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SAY WHAT: 'YOU CAN'T LET IT LINGER'

What was said in the locker-room after tonight's tilt

by TY PILSON @typilson / CalgaryFlames.com

MATTHEW TKACHUK ON MOVING FORWARD:

"You can't let it linger because we're playing every other night until all-star break here. So we gotta find a way to move on and just get a win here. We have one more at home here. We haven't had the homestand we wanted at all but we have one more here to give ourselves a little jumpstart into a two-game road trip."

 

Video: "In this league, that's hard to come back from."

 

SAM BENNETT ON THE NIGHT:

"It was a slow start for me and for the whole team really, but it was a big one (his late second-period goal) to give us a little life and then we showed tons of fight in the third period. It's unfrotunate we couldn't find a way to get that last one in."

 

Video: "We showed tons of fight in the third period."

 

BENNETT ON DAVID RITTICH:

"I mean, he's been unbelievable for us all year, so we'll never put any blame on him. He bounced back and shut the door for the rest of the game."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON HIS GOALIE:

"I think over the course of this season he's been unbelievable. And, of course we gotta get sticks tied up, get seal outs in front of him and let him make saves. He made a ton of big saves tonight. I think the game really had to open up when we were down, we were taking some chances ... ya, it's one of those things. We just all have to play for each other in here, obviously, and we gotta find a way to correct this little slide here and these first periods when we're getting down by three goals."

 

Video: "When you get down, you push"

 

INTERIM COACH GEOFF WARD'S TAKE:

"I'm as frustarted as everybody else is, probably. Saying that, we can't change the result tonight. What we gotta do is make sure we get prepared to have a better start against the Rangers. I mean, that's all we can control right now. So, at the end of the day, we didn't start on time. You know, recently we've had real good starts and the last two hockey games, not good starts. So, as a result, we end up chasing the game tonight again and it's tough when you get down by that many goals in this league to come back. I thought the guys put a good push on to get back in the hockey game but we just came up short there."

 

Video: "Slow start and we ended up chasing the game"

 

WARD ON WHAT'S BEEN MISSING LAST TWO GAMES:

"Energy - you know, I think execution. I think our forecheck was really not apparent the last two hockey games at the start of the hockey game. Tonight I felt we were really, really passive early, as opposed to getting after them. And as result, we ended up paying the price. They put some goals in behind us early."

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