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Ducks Notes: Anaheim Looks to Continue Strong Start

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
DUCKS BEGIN SECOND HALF OF SEASON-LONG EIGHT-GAME ROAD TRIP: The Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) continue a season-long eight-game, 15-day road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow at Wells Fargo Arena...the Ducks have won nine of their last 11 games and outscored their opposition, 37-25 (shootout goals not included) in that span...overall, Anaheim's 38 goals through the first 12 games is the second-best mark in team history (the 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2006-07 clubs each had 39 goals through 12 contests)...Anaheim leads the NHL in 5-on-5 scoring with 31 goals in even-strength addition, the Ducks' 38 goals overall rank fourth among NHL teams this season...the club's 34.8 shots-per-game rank second in the NHL behind only the San Jose Sharks...with a 9-3-0 record (18 points), Anaheim ranks second in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference (San Jose 21, Colorado 20)...Anaheim's Eastern Conference swing continues on Thursday vs. Boston (Oct. 31) with stops in Buffalo (Nov. 2) and New York (Rangers, Nov. 4) to conclude the trip.

LINDHOLM'S SOLID START: Rookie defenseman (drafted sixth overall in 2012) Hampus Lindholm enters Tuesday's game tied for the league lead in plus/minus (+11)...Lindholm has been a plus-or-even in nine of his first 10 NHL appearances, including a career-best +4 on Oct. 13 vs. Ottawa...linemate Francois Beauchemin has recorded a +13 rating over his last 11 games and currently ranks tied for fourth among NHL leaders in plus/minus (+10).


ANDERSEN UNDEFEATED: In his first 3 career NHL contests, goaltender Frederik Andersen has compiled a 1.50 GAA and .944 SV% (3-0-0)...his most recent win was an 18-save effort in a 4-3 Ducks victory at Columbus (Oct. 27)...Andersen is one of only two Ducks goaltenders to win their first 3 NHL games (also Viktor Fasth in 2012-13).

WHEN IT COUNTS: Since the start of the 2010-11 season, Corey Perry has scored 24 game-winning goals, co-leading the NHL in that span with Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos...Perry leads the team in scoring (6-7=13) and goals this season...his two GWG in 2013-14 rank tied for third in the NHL.


LEADING THE WAY: Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf has 5-6=11 points with a +7 rating over his last nine games...he has scored in back-to-back contests (2-1=3) and his three GWG on the season co-lead the NHL (with COL's Duchene)...he is currently on pace for 34 goals this season, which would establish a career best (currently 25, set twice)...Getzlaf's 1-3=4 points on Oct. 20 vs. Dallas were his most since a four-assist game (0-4=4) on Jan. 13, 2012 at Edmonton...Getzlaf leads the club in assists and ranks second in points.

7TH HEAVEN: The Ducks won a franchise-tying seven consecutive games from Oct. 5-20, matching the original club mark that was set from Feb. 20-Mar. 7, 1999...after a season-opening loss in Colorado, the Ducks finished their first road trip with wins in Minnesota on Oct. 5 and Winnipeg on Oct. 6 before claiming a five-game homestand sweep (details below)...the seven-game streak remains tops in the NHL this season and the longest since Pittsburgh's seven-game streak from Apr. 5-22, 2013.

HOME COOKIN': Prior to this current road trip, the Ducks swept a five-game homestand that included wins over the New York Rangers (Oct. 10), Ottawa (Oct. 13), Calgary (Oct. 16), Phoenix (Oct. 18) and Dallas (Oct. 20)...going into its 20th Anniversary season, Anaheim had never swept a homestand of five games-or-more or won more than two straight home games to start a season...the Ducks outscored the opposition, 21-8 (excluding one shootout goal), during the homestand, which resulted in the team's longest home winning streak since a 13-gamer from Jan. 26-Mar. 20, 2013...other notable homestand sweeps include Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 1995 (4-0-0), Dec. 8-18, 2002 (4-0-0), Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005 (4-0-0) and Jan. 7-15, 2008 (4-0-0)...Anaheim's 21 goals through the first five home games matches the club record (also 2005-06), while its eight goals allowed are tied for the fewest in franchise history (also 2007-08, which excludes London game).

1500: The Ducks celebrated their 1,500th regular-season game with a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Oct. 20 at Honda Center...all-time, the club has a compiled a record of 677-620-207 (1,561 points, .519%) in 1,504 games since its NHL debut in 1993-94...over the last nine seasons, the Ducks have posted a regular-season record of 339-220-75 (.594%).


ONE FINAL YEAR: Teemu Selanne has scored goals in three of his last six games (3-0=3) and points in six of his last eight (3-4=7)...his three-game goal streak from Oct. 16-20 marked his longest goal streak since Mar. 20-24, 2011 (4-2=6)...Selanne became the first player age 43-or-older to score in three straight games since Gordie Howe, who did so at age 51 (Mar. 31, 1928) during his final NHL season from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1979...beginning his final NHL season as the league's oldest active player and the oldest to ever compete in a Ducks uniform at 43 years and 92 days, he ranks 11th among all-time leaders in goals (5 behind Jagr), 40th in all-time assists (2 behind Federko), 15th in all-time scoring (30 behind Mikita), third in all-time PPG (13 behind Br. Hull) and sixth in all-time GWG (1 behind Shanahan) 1,397 career NHL games, he has scored 678-759=1,437 points…Selanne is just three appearances shy of his 1,400th NHL game and will join Nicklas Lidstrom and Jaromir Jagr as the only European-born NHL players to reach the 1,400-game plateau (33rd in NHL history)…he is in the midst of his 22nd NHL season and 15th in an Anaheim uniform...Selanne is the franchise's all-time leader in scoring (968), goals (451), assists (517), games (912), plus/minus (+112), PPG (111), PPP (404), GWG (75), shots (2,879) and overtime goals (6)...Teemu has scored against 148 different goaltenders in his career, including his first against Jack Campbell in a 6-3 win on Oct. 20 vs. Dallas.


BEHIND THE BENCH: Among all active NHL coaches, Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau ranks second in win (points) percentage (.658), compiling a 267-126-54 record in 447 career games...he is second only to Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma, who has compiled a .670 win percentage over his 329 games with the Penguins (208-96-25)…Boudreau, along with San Jose coach Todd McLellan are the two fastest coaches in modern-day NHL history to reach 200 wins…Boudreau reached the 200-win mark Nov. 22, 2011 (w/Washington) in 326 games (200- 86-40), the fastest in modern day history...on Jan. 27, 2013, McLellan became the second-fastest coach in modern-day NHL history to win 200 games (now 229-109-49 in 387 career games) and owns a .655 win percentage, third among all active NHL coaches.

IRONMAN: Andrew Cogliano ranks third on the NHL’s active Ironman list, having not missed a game since his NHL debut with Edmonton on Oct. 4, 2007...Cogliano has appeared in 470 consecutive games with the Oilers and Ducks, third only to STL’s Jay Bouwmeester at 645 and VAN’s Henrik Sedin at 642.

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