Postgame quotes.

Courtesy of the Avs…

James Wisniewski: On His Time With The Ducks… “Coming to a new team like this there was a little adjustment for one, to play with a guy like Scott Niedermayer, and get put in a role where they want you to succeed and have a lot of responsibility and shut teams down. And also provide some offense on the power play as well.”

On The Stretch… “Just one game at a time. Forget about this game. You learn from the things you did wrong but you also look at the things you did right. Getting it in deep, sticking to your gameplan and making sure little bad habits don’t creep into your game. Right now it’s a perfect time to go on streaks like this. You want to be going into the playoffs at your peak.”


Corey Perry: “Tonight was huge for us, with the playoff race we are in with Nashville, Edmonton, Minnesota, Dallas. Every two points count, every point counts. That’s our goal for the rest of the season, see how far we can get and see how far up the standings we can climb.”


On Tonight’s Game… “It was just one of those nights. We were shooting the puck and they were going in the net. Playing our game and we were getting some favorable bounces, which hasn’t really happened in a while. It’s just one of those nights but you can’t depend on that every night. It comes from hard work and that’s what we have to do.”

Avalanche quotes:


Matt Hendricks: On His Performance… “I felt good…better than my initial two (games) I guess. It’s just a hard pill to swallow.”


On The Younger Players… “I’m just trying to light a spark a little bit, bring some energy. We’re trying to show that we can play in this league. That’s not the only goal, you want to win hockey games, but at the same time we want to be regulars in this league as well.”


General… “There’s no easy games in this league, no matter who you’re playing. We’re just trying to bring our lunch pails and our hard hats right now and keep working.”

Ryan Smyth: On The First Period… “Unacceptable, embarrassing and disappointing. That’s not to say that we didn’t have chances but by in large it was mostly in our zone and we didn’t play well defensively. That’s what happens, it costs you and you get behind the 8-ball.”


General… “We have to play for pride and we have to play for ourselves in this locker room. Saying all of that, play spoiler or whatever you want to say or not, but we have to come to work. Fans pay a lot of money to come watch us play hockey and when we perform like that the last couple games at home, it’s unacceptable.”

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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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