Ducks talk first regulation loss at home

With a 3-2 win on Tuesday night, the Winnipeg Jets ended the Anaheim Ducks streak of having not lost a home game in regulation thus far this season…

Ryan Getzlaf on the loss:

“It was kind of a tough game, a weird game for our group. We came out early and scored a power play goal, and it was almost like we let up after that. They kind of took it to us a little bit. We were able to rebound, but you get against a hot goaltender like that and you don’t get back.”

Getzlaf on out-shooting the Jets:

“We threw a lot over the net tonight for some reason. We were being a little too fine with the puck tonight maybe. You’re going to have nights like that. It’s unfortunate the streak had to end like that.”

Getzlaf on the team’s focus:

“There are a lot of distractions going on this week with the outdoor game. Everyone wants to talk about it, and they have been talking about it for the last two weeks. It’s hard to focus in on what you need to do and on the points at end. That’s an excuse, and it’s nothing that our group hasn’t been a part of before or will be part of again. When there are distractions, we’ve got to learn to play through them.”

Jonas Hiller on his outing:

“I didn’t feel like I was really in the game. It wasn’t a really good effort on my part, and it’s too bad we couldn’t turn it around. I just wasn’t able to cut out all the distractions, but those things happen. It’s too bad it happened in that situation. I really wanted to keep that streak going.”

Hiller on how he is feeling:

“There are some days you feel better and some where you don’t feel that good. The only problem is that as a goalie, you find out right away if you don’t feel that good, and you can’t really hide. Those things happen, and I’m not too worried about it. I feel bad and disappointed. You can’t be perfect every night.”

Bruce Boudreau on the game:

“They [Winnipeg] played really good as a team. You knew they were going to be resilient. When they scored right after we scored, I think we had outplayed them right up to that point. We talked about that if we could get the lead after the first period, we could probably hold it, but if they had the lead, it was going to be a fight. They had the 2-1 lead going into the second, and that probably gained them a lot of confidence.”

Boudreau on the loss:

“Those first two lines can really skate. Their goalie made a lot of great saves. What are you going to do?”

More:

“It gets tougher as the season goes on, which is why every team has got to improve to be as good as they want to be in April.”

Ondrej Pavelec on the game:

“I kind of expected that. Every time you come to this building it’s a tough building to play in. It feels good to beat them and be the first team this season. They’re great. We battled hard. The penalty kill was key. They have some good guys in their lineup and I think we handled it pretty well. They spent some time on our end and they are really strong on the puck, especially in the corner. We handled it pretty well.”

Pavelec on confidence:

“Old teams play with confidence. The new coach let us know that we are good players and we can beat everybody. He gave us confidence. We know we can beat anybody but we have a lot of work ahead of us.”

Evander Kane on the win:

“It is good stuff for us. We knew it was going to be a tough challenge coming into this building, trying to get a win. No other team has done it. It is good stuff for us and it is going to be even tougher in San Jose. That is our mindset.”

Kane on the shorthanded goal:

“I got a pass out of the zone on the penalty kill. Had some time and space and I thought I’d shoot it and it went in.”

Paul Maurice on the game:

“They are a very, very good team. They expose all of your weaknesses. I don’t mean ours but any team. There were parts of the game, and a lot of it was played in our end, where we were right. Willingness was there, all the character stuff, 36 blocked shots, big penalty kill at the end, holding a lead when it goes from 3-1 to 3-2. Yes, our goaltender was a big part of that.”

Maurice on the last 10 minutes:

“That is the loudest the bench got all night. I found it really quiet early. We weren’t clearly good at the start of the game. We talked about quickness, and that quickness never got to the level consistently, but it was there at pieces. We got faster. We had probably our best offensive opportunities in the third, so that’s a positive. The bench got loud when they made it 3-2. They started really talking. That’s a good sign. It usually goes the other way. Lots of chatter, lots of excitement. The penalty kill in the third was huge.”

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

Recent Articles

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on LA Kings Trade Rumors, Next Coach, and Gabe Vilardi

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis to discuss several key topics surrounding the LA Kings, including – the latest trade rumors, who is likely to get moved first, the status of coach Willie Desjardins, who will be behind the bench next season, GM […]

MayorsManor Live: DB and The Mayor, Xmas Gifts for LA Kings

Follow @mayorNHL
In the spirit of the season, Dennis Bernstein and John Hoven return with 30-plus minutes of their omnipresent banter. This time around, they’re handing out Christmas gifts to every player on the LA Kings roster. The show really doesn’t need much more of an introduction. Everybody gets a gift – from Kopitar to Scherbak, […]

TSN RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Quick, Carter, Kings Trade Rumors

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to look at several trade rumors surrounding the LA Kings — including what the future could hold for Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Ilya Kovalchuk, Tyler Toffoli, and Jake Muzzin — as well as what GM Rob Blake has […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Mayor’s Manor:  Ducks talk first regulation loss. […]