Ducks vs. Wings: Post-Game 7 Comments from Corey Perry

Former league MVP Corey Perry failed to register a goal against the Red Wings in the Ducks’ opening round playoff series this year.

Then, following Anaheim’s 3-1 loss to Detroit in Game 7 on Sunday night, here’s what he had to share…

On if there was ever a point that the series turned:

“No, yeah it’s…I don’t think you could say anything turned in either of the games there.  The only game that was more than one goal was when we won four-nothing.  Every game was hard fought.  You go through series, and you play each individual game.  You wanna come out with a win, but it wasn’t that way tonight.”

On if the short-handed goal was a back-breaker:

“Yeah, I mean you could say that.  You could use that as an excuse.  That only put them ahead by one.  There’s still 50 minutes of hockey left.  We threw a lot of pucks at them.  We hemmed them in a few times during the game, and he made some big saves.  Their team played well.”

On what a playoff series with the Kings would have meant:

“Obviously it would have been a lot of fun, but we had a job to do here first, and everybody was looking at that.  Nobody was looking ahead at what could have been.  It’s one of those things that, you just gotta regroup and think about it over the summer and come back next year.”

On if the shortened season took too much out of them:

“It’s a lot of hockey.  Yeah.  You’re playing every other night, and then you play this series, and you’re traveling cross-country every night.  It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but every team had to do it.”

On if he felt like they didn’t have the puck all night:

“Yeah, it’s tough footing out there.  They’re in your face every second of the game, you know what I mean?  That’s how the whole series was.  They’re a close checking team, and chances are limited out there.  But we fought hard.  We had our chances.  It’s just a matter of inches out there.”

On how tough Detroit was defensively throughout the series:

“Obviously Kronwall and Ericsson are top guys in this league, and they play hard.  They’re physical, they’re big guys, but at the same time they can move the puck and skate.  Their guys are good players in this league, and it’s frustrating that we didn’t get the job done.  But I’ll take this, and put it in the back of my brain, and use it again.”

RELATED CONTENT: Post-Game 7 comments from Ducks’ rookie Emerson Etem

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

scottboomermayorxm

Hoven on NHL Radio: Lombardi, USA-Canada, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, live from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics related to the World Cup of Hockey – including: Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, […]

kings_glowing_logo

Final Preview: Kings New 50th Anniversary Jersey

The wait is almost over.
Hockey season is nearly upon us. You can all breathe now.
After two largely dismal seasons – at least from a playoff perspective – the Kings will be entering the upcoming campaign with more on-ice questions than in nearly a decade. Sure, they have three of perhaps the best 20 players in […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Rookies, Jake Muzzin, Ducks Roster, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics centering around the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks – including: which rookies should make the jump this season, coach Darryl Sutter, Dustin Brown without the captaincy, Anze Kopitar, […]

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