Here's a sampling of what the Maple Leafs and Ducks had to say following a 6-5 OT win for Toronto on Thursday night.
The puck went in the net for both teams, obviously, a lot. I thought we had the game well in hand and they shot it in the net a couple times and I thought they took over at the start of the third period. They did a good job there and had their way with us for a little bit. It was nice to see us respond as well.
Tyler Bozak on his return to the lineup
I missed a couple of open nets so that didn’t feel good but ,yeah, it was fun. I really enjoyed playing with those two guys. They work hard and got a lot of chances. Our power play was clicking. It was good. I felt pretty good right off the bat so it was nice.
I consider myself very lucky to be playing here and obviously getting the goal was a great feeling. Like I said before, the guys just made a great play, slid it off the pad, and lucky enough I got some good wood on it and put it upstairs.
Connor Brown on his first NHL goal
I think the fact that I could do it at home, like every game I’ve played here I’ve had lots of friends and family in the stands, so that’s an added bonus. It was a good win and it makes it that much more fun when you win for moments like that.
I’m sure Babs (Babcock) isn’t a huge fan of these ones but as players they’re fun to play in. I’m sure there’s going to a few d-zone clips tomorrow. Like I said, just to be able to stay with a team like Anaheim. They’re a great team and they’re in contention this year so just to be able to not give up and stay on top of them, and come out with a win.
Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau
The first 38 minutes we didn’t compete. It’s simple. They were getting the pucks deep and beating us to the punch. We scored the first power play goal but we must have given the puck away six times in the next five minutes. To the team’s credit in the third period, or even at the end of the second, they never quit. Then in the third period I thought we played pretty well for the most part. It’s the first time out penalty killing has failed us all year.
Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf
We had some guys step up and make some plays. You saw on the goals, we executed properly and we were able to maintain puck control, those kinds of things. You have to against a team like that. They’re going to work. Those kids are playing hard and Mike’s (Babcock) got them playing a pretty good system over there that they’re buying into. You’ve got to be prepared to play.