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SAY WHAT: TKACHUK ON WHERE THE GAME TURNED

A rundown of what was discussed following Wednesday's overtime loss to Buffalo

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

MARK GIORDANO ON FALLING TO THE SABRES

"It was a back and forth game. When they gut up 3-2, they got some momentum, but we did a good job of scoring right away to get back in it. The guy made a good play in overtime. (Jack Eichel) got half a step and he's got a really good shot; he didn't have much to shoot at there and he put it short side. Good play by him."

 

GIORDANO ON WHAT HE TAKES AWAY FROM THE GAME

"They're a good team. They're a playoff team in the East and they play well, they play fast. We had our looks, but we know we can be better. I think we can clean up a few areas. We gave them a few breakaways there that we don't usually do. … We had a 3-on-1 before they came back the other way and scored."

 

TKACHUK ON WHERE THE GAME TURNED

"We got the lead 2-1 and they score on us the next shift and that can't happen. We had a chance to get the extra point in OT but it couldn't get it. … We were good there for a while winning a bunch in a row. ... But we've got to start a new streak here."

 

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON ULLMARK'S PERFORMANCE

"Yeah, he made some good saves. He was pretty solid all night. ... That one in the third, I thought he was going to slide over and I was just going to put it in on the backhand, but he kind of got stuck there. It was a good save - a good, scrambly save. Credit to them. They were hard to play against today with their structure."

 

NOAH HANIFIN PLAYING THE 'FULL 60'

"We like where we're at right now. Tonight was more of a complete game. I thought we played a good 60 minutes tonight. Obviously some things we can clean up and work on, but it was a good game."

 

BILL PETERS ON WHAT LED TO DEFENSIVE BREAKDOWNS

"We turned it over more than we would have liked, for sure, and they got behind us a couple times, but there were a lot of good things. ... We held onto it a little bit too long at times. There wasn't a play to be made and we were trying to force a play instead of taking what was given."

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