Getzlaf, Perry, Selanne talk Ducks win in Game 2

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It was a big night for the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. After falling behind 1-0 early to the visiting Dallas Stars, they did what they found a way to do numerous times throughout the regular season, stuck to the gameplan and came storming back to beat their opposition. Following the Ducks 3-2 victory, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series, here’s what was being said back in the locker room…

Teemu Selanne on the excitement of being 2-0 in the series:

“It’s always good when you’re up and that was our goal, but we have to remind ourselves we took advantage of home ice. Still, we’re happy about it being two-nothing, but not totally satisfied about how we played. Good teams find a way to win the game and that’s all that matters.”

Selane on the focus of tonight’s game:

“I’s a leader;s job, and everybody’s job, to make sure that we are even keeled. It doesn’t matter what happened – when you win, you can enjoy 10 minutes and when you lose, if you want to be down, be down 10 minutes. Learn something every night and obviously we played a better 60 minutes tonight but we can still do better.”

Selanne on the inspiration of Getzlaf playing with an injured jaw:

“He has 0been our best player the whole year, and especially the last 24 hours with what has happened to him. That shows a lot of character what he’s doing; it’s great to watch.”

Selanne on being surprised by Getzlaf’s play:

“No, he’s Mr. Incredible. Took him a long time to realize he can be the best player in the league, but he finally realized it.”

Ryan Getzlaf on the goal he scored and how it shifted momentum:

“We didn’t start the way we wanted to in the first 10 minutes. We kind of let them come at us and you cant do that when your playing playoff hockey. But we weathered the storm and got going after that.”

Gertzalf on Corey Perry’s goal and the gameplan to pressure the defense:

“Se knew we had to get up the ice, they have a fast hockey team. If you give them space they can skate and we did that at times during this game, and it proved costly, so that play we were able to step up and make a play.”

Getzlaf on Andrew Cogliano’s play tonight:

“You know what, Cogs works so hard every night and does so many different things for us and it was great for him to put it in the net.”

Getzlaf on the message this game sent the team:

“It’s one win, same as the other night. We got one win and then we got the second one. Were just moving forward, we have a couple of days off, going to relax a little bit and get ready for the first one in their building.”

Getzlaf on keeping the jaw rested:

“It’s not the easiest thing that’s for sure.”

Getzlaf on the last 48 hours, with the game and new baby:

“We went to the hospital at 10:15 last night, and she delivered around 12:30, so my wife was great about the whole thing, we went there got checked in and once she was settled she made sure I went home and got a little bit of rest so that I can play tonight and I owe the support to her obviously.”

Getzlaf on saving the puck from the goal for the baby:

“They don’t give them to me ever. Ill probably grab one for her that’s for sure. This afternoon I was able to go over and see her again and hold her for a couple of minutes, and obviously it worked out great tonight, our guys played great.”

Getlaf on if he was ever questioning playing in Game 2:

“No, I think that once we established that my jaw wasn’t broken, that was the main focus, if it was set in place and everything was okay then I was going to be able to go, and it was just a matter of getting some sleep. I wasn’t here very long this morning I was able to go get some rest this afternoon.”

Getzlaf on playing with a shield:

“Actually, our trainers did a great job putting that together for me, its able to give me a little bit of protection but still enables me to see the game…. I talked to Grant; he always gives me crap about it. Figured I better take care of it in the next 24 hours or so.”

Getzlaf on his goal:

“We didn’t start the way we wanted to in the first 10 minutes. We let them come at us, and you can’t do that in playoff hockey. We weathered the storm and got going after that.”

Getlaf on where the team is at right now going forward:

-Ill give you a very boring answer, were up 2-0.

Corey Perry on tonight’s game:

“They were skating and hitting. They played well tonight. We weathered the storm and came away 1-1 after the first. That’s what we wanted to do.”

Perry on Ryan Getzlaf’s goal at the end of the first period:

“That was huge. What a great play by him stealing the puck and being a beast going to the net. That’s the type of player he is, and he showed us what he can do.”

Andrew Cogliano on his shorthanded goal:

“Getzy [Ryan Getzlaf] made a great play, and I was able to put it upstairs. It’s probably one of the biggest goals of my career. He made a great play, and it ended up being the game-winner. It was nice.”

Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau on Getzlaf and Perry stepping up:

“Every once in a while, you need your best players to step it up when the rest of the guys lose their composure. Getzy, with what’s happened to him in the last three days, to come in and get two points and a plus-3 rating, is a sure reason why he’s hopefully nominated for the MVP.”

Boudreau on Cogliano:

“In a lot of games, we bend, but we don’t break. You see the sacrifices going on at the end. As many mistakes as we were making, we were blocking shots and getting in the lanes, and doing the things necessary to win. And the goalie makes a big save at the end.”

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