Gulls Blanked by Colorado
The Gulls were held scoreless in the first of a back-to-back matchups against the Colorado Eagles in a 1-0 loss tonight at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Tonight's attendance was 12,261. The Gulls will conclude a three-game homestand and the back-to-back matchup vs. the Colorado Eagles tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 9 (7 p.m., TV: FOX 5 San Diego).
San Diego Gulls
On the game
It's that time of year where everybody knows we're on the stretch run, we're fighting for playoff spots and playoff position. It kind of felt like a playoff game. I think everybody is kind of getting ready for the playoffs. We knew we were going to have to clamp down defensively. I actually think we did a great job of that tonight. Unfortunately we came out on the wrong end on the scoreboard, but we played a very strong game.
On the penalty kill
I think it has been a real commitment as a group to doing the hard things. If you ask any of those killers, it's not fun blocking those shots or making those hard plays on the wall. As a group, they've done a really good job. Credit goes to those guys for battling hard in the corners, blocking those shots, and getting the puck down. It's not fun being a penalty killer and those guys should take a lot of pride in what they do.
Head Coach Dallas Eakins
On the game
It was about as tight-checking as we've seen all year. Obviously, they're doing their best to climb the standings and they end up with a dirty goal. We weren't able to get past their netminder who played very well.
On the penalty kill
We're doing well. We're getting better at it. I thought we did a good job of staying out of the box tonight. We've been trying to key on that moving forward. The penalty kill is going to be critical as we go forward.
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