Quotes from the Flames locker room after 1-0 win in LA

In a 1-0 game, it wasn’t that surprising when the goaltenders were selected as the top two stars, with Calgary’s Mikka Kiprusoff receiving number one and LA’s Jonathan Quick getting second. The third star went to Mike Cammalleri, who scored the lone goal of the game. It was his fifth goal in 14 games since returning to the Flames in a trade with Montreal.

After the game, here’s what was being said back in the Flames locker room…

Captain Jarome Iginla:

On his goalie’s performance – “He’s played as good as I’ve seen him play in his career and that’s counting the Vezina year. All year he’s been outstanding, it’s amazing. He’s having the best year that I can remember. He’s enjoying it too, though.”

On moving into eighth place in the Western Conference – “It’s a big step for us. We look at it as ‘if it didn’t go our way tonight, we could be four points out again by two teams and had kind of been getting close and getting close.’ To finally get there is a big step for us. We believe that we are going in the right direction. We’ve played some tough games and tough teams, different style games, road games, and we’ve been chipping away and stuff. It feels good. It’s been a long time; I don’t think we’ve been in a playoff spot all year.”

Forward Tom Kostopoulos:

On his goalie’s performance – “Same as he’s been all year for us. He’s a game-changer. He’s been like this all year. Hopefully we don’t take it for granted, but he’s unbelievable.”

On his line – “We felt pretty good as a line. We kept talking all night that we’re getting chances. Comeau was really skating hard ad making things go to the net. Cammalleri was all over the middle of the ice, making things happen. It was kind of a lucky bounce, but we got that one.”

Coach Brent Sutter:

On his goalie’s performance – “He was outstanding again. That’s just the way he is. He makes those saves for us, especially those first ones. We did a really good job of not giving those second and third opportunities up. He made some big first saves, obviously, for us throughout the night. It’s just what you expect from Kipper [Kiprusoff].”

On moving into eighth place in the Western Conference – “It was obviously a big game tonight to be able to come and the ability to get a victory and knowing that Phoenix had won. You take it a game at a time. We have a lot of work left and we just need to pick away and it’s going to be a battle right to the end. Every point you can get along the way is huge.”

The Flames are now 2-1 vs. the Kings this season, with both of their wins coming in LA. The fourth and final game of the series will be in Calgary at the end of March.

Notes from the Kings locker room will be up later.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

Brown Dustin Kings

Hoven on NHL Radio: New Kings Captain, Lucic Contract Update

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss Dustin Brown no longer being the captain of the Los Angeles Kings, which players will likely wear letters next season, the very latest on Milan Lucic’s contract status, and much […]

NHL playoffs WCF ECF 2016

Hoven on ESPN Radio: Game 7s out West and a Stanley Cup Prediction

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio, where he joined hosts Chris Hart and Gary Dickman to discuss the Western and Eastern Conference playoff races, including offering predictions on who wins Game 7 between the Sharks and Predators, which team will prevail in Game 7 of the Blues-Stars series, why […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Roster Plans and Sutter’s Future

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s immediate future, Dean Lombardi’s salary cap problems, the possibility of Milan Lucic re-signing in Los Angeles, potential trades, Dustin […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News