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Postgame Notes and Quotes - Jan. 6 vs. Arizona

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

Postgame Notes
Anaheim 3 vs. Arizona 2 OT
Jan. 6, 2017
Honda Center
21-12-8, 50 Standings Points

The Ducks extended their season-high standings point streak to seven straight games (4-0-3, 11 pts.) with a 3-2 overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes. The seven-game point streak is Anaheim's longest since a 14-game streak from Feb. 9-Mar. 7, 2016 (12-0-2). The Ducks have also earned points in eight straight home games (7-0-1), its best mark since a 10-game home streak from Jan. 20-Mar. 14, 2016 (9-0-1, 19 pts.). Anaheim has opened the current five-game homestand with victories in the first three games (3-0-0).

Ondrej Kase scored his first career overtime goal (1-0=1) and second career game-winning goal. Kase has points in consecutive games (2-1=3) for the first time this season, along with 3-2=5 points in his last nine games.

Joseph Cramarossa opened the scoring with his third goal of the season (1-0-1) at 6:35 of the first period before Chris Wagner added his third goal of the season (1-0=1) at 16:05 of the second. Cramarossa has 1-1=2 points in his last four games.

Corey Perry and Josh Manson each earned an assist on Cramarossa's goal, giving Perry four assists (0-4=4) in his last seven games and Manson two assists (0-2=2) in his last four contests.

John Gibson stopped 21-of-23 shots en route to earning his third consecutive win and 15th win of the season. Gibson has not lost a start in regulation since Dec. 19 @ Toronto, helping his team earn at least one point in his last eight starts (5-0-3).

Against the Coyotes, the Ducks have won four consecutive games and gone 8-2-2 in the last 12 at Honda Center. Anaheim also improves to 12-2-3 in their last 17 games against Arizona while also improving its overall record against its Pacific Division rival to 69-34-19 (39-16-8 at home).

Tonight's attendance was 15,315.

Postgame Quotes

Anaheim Ducks

Cam Fowler
On winning in overtime
We'll take it any way we can. Our game management in overtime and the way we controlled the puck and got fresh guys on the ice was much better. It was a fluky goal, but we did the things to put ourselves in the position to get the win.

On Kase
He's a funny kid. He's been working really hard. I can see the progression in his game and how far he's come. He's been a big player for us too, and he's scored some big goals. I was really happy for him tonight to get that one. First overtime winner, so hopefully that's something he'll remember.

Ondrej Kase
On his goal celebrations
It's great. Every goal is great. It was amazing. We needed that goal.

On his goal
I saw [Mike Smith] with the puck. I don't know what happened though. I was surprised. I saw the puck and just shot it.

Jakob Silfverberg
On the overtime win
Kase capitalized on a misplay by Smith, but it's a huge point for us. Big two points. Our division is really tight. That extra point is going to be big in the end. Huge win for us.

On the Coyotes
They're a tough team. They play physical. It was a tight game that could've gone either way. At the end of the day, we got the win. It was a big one.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On winning in overtime
We finally got the monkey off our back. It's been too long and too many points that went by the wayside. Tonight we found a way to get it done. It's nice to see a young kid, who had lots of chances in the game, deliver in overtime.

On Kase
If you look at the game as a whole for him, he had four quality chances. He's one of those guys who is kind of like the energizer bunny. He just keeps going and finds ways. If he gets knocked down, he picks himself back up. He delivers in some clutch situations for us, in the shootout and overtime.

Arizona Coyotes

Mike Smith
On the overtime goal
My stick broke, I didn't get anything on it and it ends up in the back of the net. I tried to do too much.

On the team's performance
We were a lot better tonight. It's unfortunate that I couldn't make a couple more saves and help out more. It was good to see. We had good speed and good intensity. There was more motion in our game. We deserved the win.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson
On the team's performance
We tried so hard out there. We played a really good game for over 60 minutes. It's frustrating when you let in two easy goals. It's not on Smitty [Smith], he made some unbelievable saves before that. We win as a team and we lose as a team. We will have to keep working hard and try to get better for the game tomorrow.

On his contribution to the team
I've been feeling good lately. I've been trying to help the team out and be a leader on and off the ice. That's all I can do.

On losing key players
It's always tough when you lose guys like Chych [Jakob Chychrun] and Marty [Jordan Martinook]. We all have to step up. We played a good game. It's frustrating that we lost. We deserved to win that one.

Head Coach Dave Tippett
On Smith's turnover in overtime
Trying to keep the play going, I guess. During this string [of games] we got ourselves in positions where we battled hard and a mistake beats us.

On the team's performance
We battled hard. We were down three players in the third period. We were shorthanded because of injury. We played with an unbelievable amount of desperation and hung in there. It's too bad we couldn't get the win.

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