Ducks postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Some quotes from the Ducks’ locker room last night…

JASON BLAKE
(on Jonas Hiller’s play…) “He played outstanding, and made some great, timely saves. In the first period, they came out with more energy and established their game plan. He bailed us out.”

(on his goal…) “I just stepped on the ice and the puck came to me. We had some great opportunities in the second period and the third. I was just fortunate that it went in. It’s great. We just have to make sure we do that consistently and try to capitalize on the other ones, too.”

JONAS HILLER
“We didn’t play too well the last few games at home. We wanted to show we could play better. Everybody played quite well tonight. If we play like that every night, we’ll always have a good chance. We got better every period and that is important.”

“It was one of our better games. I don’t think the first period was that good, but after that we were able to put pressure on them and cycle the puck in their end. We found a way and didn’t back off. We can be happy with this win and it’s something we can build on.”

COACH RANDY CARLYLE
“That’s the type of game our hockey club has to play, night in and night out. It was a good one for us. We had an effort from every member of our group. That is what is important. The true display was at the end of the game, when people that were on the ice were sacrificing their bodies to block shots and get into shooting lanes to protect that shutout for Jonas Hiller.”

(on the Ducks’ defense…) “Everybody has to play defense. If you’re an offensive player, there are certain times that you have to understand the defensive concepts of the team. It’s team before self. Tonight was a perfect example of that from our group.”