon"


Sean Monahan on the victory:

"We were treating this kind of as a must-win. I mean, you come in and I think we lost our last five on home ice, so we wanted to get going ... we stepped up and did a good job tonight." 

 

Video: "You could feel a better focus going into the game"

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