The Ducks tomorrow conclude a season-high seven-game road trip that has seen the club play in all four time zones and seven cities over 13 days. With 7,300 miles travelled, the Ducks have posted a 4-1-1 record on the trip and won the last three in a row (3-0-0). Anaheim owns the NHL’s top record since Christmas, going 17-4-2 for a .783 points percentage, and now sits in second place of the Pacific Division (29-19-8, 66 pts.). The club has gone 10-1-1 in the last 12 games and enters tomorrow’s contest in Vancouver on a five-game winning streak vs. the Pacific along with a 9-1-1 mark in its last 11 intra-division games. In addition, Anaheim has points in the last five road games (4-0-1, 9 pts.) and 12 of the last 13 (9-1-3, 21 pts.).
The Ducks are coming off a 5-3 win last night in Edmonton, scoring two empty-net goals for the first time in franchise history to secure the win. The contest also marked the first time Anaheim scored an empty net, shorthanded, game-winning goal (Andrew Cogliano).
Ryan Getzlaf co-leads NHL skaters in scoring since the All-Star break, collecting 3-10=13 points in nine games. Getzlaf also leads the league in plus/minus (+11) and ranks second in assists since Feb. 1. The Anaheim captain has points in nine consecutive road games (3-12=15, +10) and multiple points in seven of the nine. The last Ducks player with a road point streak of nine games or longer was Getzlaf himself, who recorded points in 11 straight road games from Nov. 20, 2014-Jan. 17, 2015 (7-12=19). He owns points/assists in the last six consecutive games overall, collecting 2-8=10 since the streak began at the start of the road trip on Feb. 8 in Pittsburgh. His six-game assist streak is the currently the second-longest active streak in the NHL, behind only San Jose’s Marc-Edouard Vlasic (eight games, 0-8=8).
Frederik Andersen has won nine of his last 10 decisions (9-0-1 in 11 appearances) and not lost in regulation since Dec. 21 at the New York Islanders. Andersen is riding a three-game winning streak and leads NHL goaltenders in wins (6-0-1) and ranks seventh in saves (178) since the All-Star break. He has limited the opposition to two goals or less in 22 of his 32 appearances this season.
Andrew Cogliano is one game shy of matching Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin (679) for the sixth-longest Ironman streak in NHL history. Cogliano, who scored the first shorthanded, empty net, game-winning goal in franchise history and finished with a career-high +4 rating last night in Edmonton, is the NHL’s reigning Ironman with 678 consecutive games played.
Since making his Anaheim debut on Jan. 17 vs. Los Angeles, David Perron ranks second among NHL leaders in plus/minus (+11). Perron also ranks tied for second on the Ducks in goals, third in scoring (5-7=12) and tied for third in assists following his arrival from Pittsburgh. Perron’s +11 rating is two behind league-leader and linemate Ryan Getzlaf (+13). Mike Santorelli, who recently joined the Perron-Getzlaf line, is now tied for second among NHL leaders in shooting percentage (33.3%; min. 10 games) since Jan. 17.