Ducks vs. Wings: Post-Game 7 Comments from Corey Perry

Former league MVP Corey Perry failed to register a goal against the Red Wings in the Ducks’ opening round playoff series this year.

Then, following Anaheim’s 3-1 loss to Detroit in Game 7 on Sunday night, here’s what he had to share…

On if there was ever a point that the series turned:

“No, yeah it’s…I don’t think you could say anything turned in either of the games there.  The only game that was more than one goal was when we won four-nothing.  Every game was hard fought.  You go through series, and you play each individual game.  You wanna come out with a win, but it wasn’t that way tonight.”

On if the short-handed goal was a back-breaker:

“Yeah, I mean you could say that.  You could use that as an excuse.  That only put them ahead by one.  There’s still 50 minutes of hockey left.  We threw a lot of pucks at them.  We hemmed them in a few times during the game, and he made some big saves.  Their team played well.”

On what a playoff series with the Kings would have meant:

“Obviously it would have been a lot of fun, but we had a job to do here first, and everybody was looking at that.  Nobody was looking ahead at what could have been.  It’s one of those things that, you just gotta regroup and think about it over the summer and come back next year.”

On if the shortened season took too much out of them:

“It’s a lot of hockey.  Yeah.  You’re playing every other night, and then you play this series, and you’re traveling cross-country every night.  It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but every team had to do it.”

On if he felt like they didn’t have the puck all night:

“Yeah, it’s tough footing out there.  They’re in your face every second of the game, you know what I mean?  That’s how the whole series was.  They’re a close checking team, and chances are limited out there.  But we fought hard.  We had our chances.  It’s just a matter of inches out there.”

On how tough Detroit was defensively throughout the series:

“Obviously Kronwall and Ericsson are top guys in this league, and they play hard.  They’re physical, they’re big guys, but at the same time they can move the puck and skate.  Their guys are good players in this league, and it’s frustrating that we didn’t get the job done.  But I’ll take this, and put it in the back of my brain, and use it again.”

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