The Calgary Flames lost to the Montreal Canadiens by a 3-2 score on Tuesday night. Here are selected reactions from players following the game.
“If we want to be a playoff team – I know you guys are probably gonna laugh, this game, whatever – these are the games we have to win. And I don’t know, it was a bad effort after we got away with one in New York because of our goalie.” – Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk on the result.
“This one was pretty frustrating tonight, especially after we had a little talk yesterday, kinda a player’s only kinda thing, and talked about how our efforts having been great recently and how our goalies have been bailing us out. Kinda similar thing today, that’s the frustrating part.” – Tkachuk on the team’s effort.
“I thought we got out-played for the first two periods. They were the better team. They generated a lot more and were doing the little things better than we were, got their lead. So that was the difference in the game. I thought we pushed hard in the third. But yeah, we had some chances down the stretch but you can’t keep chasing games. It’s not a good thing to do in this league and eventually it’s going to come back to bite you, and we chased this one all night.” – Flames captain Mark Giordano on how the game played out.