Ducks keep rolling – locker room quotes after 5-3 win over Coyotes

Dave Tippett on tonight’s game:

“We’ve been trying to fix a bunch of things for a while here now, hopefully we’ll start getting some of these things because if we don’t we’re not going to win enough games.”

Tippett on the game after Anaheim took a 2-1 lead:

“Yeah, tough goal, but that’s where you like to think that you can overcome those things, that’s where you say you’re a fragile team or a non-cohesive group… a cohesive group would overcome that thing and a non-cohesive group wouldn’t and that’s where we are right now, we’ve got to regroup. I think going on the road, it will be good for us, and see what we get on Monday.”

Tippett on the state of his team right now:

“I think sometimes you get in funks where you’re just kind of out of sorts, and we’re out of sorts right now. I don’t know whether it’s a bad mistake at the wrong time or a chance goes one way and maybe an unfortunate goal goes in the other way, so there’s ebbs and flows to the season that you’ve got to manage and that’s the biggest thing, we have to manage those things better and that’s the one area of our game this year that I think has been different than in the past, we haven’t been able to manage games and persevere through games, and we’ve shown glimpses of it but not long term.”

Shane Doan on feeling good about the game until the second Anaheim goal:

“We thought we were playing somewhat the way we should, but obviously giving up a little too many chances and giving up that second one (goal) hurt and we came unraveled for about five or 10 minutes, and obviously when you do that with that group they have some guys that will score and they did.”

Doan on the state of the team right now:

“Right now we are not very good; we haven’t been very good for a while. We have been fooling ourselves with finding ways to come back and get points, tie games, and get to overtime in the last month-and-a-half. We haven’t been good enough as a group. To a man we have to be better, I have to be better, Yands (Defenseman Keith Yandle) has to be better, Marty (Forward Martin Hanzal) has to be better, as a group we have to be better.”

Keith Yandle on tonight’s game:

“Just looking for a win, I don’t know if you can pin-point it. Obviously, when you lose you’re going to be down and not be as upbeat as you are when you win so it’s tough right now.”

Yandle on how one goal seems to change the game:

“…It’s tough any time when you are going through a stretch like we are now, you give up a goal or get behind in a game, it’s tough. As professionals we need to find a way to get through that and break through that and find ways to win games.”

Bruce Boudreau on allowing the first goal of the game:

“We got the first six shots on goal, came out pretty good and then we had a defensive lapse and you get the goal, they had a flurry that period but by the end of the period we had established that we were playing okay in the first period so I mean, that’s baby steps.”

Boudreau on his team’s second period:

“It was a good one. It was a good flurry. Once you get there, we got the second goal, which might have been a little bit soft but I thought it sort of energized the team and we came on and you get the third and you get the fourth. Things were going pretty smoothly there for awhile.”

Boudreau on his team’s effort:

“That’s what we talk about. I don’t think individual anything is on anybody’s mind. You’ve got a collection of 24, 25 guys, maybe more with the injuries, and they’re all understanding that it’s all about the team and the success of the team. They might not all play every day, but they know they’re all a part of the team.”

Jonas Hiller on tonight’s win:

“I think if you’re winning you feel really good about yourself and you kind of want to keep that feeling and here everybody goes out believing that we can beat anybody in any stadium if it’s home, if it’s on the road and I think that self confidence you just need in this league to be able to win and I think we definitely kind of played better in the first (period), we were talking about it and even though we gave up the first one we came right back and I think we played a really solid road game.”

Hiller on being the 8th NHL goalie with 13 straight wins:

“It’s definitely a great thing, but at the same time I’m really excited about wining with the team. That’s kind of what’s the most fun right now. Sure, those personal things, they obviously kind of put the cherry on the cake but at the same time we need the whole team to win. We play really solid as a team and find a way to win.”

Hampus Lindholm on his team’s scoring:

“We know our game plan out there. We need to get pucks deep, just skating and we know we’re a good team, so if we just do the right things out there we know we’re going to get a couple of goals every game. We need to work more in the ‘D’ zone, not letting too much goals in our house there, so it was a good game.”

Lindholm on his team’s defense:

“You can always improve something. You can’t expect that every game that you play super good out there. There’s always going to be small stuff that you can improve and that’s how we want to be. It’s not now that we’re going to be the best, it’s in the playoffs we’re looking to be the best. So, we see small stuff in the game and we can improve that.”

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