Anaheim 3 vs. Calgary 1
April 4, 2017
44-23-13, 101 Standings Points
The Ducks recorded their fourth consecutive 100+ point season with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. The Ducks join the Chicago Blackhawks as the only teams to eclipse 100 points in each of the last four campaigns. With the victory, Anaheim extended its point streak to 12 consecutive games (9-0-3), representing the longest active streak in the NHL. At Honda Center, the Ducks pushed their home win streak to four games (4-0-0) and their home point streak to eight games (7-0-1). The Ducks also improved to 12-2-3 since the end of their bye week on March 3, leading the NHL in points (27) and co-leading in wins during that stretch.
Patrick Eaves extended his goal streak to three consecutive games with his 31st of the season 48 seconds into the second period. Eaves now has six goals in as many games (6-0=6) and 10 goals in 18 games (10-2=12) since joining Anaheim.
Ryan Getzlaf earned his 54th assist on the Eaves goal to push his point streak to three games (1-2=3). Getzlaf has 1-6=7 points in his last five contests and leads the NHL in assists (19) and co-leads in scoring (23) since March 3.
Kevin Bieksa scored his third goal and first GWG of the season at 13:02 of the second period. The Ducks improved to 7-0-0 when Bieksa scores since the start of the 2015-16 season.
Antoine Vermette and Corey Perry each tallied an assist on the Bieksa GWG. Perry has 4-2=6 points in his last seven games while Vermette has five assists along with a +5 rating in his last five games (0-5=5).
Chris Wagner set a single-season career high with his fifth goal of the season at 6:43 of the third period. Logan Shaw earned his sixth assist to give the Anaheim forward points in consecutive games for the first time this season (1-1=2). Nate Thompson also earned an assist on the goal, marking his first point of the season.
Anaheim extended its home win streak vs. Calgary to 25 consecutive games, the NHL's longest home winning streak against one opponent. The Ducks have not lost at home to the Flames since Jan. 19, 2004 and are 27-8-2 overall vs. the Flames dating to Nov. 29, 2007, which includes wins in nine of the last 10 games (9-1-0).
Tonight's attendance was 15,125.
On Giordano's hit on Fowler
You saw our reaction. Obviously we weren't happy with the hit. He's one of our best players. Who knows the severity of the injury, but it looked like he was in a lot of pain. We weren't happy with it. We responded the way we did.
On sending the right message
We're a team that sticks up for each other. That's always been one of our M.O.s. We're a physical team. We care about each other and we care about Cam. We don't want to see a teammate on the ice and getting helped carried off.
On sweeping the home-and-home series vs. Calgary
We know they're a good team, but we played well. If we're playing the way we can play, we're a tough team to beat. We beat them in their rink and beat them in our rink. Going into the playoffs, we know if we find ourselves playing them, it'll be a tough series, but we know, right now, how to beat them.
On his fight with Giordano
One of our guys had to do something. Hockey is a fast game and things happen. It's unfortunate. Hopefully Cam is all right, but it's tough.
On Fowler's impact on the team
He's an exceptional player and he adds a lot to our team. We'll find a way to pull through no matter what the case is.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the turning point in the game
We made a decision we would have to change the way we were playing if we had a chance for success. You have to credit your team for going out and finding a way. The goal that really turned things in our favor was Getzlaf off the faceoff. He went ahead with it and Patrick Eaves had an empty net. That was a spark for us.
On responding after the Fowler injury
Our focus is about the two points. It was a 2-1 hockey game at that time. The most important thing from my perspective, as a coach, was to settle things down and focus on the hockey game. All those other things are things we don't have any control over. Once it's done, let's move on.
On his hit on Fowler
He came through the middle with a lot of speed and I was honestly coming across trying to make a hit on him and I got to watch the [replay], but I think our legs collided. I don't know how bad, I just hope he's okay. You don't like to see guys get hurt. There was no intent to hurt him there. I was just trying to come across in a 2-1 game to try to stop him from getting to our net, trying to make a hit and the result was, I don't know if our legs collided or not, I think they did and I hope it's nothing too serious.
On tonight's game
It's still fresh in memory right now. They throw a lot of pucks to the net and they have big bodies that come and jam. We know that faceoff play is coming and it still worked. It's just little things we got to clean up.
On the loss in Anaheim
It's frustrating. I think we responded well to them trying to bully, or whatever they did. I thought we stuck together so that's a good sign and I think moving forward we will do that still.
Head Coach Glen Gulutzan
On tonight's game
I thought we played well through two [periods]. Third period, our penalty kill was good. We were out-chancing in our books after two. I liked our start, I liked the way we were playing. I think there are lots of things we can build on if this is our opponent come playoff time. I wasn't unhappy with the game. I liked the way we stuck together in the third. We didn't get the win, but there are some positive things from this game we'll take.