Anaheim Ducks 5:3 Colorado Avalanche: REACTIONS
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The Anaheim Ducks won 5:3 over the Colorado Avalanche. Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins believes that the players can be proud of themselves and what they have shown. They knew that this victory was very important to them. "This was a huge game for us,"-Dallas Eakins said for nhl.com "I'm not so sure about them, but we talked before the game about [how] we don't have to beat these guys four times in two weeks.
We just have to beat them tonight, and that was going to be our measuring stick. We wanted to be above .500 on this road trip. We were able to accomplish that. But I think the biggest thing is our team beat the Stanley Cup champions, and we had to do it with a whole lot of sandpaper and hard work.
And our guys should be proud of that."
Jared Bednar reacted
Colorado coach Jared Bednar is not happy with things like this, especially in this part of the season. His team was not as good in the second part of the match, and that is what frustrates Bednar a lot.
"I really liked our first two periods," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. "There's some habits that are creeping in our game though, whether it's for five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes. I just don't like getting outworked for stretches that cost you hockey games, and that's what it was.
Let's call it what it is; the intensity that they came out with in the start of the third period and what we had was not comparable. If you look back on it, it doesn't surprise you that you let the game slip away, and we're too deep in the season now for that to happen." Vatrano scored for 1-1.
"The first one was a good transition from Cam [Fowler], a quick-up," Vatrano said. "We talk about transition all the time, and fortunate enough to get a big rebound and put it in."