Ducks talk incredible comeback, defeating the Jets at Honda Center

After trailing through two periods, the Ducks came storming back to beat the Jets 5-4 in overtime Monday night in Anaheim. Following what the team was calling their biggest comeback in franchise history, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms – including quotes from Ryan Getzlaf, Stephane Robidas, Mark Stuart, and both coaches…

Stephane Robidas on the mindset heading into overtime:

“You’re down 4-0 and you come back, 4-4. Now the pressure is on the other team because they gave up a lead like that. We just tried to play our game. I got lucky and it went in.”

Robidas on the first period:

“It wasn’t pretty. They were all over us. You have to give them credit because they came out hard. We didn’t really show up in the first period. It’s a lesson learned. We need to move on now.”

Ryan Getzlaf on the game:

“We beared down and did what we needed to do in the third period. That’s about all we can take out of this one. It was a character win. We were able to come back and play the way we needed to play. We’ll watch that video and learn from it. Those are two big points for us.”

Getzlaf on his goal jump-starting the third-period comeback:

“When our power play gets going, it really helps push this group. All I had to do was shoot into the open net. Pat Maroon made a great play down that side.”

Corey Perry on his game-tying goal with 22.7 seconds remaining in regulation:

“If I’m going to net and crashing around the blue paint, that’s where I’m effective. If I’m not doing that, I’m not playing my game. I’m not going to score from the top of the circles too often. It’s got to be in tight.”

Perry on what this win means for this team:

“We didn’t have a great start. Being down 4-0 halfway through the game, it’s tough to overcome. But we said in here, if we keep pushing and playing that style we established in the second half of the second period, no team can play with us. That’s the way we’ve got to keep playing.”

Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau on the game:

“When you always believe you can win, you’re never out of the game. I think that was what happened tonight. We were so vastly outplayed in the first 35 minutes of the game. But when [Nick] Bonino scored and Freddie [Andersen] made the big save 20 seconds later, we thought if we could get another one, you never know.”

Boudreau on Stephane Robidas:

“[Ondrej Pavelec] was giving up big rebounds in the third period, so we knew that if we would just shoot the puck, eventually we may get one. Hampus [Lindholm] got a great rebound goal. It was exciting. Hopefully this catapults us into not letting anybody off the mat.”

Mark Stuart on the emotion after the game:

“It’s frustrating. There is not a whole lot to say right now after a game like that. It’s shock. I don’t have a whole lot for you.”

Stuart on Anaheim:

“You have to give them credit but we didn’t push quite as hard in the third. You saw it with the shots, they pushed hard. They had over 20 shots in the third.”

Michael Frolik on the loss:

“Obviously, it’s frustrating. We played a very good game. The start was perfect, what we were looking for. It’s frustrating.”

Frolik on if the loss is a learning experience:

“I think you want to learn from it but most of the games are going pretty quick. Tonight is going to be tough but when you wake up tomorrow you forget about it and refocus yourself to make sure we are ready for the next one.”

Winnipeg Head Coach Paul Maurice on Anaheim’s comeback:

“You’re just awfully disappointed because you liked so much of what you saw and then to have it go away from you like that. It’s just frustrating. It’s tough to lose a game like that.”

Maurice on the third period:

“If you are looking for a primary indicator there, we stopped making plays with the puck. I thought we moved the puck through two periods as well as we have. And then we just stopped making those passes. We threw a lot of pucks back and away. You just can’t give that team the opportunities to counter on you like that.”

Here are some highlights followed by a few post-game tweets from Ducks players…

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