Coyotes Shutout Flames – Full Locker Rooms Quotes

Following the Phoenix Coyotes’ 6-0 win over the Calgary Flames, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms…

Dave Tippett on his team’s play:

“It’s funny how that comes around like that, but we needed a win tonight… We got fortunate with the schedule, they played last night in Colorado, got in late and we needed a win, that’s just simple as that and we were able to get it, so hopefully we can build on it.”

Tippett on Mikkel Boedker:

“He can play fast, he can be a difference maker because he can play fast, he goes hard to the net, there’s times when I think the offensive side of his game goes down when we take too many penalties because we need him as a good penalty killer, so if we can stay out of the penalty box and he can get up and going he can be a valuable player for us and you saw that tonight.”

Tippett on Thomas Greiss:

“If you see him he just looks solid in there, doesn’t do anything really flashy, but just gets in front of the puck, and I guess that’s what he’s supposed to do.”

Shane Doan on what he told the team after the first period:

“Just to not get frustrated because they have a good team over there that does that and can frustrate you and then you start getting that out of your system and start playing not the way you want too. That’s what they want to do, especially on a back-on-back game when they come in at a disadvantage and they have to take advantage of that.  They did a good job in the first (period), but we found a way to bounce it out.”

Doan on Greiss:

“He is unbelievable. We are so fortunate to have two good goalies.  Greiss, he stands in there and takes one timers from the hash marks and shootout after shootout after shootout in practice.  Obviously, we are excited for him to come in and have a big night for us.”

Mikkel Boedker on what was different tonight from the last game:

“I think we obviously talk about winning games at home, and the last two we dropped at home, so we obviously wanted to come out and give a real good effort.  The first (period), it was a little so-so, I guess, but in the second I thought we were real good and sharp and we got our feet moving a lot more… We get two lucky bounces to start, but sometimes that’s the way it goes and we needed that, so that was really important.”

Boedker on his play:

“Obviously, you get hot streaks and stuff like that, but I’ve played on the right side my whole life and it feels normal for me to play on the right side and obviously it means that somebody else has to move over, but it is important for me to feel comfortable over there and I definitely feel comfortable over there. Tipp (Tippett) has a real good eye for the game and he put me over there and so far it’s been paying out for me and for everybody it seems like, so I am happy with it.”

Bob Hartley on the game:

“I felt that we played a great first period, especially for road hockey. We were sharp. We made great decisions defensively, we were killing plays quickly and turning in to the attack and then they got those breaks and Phoenix just stayed back and they waited. They were playing a patient game and they were very opportunistic, so they made it tough on us.”

Hartley on playing the second game in as many nights:

“The way that we skated in the first period, we we’re a group that is in shape. The guys take care of themselves and every team goes through that kind of scheduling. We’re part of a process that the one thing is that excuses will not be a part of us. They were better than us; we kind of fell apart after those two goals (in the second period).”

Hartley on the overall game:

“If you look at offense, they have more weapons than we do. Their top three lines can all score. But at the same time, they have some players that are turning to be great veterans. They were patient with them and that’s exactly what we are doing, too. Obviously, last night, we were very happy with the win, tonight we are not happy. There is no sugar coating, but unfortunately that is part of our process.”

Mark Giordano on the game:

“We played a good first (period), thought we were going well and, like you said, they got those two weird ones, but they got them because they went to the net. A lot of their goals were generated around the net, you know, traffic and rebounds and for us we have to learn from that. That’s how you score goals in this league and that’s why they got six and we got none today.”

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“We felt good about ourselves last night, obviously, and today I thought we had a good first (period). We carried it over, we were making plays, we had some really good shifts and we let it slip after they got those two (goals). Obviously in the third, down three, you’re pressing and you’re trying to force plays and jump in and against a team like that, when they get up they’re probably one of the hardest teams to come back on.”

Michael Cammalleri on how Phoenix took over the game:

“They stay patient and they stick with it and we saw the snowball effect and how that can go. They did it the right way and we did it the wrong way tonight.”

Cammalleri on the progress his team needs to take:

“You want to take steps and to take steps you take one step forward and then another step forward. That hasn’t been the case for us… Call it disconcerting, call it fragile, call it whatever you want, but we’re going to wake up tomorrow and work hard at it again. We’re not going to see the tragedy in it. We’re just going to try to get better.”

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