May 3 postgame quotes: Anaheim
Bruce Boudreau, on whether Game 1 “got away” from Anaheim:
When you get scored on with seven seconds to go, it’s a tough pill to swallow, but I think this is what all the games are going to be like. We had our opportunities to win the game. We just didn’t convert, and they converted when they had to.
Boudreau, on the effort to pressure Drew Doughty and forecheck:
If you don’t look at the result of the game, and you end up having 54 hits and a lot of zone time, you’re going to feel good about it. We did a lot of good things, but we ended up with the loss, so it doesn’t really matter. I mean, we’ve got to get better the next time.
Boudreau, on the Anze Kopitar-Ryan Getzlaf matchup:
I mean, statistically it was fairly even. He had a power play assist extra than him, but in the end, they scored with seven seconds to go and he was instrumental, and they scored in the overtime after we missed our chance. Corey Perry had the net wide open. If he scored, obviously it’s a different outcome, but I’d call it the difference between a rut and a groove on those two lines. I mean, they’re both the same thing. I guess we came out of the bottom end of that exchange today mainly because they won.
Boudreau, on whether the breakdown occurred on the Marian Gaborik game-tying goal:
I don’t know whether there was a real breakdown at all on it. It starts with we win the draw, and we’re about to clear, we’re trying to clear it, and we hit Gaborik. Gaborik makes a great play and knocks the puck down. Then Bonino makes a great block. I think Getzy…whoever it was, Richards or Kopitar, beat him by a half a step or a quarter of a step to get the puck in the corner. They threw it out. There was a rebound that went off of Bryan Allen and hit Gaborik in the shaft and went between his legs. So I don’t know if there’s a real breakdown in that. They made a good play. They got the goal.
Boudreau, on Jonathan Quick making key saves on good chances down low:
You know, we had great chances. I mean, those are the ones you’ve got to bury. I mean, he’s a great goaltender. I don’t even know if it was great saves, other than the one in the first period that was a big difference maker with Smith-Pelly. He made the great save there. But everything else, I mean, he positioned himself really well, but he didn’t have to do any acrobatics to make a lot of those great saves.
Jonas Hiller, on the game-tying goal:
They just threw it at the net. I thought I got a piece of it, but it got up in the air and he batted it out of the air back door. We weren’t strong enough. We were too passive there.
Hiller, on the overtime goal:
They suddenly had a two-on-one out of nowhere. It was a pass-shot that went off the post and off my back and in. It’s too bad. We had a couple chances in OT to finish it, but at the end it’s still a pne-nothing series. We need to focus on the next game and learn from this. We have room for improvement.
Andrew Cogliano, on Anaheim’s performance:
I thought we were on the forecheck really hard. They went down to five defensemen and we were all over them. Quick, at the end of the day, made some good saves I thought we were pretty good.
Cogliano, on the physical play:
If you don’t play the type of style we played tonight, you just won’t beat them. Quick is too good, and they don’t give too much up. We could’ve got more than two goals. We had a number of chances that could’ve gone in.