With his goal, Nazem Kadri brought victory to the Calgary Flames team, who in the end were better than the Arizona Coyotes (3-2). Although he was in bad shape, things seem to be getting better for him. "There was a little frustration starting to seep in," Kadri said, as quoted by nhl.com.
"Felt like I had some great opportunities over the last lots of games, and it was a matter of time before it came." Elias Lindholm, the scorer of one goal, believes that his team can and must do much better. "If we want to take the next step and climb into a playoff spot, we've got to put a couple together.
We can't just be around .500 all the time and lose one, win one, lose one, and go that way," Lindholm said. "We've got to put a couple together here and honestly, tonight wasn't our best performance but we got the two points and we'll be better next game."
Arizona forward Nick Bjugstad considers the match frustrating, but his team must learn from mistakes and fix things.
"It's frustrating,"-Nick Bjugstad said. "Obviously, we gave a good push. We thought we played pretty well. That seems to be a bit of a trend with us lately where we're hanging in some close games. We've got to find ways to win these tight games.
It's frustrating, but we've got to stay optimistic and know what we do well and continue to learn from our mistakes." Vladar is a great goalkeeper, whom Kadri also praised. "'Vladdy's' been great," Kadri said. "He's always made that timely save and sometimes that's what it's about." Kadri emphasized that patience is necessary.
"That's the secret, you've just got to stay with it and not get frustrated, and continue to try to work to improve and find areas of the game you can strengthen," Kadri said. "I feel like for a few games our penalty kill has done a great job bailing us out, so it's about time our power play did the same thing."