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Postgame Quotes: Feb. 20, 2016

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

Here's a sampling of what the Maple Leafs and Flyers had to say following a 5-4 OT loss for the Leafs in Toronto.

Mike Babcock

I thought we started great tonight. I thought we played about seven minutes great and then, I thought the worst 13 minutes I’ve seen in a long time from a competitive standpoint. I didn’t like the way we played. Reimer came in and made a few big saves and gave us some energy. We got ourselves ahead again and made a poor play defensively in our own zone. We made two of them tonight on goals and it cost us. We’ve got to stay on the high side of Vorachek there. We have the puck, we’re in a good spot, just stay on the high side of him, and we end up giving up a two-on-one for a goal so that part is disappointing. The part that’s real positive is that you’re down 3-1 and you find a way to battle back and compete and make it a much better outing.

Nazem Kadri

We showed a lot of character coming back. After those quick couple of goals it would have been easy to let it slide but we stayed with it and got a point. That’s good on our part, but I think we should have had two.

P-A Parenteau

Obviously, they got a few bounces too tonight. It was that kind of game. A lot of goals but not much going on at the same time. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get the win but there’s some good things to take out of that one for sure.

James Reimer

When I went in I just tried to do my job, try to stop the puck, try to give the boys a chance and we battled well as a team to come back and get a real valuable point. They just make a skill play at the end and that’s it, but I’m real proud of the way we battled back.

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol

An important two points. That’s obviously what the whole night is all about, is finding a way to get the two points. It was a bit of a strange game, especially in the third period, back and forth and a lot of different things going on. At the end of the day, playing on a back-to-back night, a gutsy effort and a good two points.

Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds

We did a really good job, we stayed calm and we stayed the course. We didn’t change anything. Jakey (Voracek) made a great play to Ghost (Gostisbehere) and obviously, Ghost – overtime killer – he puts another one in the back of the net in overtime. Unbelievable.

Flyers defenceman Shane Gostisbehere

It’s an adversity game. You get two goals called back. One of our d-men go down, our goalie. It’s just good to see how our team battled through adversity and got two points out of this.

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