Quotable: the Flames beat the Maple Leafs 4-3
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By Ryan Pike1 year ago
After a rough outing on Wednesday that saw them lose big-time, the Calgary Flames had a nice bounce-back effort in Toronto on Friday night. They scored first and never trailed in a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs
Here are some selected quotes from the post-game media addresses.
Midway through the second period, Leafs defender Justin Holl crunched Johnny Gaudreau. Juuso Valimaki took a minor immediately for roughing after grabbing Holl, and Tkachuk fought Holl later in the period.
I don’t know what happened, we were going to fight and then he went to go pick up his gloves. I wasn’t going to let that go as a missed opportunity. I don’t think a lot of guys liked the hit on Johnny whether it was clean or dirty.
On the message the fight sent, Tkachuk replied: “Don’t touch Johnny like that.”
Sutter was critical of how his team played on Wednesday, but was positive about their game – notably their ability to defend and check during the game. He phrased his response to a question about the club bouncing back from the Edmonton loss like this:
It’s a tight schedule and you’re going to win games and you’re going to lose games. I’m not going to question our team’s effort, ever. As long as we get the effort we have a chance to win, and that’s what we did tonight.
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