Quick Quotes after Ducks def Flames in Game 2

Ducks Flames Game 2 RD2Following Anaheim’s 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 2, which also served as Ducks goaltender Frederik Anderson’s first career shutout, here is what was being said in both locker rooms…

Ryan Kesler on winning in any fashion:

“We knew we’d get their best push, and I thought we generated a lot in the first. They came back strong in the second period. They threw a lot at Freddie [Andersen], but he stood tall. He threw up a zero for us.”

Kesler on eliminating second-chance opportunities:

“That’s the thing with that team. You have to keep them on the outside. You have to eliminate their defense.”

Hampus Lindholm on Andersen’s performance:

“He deserves a lot more credit. He’s a great goalie. He makes the saves when we really need them. He was solid, and he kept us in the game. We tried to help him out as much as we could. He’s been huge for us.”

Lindholm on the Flames:

“We know they’re a good team. We’re not going to underestimate them. We know they’re going to come out even harder in the first game at Calgary. We just have to keep doing our thing and playing our game.”

Frederik Andersen on fending off the Flames:

“They came a little harder [after the first period], and that’s usually how it goes when you get dominated like that in the period. You come out really hard and try to change the momentum. But we kept working hard. We played really well.”

Anderson on teammates eliminating second-chance opportunities:

“They cleared away every rebound. There wasn’t much traffic to deal with because they boxed them out really well. They blocked shots for me a lot of the times.”

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on the series through two games:

“Tonight was nip and tuck the whole game. We were good in the first period, but once you have that many shots and you only have a 1-0 lead, I was a little afraid. In the second period, they came at us really hard. We held our own and didn’t get scored on. They were coming really hard in the third period until we got that goal. I don’t think by any stretch of the imagination this was a dominant effort by us.”

Boudreau on the first period:

“Other than the fact that we didn’t covert, I thought it was really good. [Karri] Ramo was better than good. When you play against a goalie playing like that, you start to worry. You have to make sure you’re perfect. We weren’t perfect, but Freddie was there when we needed him to be there.”

Flames goaltender Karri Ramo on the overall game:

“They are some good things we did in the game and we battled really hard but we lost it. Now we’re in a bit of a hole. We go home and we feel really good playing at home. We win two games here and we’re right back in it.”

Ramo on the last 40 minutes:

“We started playing with our strengths. We sped it up and we kept the puck deep and kept it away from their goalie. So we got some zone time and played smart hockey and got some chances. It’s just not enough right now. It’s not the end of the world. We’re going home and we have two big home games.”

Flames defenseman Kris Russell on the Ducks:

“We can talk all we want about how we can compete with these guys but we’ve got to show that we can. I thought we did there in the second and third. We’ve got to build from that. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easier. It doesn’t mean we go home and we’re just going to find our game. We’ve got to earn everything against this team. We’ve got to make sure we’re prepared to do that in Game 3.”

Flames cach Bob Hartley on the overall game:

“Karri [Ramo] gave us a chance, especially in the first period. He came up with some huge saves. If it was not for Karri in the first period, this game would have been over. He really gave us a chance. He did exactly what we were expecting our goalie to do.”

Hartley on the final 40 minutes:

“I felt that especially the last 30 minutes we regained our composure, we regained our structure. The first 20 minutes we looked like 20 strangers out there that we just met for the first time. They were all over us. We had a few bad pinches, a few bad reads and they’re a team that will make you pay whenever you give them outnumbered situations. They’re so good that usually they’re going to score some goals. Like I said before, Karri was the difference in the first period.”

Flames center Sean Monahan on the series:

“You’ve obviously got to get better throughout the series and you’ve got to make adjustments throughout the game and stuff like that. Anaheim’s a good team and we’ve got to make some adjustments here and do whatever we can to find a way to win.

Monahan on Karri Ramo:

“Both of our goalies have been good all year for us. He’s a great goalie and he made some key saves for us. It could have been a totally different game but that’s what the playoffs are all about, for guys to step up and tonight [he] did that for us and helped us to stay in it early.”

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