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April 11, 2013 11:14 pm

April 11 postgame quotes: Jeff Carter

On his shootout goal:
“He’s a big guy, and he just kind of goes down and takes the bottom half, so you’ve got to make him go down and get it up.”

On whether the team got away from its pressure game in the second period:
“Yeah, I’d say so. I thought we were really good in the first. I mean, we got pucks deep and used their D. When we’re doing that, we roll pretty good. We got away from it – they started pressing a little bit. Good or bad, it’s a big two points for us.”

On whether “revenge” is a factor at all in the game versus Anaheim on Saturday:
“I don’t know if it’s revenge. It’s a huge two points for us. I mean, you look at the standings, everybody seems to be winning. We win games and we’re not really making any ground for ourselves. I wouldn’t say it’s revenge, but it’s a big two points.”

On whether the team has started thinking about potential playoff matchups:
“No, we’ve got enough games left here that we’ve got to focus on. We’ve got to try and lock up some home ice here and go from there.”

On whether his line is “clicking” with Dustin Penner back in the lineup:
“Last game we didn’t do too much. We had a tough one. But I felt like we were skating and tonight we were getting pucks deep and creating chances for ourselves. He’s a big guy, and when he’s moving through the middle there, it pushes the D back and creates room for us.”

On how the team handled Colorado’s speed:
“I mean, we took it took to ‘em in the first, I thought, with our speed, and then we started to sit back and they came at us a little bit. They’ve got a lot of skill, a lot of guys up front that can kind of wheel and deal. When we play our game, they can’t play with us.”

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