Anaheim 2 vs. San Jose 3 (shootout)
Feb. 11, 2018
27-19-11, 65 points
The Ducks improved their home point streak to four games (3-0-1) following a 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center. Anaheim also picked up its 15th point in the last nine games at home (7-1-1).
Cam Fowler recorded his seventh goal of the season at 6:28 in the third period to extend the lead to 2-0. Fowler has points in five of his last seven games (1-6=7).
Ondrej Kase earned 1-1=2 point in tonight's contest for the second time in three games. Kase has goals in three of his last four games (3-2=5) and 6-6=12 points in his last 14 contests.
Nick Ritchie registered his first multi-assist game of the season and the fourth of his career. Ritchie has four assists (0-4=4) in his last five games.
Adam Henrique collected his seventh assist as a Duck on Kase's goal for 7-3=10 points in his last 12 games.
Kevin Bieksa appeared in his 800th NHL contest. Bieksa has also skated in 203 contests for the Ducks.
Tonight's attendance was 17,435, a sellout including standing room only.
On allowing the Sharks to get back into the game
It started in the second period. We didn't play very well at all. We had two shots in the second period. At that point, you're receiving the game a little bit. We came out with a little bit more jump in the third, but we have to find ways to put those games away.
On earning three of four points on the homestand
We got three out of four at home. We gave San Jose the extra point, and that hurts us in the standings, but all we can do is go out on this road trip with a purpose.
On what needs to be done to hold a lead in the third period
It's something as a group we need to improve on. It's a lot harder to do it than it is talking about it. You just have the tendency to kind of sit back and make sure nobody gets behind you, but you end up letting the other team dictate the play. That kind of happened tonight. Something we need to work on.
On San Jose's game-tying goal
We still had a chance to salvage the two points in overtime or the shootout. That last goal is a tough one to give up. I kind of left my man in front, so personally I feel a little responsible for that one. Those things happen. We had a chance to get the extra point. Unfortunately, it didn't happen.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the game
I didn't think we had energy for the 60 minutes. We stood around a little bit too much. We had the start we needed to have, but it seemed like we ran out of gas or we didn't seem to get ahold of the pucks. We turned the puck over a few times in the third where we should've put the puck in. It led to momentum shifts for them.
On the importance of the upcoming road trip
We lost a point. We lost some ground. I'm sure that point will hurt us tonight. The next one, we'll get ourselves ready. We have a long day tomorrow. We'll get ourselves ready and prepare ourselves to play the Detroit hockey club in their building. That will be the kick off to the road trip. We always try to utilize the first game as a springboard to help you get into a positive frame of mind.
San Jose Sharks
On tonight's effort to get the win
We stuck with it all game. I thought after the first period, we really controlled a lot of the play. It's rewarding when you put in the work. It took all sixty minutes for us to get back in that game and come up with the win.
On the importance of earning points in the division
Every game from here on in. You look at the standings and every game is important, for sure.
On getting the extra point
We are here to win, obviously. We went out on that last shift and the chatter was, we are scoring. We are not going to give up an empty net goal.
On this being an extra special win
It's special for a few reasons. Our dads our in, the comeback, so guys show character and there was no reason for us to panic. We were playing good. The first period was alright. The second period, we got better. Staring at it down 2-0, guys stepped up.
Head Coach Peter DeBoer
On tonight's game
Despite being down in the third, we had played well enough that we should have either been tied or up. So, the fact that we stuck with it. It took us 59 minutes to battle back and get it to overtime. I liked our game tonight.
On the team's resiliency
I think it is the leadership. Those guys [Pavelski, Burns and Couture] never want to take credit for it, but there is no doubt that it starts there. Those guys never change.