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Ducks Season in Review

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The 2013-14 Season: The Anaheim Ducks concluded the 2013-14 regular season with a record of 54-20-8, the best mark in club history…the Ducks finished with the top record in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history and set season records for standings points (116), wins (54) and win/points percentage (.707)…the Ducks led the league in goals (263) for the first time in club history (excludes shootout tallies)….Anaheim established season bests for goals (263; previously 254 in 2006-07), wins (54; previously 48, 2006-07), home wins (29; previously 28, 2007-08) road wins (25; previously 22, 2006-07 and 2008-09), home points (62; previously 61, 2006-07) and road points (54; previously 49, 2006-07)… the club finished the regular season with four consecutive wins and went 9-2-1 in the last 12 games, 26-12-3 in its last 41 games and 39-14-5 in its last 58 contests.

Exclusive Company: Of the Ducks' 54 wins, 51 came in regulation/overtime (ROW)…Anaheim and Boston (also 51 wins in 2013-14) are the only two NHL teams to record as many ROWs since 2005-06 (Detroit, 54).

Comebacks Common: Anaheim posted 26 comeback wins in 2013-14, the most in the NHL since 2005-06 (Detroit and Nashville, 26)…the Ducks went 23-15-2 (.575 points percentage) went the opponent scored first, the most wins and best points percentage of any team in such situations this season.

Historic Streak: Anaheim won 18 of 19 games (18-1-0) from Dec. 6-Jan. 15 to join Montreal (18-1-0, 1967-68) as the only two NHL teams to win 18+ games in a 19-game span.

Ducks vs. Pacific and West: The Ducks clinched their second consecutive Pacific Division Championship on Apr. 9 vs. San Jose, finished division play with a 22-4-3 record (.804%) in the Pacific, which is the best record of any team vs. any division...Anaheim also had the NHL’s best record in intra-conference games, going 35-12-3 (.730%).

Back-to-Back Games: Anaheim posted a record of 20-5-3 in back-to-backs, including a 9-4-1 mark in the opener and 11-1-2 in the second game.

On the PK: Dating back to the Mar. 20 game in San Jose, the Ducks killed 27-of-30 penalties (90.0%) over the last 11 games.

Home/Road: The Ducks went a franchise-best 29-8-4 at Honda Center, setting a club record for home wins and home standings points (62) in a single season...Anaheim became the fourth team in 40 NHL seasons (since 1973-74) to record points in each of its first 22-plus home games (20-0-2) from Oct. 13-Jan. 15, joining PHI (19-0-7, 1979-80), NYI (19-0-4, 1978-79) and SJ (20-0-2, 2008-09) in that category...the Ducks, who were the last NHL team to suffer a home loss in regulation (Jan. 21 vs. WPG), established a club record with eight straight home wins to open a season...away from Honda Center, the Ducks concluded their road schedule setting franchise records for wins (25; previously 22, 2008-09 and 2006-07), points (54; previously 49, 2006-07), and goals (123; previously 115, 2008-09).

Leading the Way: Ryan Getzlaf set a career-best with 31 goals in 2013-14…he scored 25-46=71 points in his last 60 games, including an official 14-game streak (6-11=17) from Nov. 15-Dec. 15, the longest in the NHL since Mar. 7-Apr. 7, 2012 (PIT's Dupuis,10-12=22 in 14 straight)...he ranked second among league leaders in scoring (31-56=87), fifth in assists, tied for sixth in even-strength goals (26), and tied for second among all forwards in blocked shots (87)…he recorded his 600th career point Mar. 23 vs. Florida, becoming the third player in club history to record 600 points (Selanne & Kariya).

43 in 81: Corey Perry led the NHL in even-strength goals (35), ranked second in goals overall (43), tied for third in GWG (9), fifth in points (82), and T-7th in plus/minus (+32)...he became the first player to score 40-plus goals with a plus/minus rating of +30 or higher since 2009-10 (Ovechkin, Semin)...his 43 goals through 81 games were the second-most in his career (had a career-high 50 in 82 games in 2010-11)...Perry scored his 40th and 41st goals Apr. 2 vs. EDM to reach the 40-goal milestone for the second time in his career and the 10th time in team history (also Selanne, five times; Kariya, three times)…he also recorded his sixth career game with three-or-more points (2-1=3) on Apr. 2, all in the third period...Perry ranks third in the NHL in goals with 203 tallies since the start of 2008-09, spanning six seasons (Ovechkin, 258; Stamkos, 233; Marleau, 199)...since the start of 2010-11, Perry has scored 31 GWG to lead the NHL (four more than anyone else in the league; Ovechkin has 27).

Incredible Rookie Campaign: Hampus Lindholm set a club record for the best plus/minus rating of any rookie defenseman (+29)….it was the fifth-highest plus/minus rating among rookie defensemen since 1989-90 and highest by any such player in the Western Conference since 1991-92…the others on the list are Nicklas Lidstrom of DET (+36 in 1991-92), Andrej Meszaros of OTT (+34 in 2005-06), Colin White of NJ (+32 in 2000-01), and Adam McQuaid of BOS (+30 in 2010-11)….he ranked fourth among ALL defensemen in plus/minus this season…his 6-24=30 points ranked him second in scoring, third in assists and T-5th in goals among rookie defensemen…his 78 games were the most by a Ducks rookie defenseman since Kurt Sauer played 80 in 2002-03.

Several veteran players set career-highs in major statistical categories this year.
Ryan Getzlaf set a career high in goals (31; previously 25, 2006-07 and 2008-09)

Corey Perry set a career high in plus/minus (+32; previously +12, 2006-07 and 2007-08)

Nick Bonino set career highs in all major categories with 22 goals (previously 5, 2011-12 and 2012-13), 27 assists (previously 13, 2011-12), 49 points (previously 18, 2011-12) and a +14 rating (previously +1, 2011-12)

Mathieu Perreault set career highs in goals (18; previously 16, 2011-12 w/WSH), assists (25; previously 14, 2011-12 w/WSH), points (43; previously 30, 2011-12 w/WSH) and plus/minus (+13; previously +9, 2011-12 w/WSH)

Andrew Cogliano scored a career-high 21 goals (previously 18, 2007-08 and 2008-09)

Cam Fowler registered a career high in plus/minus (+15; previously -4, 2012-13) and a career-tying 30 assists this season (also 2010-11)

Daniel Winnik set career highs in assists (24; previously 15, three times) and points (30; previously 26, 2007-08 and 2010-11)

Matt Beleskey set career highs in assists (15; previously 11 2011-12), points (24; previously 18, 2009-10) and plus/minus (+8; previously +2, 2012-13)

Ben Lovejoy set career highs in goals (5; previously 3, 2010-11 w/PIT), points (18; previously 17, 2010-11 w/PIT) and plus/minus (+21; +11, 2010-11 w/PIT)

Francois Beauchemin set a career high in plus/minus (+26; previously +19, 2012-13)

Bryan Allen set a career high in plus/minus (+20; previously +8, 2002-03 w/VAN)

In the Net: Jonas Hiller posted a 20-9-3 record in his last 31 games, recording a club-record 14 straight victories (14-0-0) from Dec. 6-Jan. 12 to match the second-longest streak all-time in an NHL single season with MIN’s Don Beaupre from Feb.6-Mar. 19, 1986...meanwhile, Frederik Andersen went 11-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .922 SV% in his last 17 appearances (14 starts) Jan. 1 through Apr. 12... among rookie netminders, Andersen posted the best SV% and GAA for a rookie goalie since 2010-11 (Cory Schneider: 2.23 GAA, .929 SV%), while his 20 wins were the most by a rookie since 2011-12…overall, Andersen ranked tied for eighth among NHL goaltenders in SV% (.923) and tied for 10th in GAA (2.29)…John Gibson played in the first three games of his NHL career at the end of the season, going 3-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .954 SV%...on Apr. 7 @ VAN, and became the youngest goalie (20 years and 297 days) to record a shutout in his NHL debut since Buffalo's Darren Puppa (Nov. 1 1985 @ EDM, 20 years, 223 days)…the last NHL goaltender of any age to record a shutout in his NHL debut was Phoenix's Al Montoya (4/1/2009 @ COL)….he was also the first goalie in a Ducks history to record a shutout in his Anaheim debut. *
*Courtesy Elias Sports Bureau

Ironman: Andrew Cogliano is the fifth player in NHL history and first since Doug Jarvis to play 500 straight games from the start of his NHL career (ESB)...Cogliano, now at 540 games, made his 509th consecutive appearance on Jan. 18 @ STL, surpassing Murray Murdoch (1926-27 to 1936-37) for sole possession of fourth on the five-player list…Cogliano has not missed a game since his NHL debut with Edmonton on Oct. 4, 2007 and ranks second on the NHL’s active Ironman list, behind only STL's Jay Bouwmeester at 717...Jarvis is the NHL's all-time Ironman with 964 consecutive games played from 1975-88.

The Final Season: The NHL's oldest active player and oldest to ever compete in a Ducks uniform at 43 years and 92 days at the start of 2013-14, Teemu Selanne finished his regular-season career ranked 11th among all-time leaders in goals, tied for 37th in all-time assists, 15th in all-time scoring, third in all-time PPG, tied for fourth with Brett Hull in all-time GWG (110) and 22nd in all-time games...Selanne is the club's all-time leader in scoring (988), goals (457), assists (531), games (966), plus/minus (+120), PPG (182), PPP (410), GWG (77), shots (2,964) and OT goals (6).

All-time Goals
No. Player Games Goals
10 Mario Lemieux 915 690
11 Teemu Selanne 1,451 684
12 Luc Robitaille 1,431 668
All-time Assists
No. Player Games Assists
36 Jean Ratelle 1,281 776
37 Teemu Selanne 1,451 773
Vincent Damphousse 1,378 773
All-time Points
No. Player Games Goals Assists Points
13 Paul Coffey 1,409 396 1,135 1,531
14 Stan Mikita 1,394 341 926 1,467
15 Teemu Selanne 1,451 684 773 1,457
16 Bryan Trottier 1,279 524 901 1,425
All-time PPG
No. Player Games PPG
1 Dave Andreychuk 1,639 274
2 Brett Hull 1,269 265
3 Teemu Selanne 1,451 255
4 Phil Esposito 1,282 249
All-time GWG
No. Player Games GWG
3 Phil Esposito 1,282 118
4 Teemu Selanne 1,451 110
Brett Hull 1,269 110

Top Spot in Future Watch: The Ducks were selected as The Hockey News’ No. 1 team in Future Watch 2014, which grades the prospects and player development of all 30 NHL teams...of the top 100 prospects named in Future Watch 2014, the Ducks have three in the top 30 and four overall...those Anaheim prospects include goaltender John Gibson at second overall, defenseman Sami Vatanen at 24th, center Rickard Rakell at 28th and defenseman Shea Theodore at 75th...Anaheim held the No. 2 spot in Future Watch 2013, and is the only NHL team to be ranked among the top three clubs in each of the last two Future Watches.

Behind the Bench: Bruce Boudreau became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach 300 wins on Feb. 28 vs. STL, accomplishing the feat in 496 career games (now at 312-143-62)...Toe Blake held the record previously, reaching the milestone in 525 games...Boudreau was also the fastest in NHL history to 200 career wins, doing so in 326 games on Nov. 22, 2011 (200-86-40)...on Mar. 2 vs. CAR, he became the fastest Ducks coach to 100 victories in 169 career games (now 111-55-22)...Boudreau, who reached 500 career NHL games coached on Mar. 10 vs. TOR, ranks second among active NHL coaches in win (points) percentage (.663), trailing only PIT’s Dan Bylsma, who has a .665 points percentage over his 402 games (251-118-33).

Milestones Achieved:
Bryan Allen
- 100th NHL assist, Nov. 2 @ BUF; 700th NHL game, Mar. 20 @ SJ; 100th game as a Duck, Mar. 23 vs. FLA

Francois Beauchemin - 400th game as a Duck, Oct. 22 @ TOR; 600th NHL game, Mar. 23 vs. FLA

Andrew Cogliano - 200th NHL point, Oct. 29 @ PHI; 500th NHL game, Dec. 31 vs. SJ; 100th NHL goal, Jan. 25 @ LA; 200th game as a Duck, Mar. 20 @ SJ

Mark Fistric - 300th NHL game, Jan. 3 vs. EDM;

Cam Fowler - 200th NHL game, Oct. 13 vs. OTT; 100th NHL point, Dec. 20 @ NJ;

Ryan Getzlaf - 600th NHL game, Jan. 11 @ PHX; 400th career assist Jan. 15 vs. VAN; surpassed Paul Kariya for fourth place on the Ducks’ all-time games played list (607), Jan. 28 vs. MIN; surpassed Steve Rucchin for second place on the Ducks’ all-time games played list (611), Mar. 10 vs. TOR; 600th NHL point, Mar. 23 vs. FLA

Jonas Hiller - 300th NHL game, Dec. 20 @ NJ

Saku Koivu - 300th game as a Duck, Jan. 12 vs. DET; 1,100th NHL game, Jan. 30 vs. PHI; surpassed Oleg Tverdovsky for 10th in all-time Ducks assists (126), Mar. 29 @ VAN

Ben Lovejoy - 100th game as a Duck, Mar. 23 vs. FLA; 200th NHL game, Mar. 28 @ EDM

Kyle Palmieri - 100th NHL game, Dec. 11 vs. MIN;

Dustin Penner - 300th NHL point, Jan. 11 @ PHX;

Mathieu Perreault - 200th NHL game, Jan. 12 vs. DET; 100th NHL point, Feb. 8 @ NSH

Corey Perry – 600th NHL game, Nov. 23 @ PHX; 500th NHL point, Dec. 9 vs. NYI; surpassed Steve Rucchin for second place on the Ducks' all-time games played list (617), Jan. 3 vs. EDM; surpassed Steve Rucchin for fourth place on the Ducks’ all-time assists list (280)

Teemu Selanne – 1,400th NHL game, Nov. 8 vs. BUF; surpassed Tim Horton for 22nd place on the all-time games played list (1,447)

Luca Sbisa - 200th game as a Duck, Nov. 8 vs. BUF;

Daniel Winnik - 100th game as a Duck, Jan. 30 vs. PHI; 100th NHL assist, Mar. 31 vs. WPG

Bruce Boudreau - 300th NHL win, Feb. 28 vs. STL; 100th win as a Duck, Mar. 2 vs. CAR; 500th game, Mar. 10 vs. TOR


Player Points Player Goals Player Assists
Teemu Selanne 988 Teemu Selanne 457 Teemu Selanne 531
Paul Kariya 669 Paul Kariya 300 Ryan Getzlaf 425
Ryan Getzlaf 608 Corey Perry 263 Paul Kariya 369
Corey Perry 547 Ryan Getzlaf 183 Corey Perry 284
Steve Rucchin 432 Steve Rucchin 153 Steve Rucchin 279
Player Goals Player PPP Player GP
Teemu Selanne 182 Teemu Selanne 410 Teemu Selanne 966
Paul Kariya 107 Paul Kariya 263 Corey Perry 633
Corey Perry 76 Ryan Getzlaf 237 Ryan Getzlaf 616
Ryan Getzlaf 62 Corey Perry 177 Steve Rucchin 616
Steve Rucchin 58 Scott Niedermayer 144 Paul Kariya  606
Player GWG Player Plus/Minus Player SHG
Teemu Selanne 77 Teemu Selanne 120 Paul Kariya 16
Corey Perry 50 Ryan Getzlaf 109 Samuel Pahlsson 9
Paul Kariya 44 Corey Perry 79 Todd Marchant 8
Ryan Getzlaf 34 Chris Kunitz 60 Steve Rucchin 6
Steve Rucchin 23 Paul Kariya 52 Joe Sacco 6
Corey Perry 6
Player Points Player Goals Player Assists
Scott Niedermayer 264 Scott Niedermayer 60 Scott Niedermayer 204
Oleg Tverdovsky 170 Oleg Tverdovsky 45 Oleg Tverdovsky 125
Francois Beauchemin 156 Francois Beauchemin 42 Francois Beauchemin 114
Chris Pronger 150 Fredrik Olausson 37 Chris Pronger 114
Fredrik Olausson 127 Chris Pronger 36 Fredrik Olausson 90
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