The Calgary Flames lost to the Nashville Predators by a 5-3 score on Friday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
“They played patient. They were sitting back a lot, I thought, in the neutral zone, waiting for us to turn it over. But I thought as the game went on we did a lot better at putting pucks in and going on the forecheck. It’s tough. It was a 3-3 game in the third, right, so it’s tough to swallow right now. There were some positives, there were a lot of good things in that game, but we’ve got to clean up those little breakdowns that good teams are going to make you pay.” – Flames captain Mark Giordano on the loss.
“We chased the game. We gave up a goal in the first minute and chased the game from that point on. Every time we tied it up, we did something to get in our own way and made it harder than it needed to be. I thought they were real good. I thought they checked well, didn’t give us much room. Once we got going I thought we did the same thing, but every time we looked like we were going to take a step and get some momentum we gave it back.” – Flames head coach Bill Peters on the flow of the game.
“We flipped Janko and Doc there and got a bit of a jump. I thought he was on it. I thought he was relentless on pucks and I thought that paid off for us.” – Peters on his in-game adjustment to put Derek Ryan on the third line.