Anaheim 3 vs. Calgary 1
April 19, 2017
Ducks win series, 4-0
Anaheim's win tonight completed the fifth series sweep in club history. The Ducks are now 5-1 when having a chance to sweep a series.
Going back to the regular season, the Ducks have not lost in regulation in 18 games (since Mar. 10 @ St. Louis), going 11-0-3 regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs. Anaheim is also 18-2-3 in its last 23 games going back to the regular season (14-2-3 regular season, 4-0 playoffs).
The Ducks are now 18-9 in the last three years in the playoffs (2015-17). The 18 wins are one behind Chicago for the most in the Western Conference in that span (Tampa Bay leads with 25).
On the series sweep
It was a really hard series. That's a really good team over there, and they're going to be good for a long time. They made a really big push on us. It wasn't easy at all. You have to give them a lot of credit. They played a great series.
On if the sweep surprises him
We expected it to go longer with this team. They play extremely hard. It could've gone a lot of different ways. We got some fortunate bounces and our goalies made some big saves. We found a way. We'll take it.
On resting before the next series
It's huge. Whenever you can have some extra rest with guys that are banged up, it's only beneficial for us.
On the series sweep
Any time you can put a team behind you, you definitely want to take advantage of it. You never want to give them life. They're a resilient bunch. They battled right to the very end tonight. They made us earn it for sure.
On Gibson's performance
He played great. We expect nothing else. He's been there all year for us. The other night [Game 3], we couldn't put it on him. There were some things we weren't doing properly.
On the difference in the series
Our guys did a good job staying with the system we created. At times we were 8-0 in power plays for a while. It's stuff you have to work through. Our group did a good job staying focused.
On the team handling tough moments
You learn from things. We have a lot of guys in this room that have been through a lot of things. We have a lot of young guys, too, that are learning along the way. It's our job to settle things down.
On the benefits of sweeping a series
A lot of time to rest. We have guys that are a little banged up. We need guys to feel healthy going into the next series. This is big for us. You always want to win four straight, but it's tough to do. We're lucky in a lot of respects. We're fortunate.
On the series
That series could go either way. San Jose is experienced and Edmonton is a team that is just dangerous. We'll re-group, see who wins, and be ready to go.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On Brandon Montour and Shea Theodore elevating their game
It was a huge learning curve. You have to lump Josh Manson in that group too. He played all of six minutes in last year's playoffs. If you play people in situations they can have success in, and play to their strengths, you have a better chance. With the way the game is trending, you have to have skating, puck-moving defensemen. You can't expect Theodore to provide five points in a series. We didn't expect that, but it's great for the organization and great for him.
On the club's 5-on-5 goals
We tried to simplify our game and drive pucks to the net. If you look at the goals we scored, there weren't many of them that were highlight-reel goals. They were dirty goals.