Game 5: Getzlaf returns, Ducks hyped and now lead series

Locker room quotes from Game 5 following the Ducks win over the Stars in Anaheim..

Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau on Ryan Getzlaf’s play:

“Every time you get your captain back, it’s going to make you feel better. It’s like your big brother is back. Guys felt a little more secure, and he came out and played a really great game, as well as the other guys.”

Boudreau on Frederik Andersen:

“He made the saves he had to make at the right time. When they were pushing and it was 2-1 or 3-2, he stood tall. That’s what good goalies do. I’m happy for him that he was able to come back in a tough atmosphere and do what he did.”

Ryan Getzlaf on his three-point night:

“I thought I got better as the game went on. I felt more and more comfortable. The crowd was unbelievable. Everything was fired right up. They give us so much energy when we come out and have that kind of support with us.”

Getzlaf on Game 6 in Dallas:

“It’s about maintaining our focus. When we got to Dallas last time, we got a little revved up and got into some things that weren’t part of our game. Tonight, we did a better job of focusing on what we need to do, and we need to do that next game.”

Andrew Cogliano on finishing chances:

“We responded and came back when they made a push. We got goals, and that’s what you have to do in the playoffs. When momentum starts going the other way, you have to take it back and keep pushing the other direction. I thought we did that tonight.”

Cogliano on the strong third period:

“It’s huge for us. Tonight, to get a big goal to start the period and get [Kari] Lehtonen out of the net was a big confidence boost for us. It was a picture-perfect third period for us.”

Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff on physicality and penalties:

“I thought we reacted great to it. The second period, we just utterly dominated. We hit post, we hit crossbar. Spent the whole time down in there end. It’s tough. We lost the special teams battle which was the difference tonight.”

Jamie Benn on Ryan Garbutt absence:

“It is tough losing a player early in the game. Garbutt has been a good player for us all year. It is never easy losing a guy like that.”

Garbutt on Game 6:

“Now it’s our turn to go back into our barn. We are going to forget about this one and focus on the next.”

Garbutt on the game:

“I thought our second period was pretty good. We came in here, tried to regroup and come out with the same but they jumped on us early. We took a stupid penalty, and that was it.”

Shawn Horcoff on the penalties:

“It’s been physical. I think once the game got a little bit out of hand, little scrums like that are going to happen and that’s when the penalties are going to mount. It’s been a physical series, that’s for certain.”

Horcoff on Garbutt absence:

“It happened. I thought at the time we did a good job of hanging in there. Garbutt is a hard-nosed player. He is important to our team and we obviously need him on the ice. I think he is going to learn a valuable lesson from that. We’ll move on from that.”

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