QUOTES: January 19 - Ottawa Senators vs. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
They said it:
"We were way lucky to get a point out of that," said centre Bryan Smolinski.
Without getting too technical, Smolinski described his club's second period last night as "crap." "That was a lacklustre 20 minutes," he said, "just crap. That was not characteristic for us."
Note:Without getting too technical
"We couldn't even break out of our own end," said captain Daniel Alfredsson. "We weren't supporting each other at all and we were turning the puck over way too many times."
"We started off not too bad and then we started playing by ourselves and not supporting each other," said Alfredsson. "We couldn't really find our game. "They played good, but we couldn't even break out of our own end. We turned the puck over way too many times."
"I think that with the way we played the first 40 minutes we should be happy to have one point," said Hasek. "Anaheim played really well the whole 60 minutes. We were lucky to come back."
"It felt good to be back, but I felt a little rusty," admitted Spezza. "The chest felt fine."
"It wasn't the prettiest (win), but we did a lot of good things," said Selanne. "Even when they were up two goals we never gave up."
"If they killed that (5-on-3)," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, "then maybe the momentum stays with them. That got us back in the game. At one point we were down 2-0 and we had outchanced them 7-2."
"Anytime you can get points in this building it's a positive," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "They have a great home record and are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the league."
"Hasek was the reason we were able to get a point out of this," said Senators coach Bryan Murray. "I think we had the chances at 13-3 (for Anaheim) in the second period"
""Anaheim was quicker and worked harder than us," said Senators head coach Bryan Murray."