Stadium Series: Best of the Ducks post-game quotes

Best of the Ducks’ quotes following their 3-0 win over the Kings at Dodger Stadium…

Jonas Hiller on his game play and how he saw the puck:

“Yeah, I was really happy the way I played the last game, and I want to make sure I’m ready tonight and it wasn’t too tough with the whole thing and everything. There was a big buzz, and I was super excited to play and get a chance to play in front of such a big crowd. Yeah, I got in the game early, got quite a few shots, and then I think we did a really good job, our guys did a really good job blocking out, and I was able to see most of the shots. Did a good job with the rebounds. I think it was a really tough game to play for both sides because the puck seemed to bounce a lot. It didn’t get like too many nice plays. So it was kind of like everything was at the net. And we had to find a way to keep the puck out.”

Hiller on Anze Kopitar’s penalty shot:

“It seemed like he wanted to go first on the breakaway. He tried to go backhand and lost the puck a little bit. It kind of felt like he wanted to shoot. I was glad that it was a great shot and I was able to stop it.”

Hiller on how he kept his head straight with everything going on at the beginning of the game:

“Well, at the end, I think the whole team came in to win two points. I think that was the main focus. It’s really if you can control those things if you’re winning than losing. I think everybody was well prepared. I think we definitely had a good start. Getting two goals
definitely helped our confidence. I think out there you kind of focus on the game. You kind of try to not see anything around you really. It wasn’t too tough. It was more like you’re sitting around and going around and walking around. So it wasn’t like your regular game-day routine. It was a little different, but I’m glad it didn’t affect me too much.”

Ryan Getzlaf on the outdoor game experience:

“It was a blast. It was a weird hockey game, obviously, but a lot of fun to play. Fans were great, both sides were just awesome. It was a blast.”

Getzlaf on the fan turnout:

“It was great, both sides. We love the fans’ support in California, it’s been unbelievable for both sides. We obviously thank our fans for coming all the way up here and supporting us and theirs for coming out.”

Getzlaf on shutting out the Kings with so many Kings fans present:

“Well our goaltender did most of it. We got caught running around a little bit and they got a lot of shots. When you’re in situations like this, I love when the crowd is all loud like that, that’s great.”

Corey Perry on Jonas Hiller’s play:

“What did he have, 36 shots or something like that? He was huge. You have to give a lot of credit to our D, too.They were boxing out, but still Hiller saw a lot of shots. But he battled through some and made some great saves.””

Perry on scoring:

“It’s a lot of fun. This game, you’re always going to remember it. It was a lucky goal. I was in the right place at the right time to push it over the line. I’ll take any of them that I can get.”

Perry on how many games do the Ducks get out shot in but still win:

“Not too many. Especially this year, we’ve been doing a great job of limiting our shots and playing hard in our zone. Like I said, a lot of shots were from the outside, D did a great job of boxing the guys out. Hiller was able to see a lot.”

Teemu Selanne on if he would want a game played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim:

“Absolutely. I don’t know how those games have been when it’s below 30 or 20, but this was so much fun. There’s not one thing you can say negative about this game. It was unbelievable. We should do it in Anaheim, San Jose should do it. Everybody should do it, it was unbelievable.”

Selanne on if he was distracted by everything going on:

“Well we tried to remind each other that we still have a game. This is not the All-Star game. But of course. A lot of the guys, we went to meet Jean Simmons yesterday after practice and our families were here. It was like a zoo here. The good thing is we have an experienced team and we don’t let those things distract us. We enjoyed it.”

Selanne on hockey in Southern California:

“Everything is different now than how it used to be. This whole California has become a big hockey town and hockey place.”

Following the game, West Coast Bias aired live from Dodger Stadium on NHL Network Radio, where we were joined by Kevin Smith, Colin Hanks, Heidi Androl and more. Click here to listen to the free replay.

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