Postgame coaches’ quotes.

Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle

Q) On Ducks Start.

A) When you go out on the road the home team is always going to have a big push. We were fortunate enough to score the first goal in the hockey game. Then we gave one up just as the power play ended. Then we were able to get through the first period and get our game back. We played a lot stronger in the last half of the game and found a way to get a couple of goals.

Q) On goaltending and hard work.

A) That is what your goaltender has to do, give you a chance night in and night out. Giguere (Jean-Sebastien) gave us a chance to win the hockey game. We got some guys that scored some goals, it was nice to see Brown (Mike) awarded for his hard work. Those are things that are important for all members of your hockey club, when you get guys like that making a contribution.

Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff

Q) you know its tough that you cant have mistakes, you dont need bad bounces and mistakes right off the bat..

Yeah, it was a tough mistake, you know a careless mistake on Tonys part, you dont want your goaltender to face break aways first opportunity I thought we picked it up and played pretty well for the next 30 minutes but we didnt take advantage of some really good situations and a bounce here or there will beat you.

Q) it seemed like you guys lost a little zest after they scored that second goal..

A) I agree, it did put us back a little bit we had it going again for a little while, but once they got the lead you saw that there were a lot of bodies back and it was going to be a dump and chase. I didnt think we won quite enough battles, we didnt quite get there.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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