Locker room thoughts after Ducks hang 9-spot on Canucks

Following the Ducks 9-1 win over the visitng Canucks on Wednesday night Vancouver has now lost 10 of 11 games to California based teams this season.

Here’s what was being said in both locker rooms at Honda Center…

Andrew Cogliano on how the team handles the home success:

“You just approach every game and play. You have to prepare yourself and have a game plan. And if you execute it, you have a good chance of winning. Tonight, we did that. Freddy [Andersen] made some good stops in the first period that kept us in the game. We were able to get a bunch of goals.”

Cogliano on 13 different players getting on the scoresheet:

“We have a lot of depth guys, and guy who come in the lineup. It seems like we have 14 guys who switch every night who can provide offense. It’s pretty impressive we’re getting a lot of depth scoring.”

Teemu Selanne on the game:

“We didn’t want to finish the game like that. I know there were a couple of guys who had a chance to get a hat trick, but it’s almost embarrassing to even try. But, what are you going to say? It’s a good thing we won. But we can’t really get too high about this one.”

Selanne on being 20-0-2 at Honda Center:

“This is what we want. We want to make this a hard place to play. So far, so good. But now, let’s forget this game. This is a tough week with Chicago and St. Louis. The focus should be there now.”

Bruce Boudreau on the game:

“I don’t like those kinds of games. You don’t want to ever intentionally embarrass another team. I’ve been on the other end of those scores, so I know what it feels like.”

Boudreau on the Canucks:

“They’re a really good opponent. Quite frankly, they outplayed us in the first period. They had the better chances and they played better than us. We just ended up with the 2-0 lead. It’s probably a little deflating, with them having such an emotional game two days ago.”

Henrik Sedin on the game:

“It got away from us. I thought we played a good first period. It should not have been 2-0 after the first period. We came out in the second and we started taking penalties. They got some great bounces. I don’t think we played particularly bad until the halfway point of the game but we weren’t quite there like we were in LA. We didn’t get the hits we wanted to. We didn’t get the forecheck. It wasn’t a huge difference but it was there. You could tell from the get go that we didn’t have the mindset where we run through guys. Today I thought we were stick checking too much.”

Sedin on the loss:

“I’ve had a lot of disappointing losses. This was up there but this was not a 9-1 game, this was not a 6-1 game. They had 8 or 9 minutes of 5 on 3. They’re going to score when they get that. That’s what happened.”

Dan Hamhuis on the loss:

“It’s never a great feeling being on the wrong side of a 9-1 game. We played a pretty solid first period. We played in a way that gave ourselves a chance to win. Their power play kind of put the game away for them and the game kind of got away from us from there.”

Hamhuis on number of penalties:

“I thought we responded fairly well, early. You have to give them a lot of credit. Their power play was really good tonight.”

John Tortorella on game:

“It was one of those nights. So we plow on to our next game and get ready to play that one.”

Tortorella on 7 minute penalties:

“I am not going to comment on any of that stuff. There is no sense in it. There is no sense in my dissecting it for you guys.”

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