Anaheim 1 vs. Ottawa 2 OT
Jan. 9, 2019
19-17-8, 46 points
Anaheim continued its six-game homestand with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators. Anaheim also picked up points in Wednesday contests for the fifth straight game (4-1-1, 9 pts.).
Anaheim reached overtime for the 15th time this season, co-leading the NHL with Detroit. The Ducks have also played in OT 13 times at Honda Center, tops among any NHL teams at home.
Jakob Silfverberg gave Anaheim the lead with his team-tying 11th goal of the season at 8:52 of the first period. Brandon Montour registered his 16th assist and Andrew Cogliano collected his seventh assist on the Silfverberg tally.
Jake Dotchin appeared in his 100th career NHL game.
Tonight's attendance was 17,174, a sellout. Anaheim concludes its six-game homestand this Friday vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).
On the lack of scoring
Even tonight, we had some pretty good looks, but it's a matter of getting the first one out of the way. Get the whole team going from there. Right now we're playing at the end of our sticks, and our shots might not be as well-placed as before. It's definitely something we're working on. We talk about it every day, and we try to improve on it.
On getting bodies to the net
It's something that's talked about throughout the whole team, management and coaching staff. We have to get to the front of the net. The last four or five practices, it's basically all we've been doing. Even today, we did a better job getting bodies in front. It's a matter of winning the battles in front.
On the lack of scoring
In the offensive zone, we're standing still. If you look at the high-scoring teams in the league, it feels like they have guys flying everywhere. They involve the D a lot and have forwards coming up. It's hard defending teams with guys always on the move. A lot of times, we get stagnant. We need to find ways to get through.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On what's missing from the team's game
Finishing. We're not creating enough offensive chances that are consecutive. When we do, we seem to be snakebit around the net. We've had ample chances, but haven't been able to find the back of the net consistently.
On keeping the morale up
You can't change what happened tonight, so you do your best to prepare. You turn the page on what just happened. These are the difficult ones to turn the page on. You can't carry this forward too long. You have to be able to flush this. We have a real good hockey team coming in on Friday in Pittsburgh. We know what they can do. It's about preparing ourselves for the next one.
On how good this win feels
Very good. You could probably hear the morale around the room after. We feel like we were in a lot of games lately and we let them go away in the third period and get away from us. Tonight we just stuck with it.
On their patience tonight
We weren't guilty of chasing in any regards. I think we just finally had faith that the chances were starting to come in the third a little bit. We were starting to push the pace a little and started to get some traffic in front. It paid off.
On tonight's win
It felt really good. I think it felt really good for everyone, the whole team and me personally. It was a fun game to play. It was a tight game, almost like a playoff game.
On how well his team played in front of him
I think they played great in front of me. Even though Anaheim had some zone time in the second period and had some shots. Most of the shots were from the outside and we didn't give up any odd man rushes, or at least not a lot of odd man rushes throughout the whole game. So, I think they played really good in front of me and I think that's the way we need to keep playing because we have a lot of offensive, skilled players that can put the puck in the net. I think tonight was a huge team effort and a huge team win.
Head Coach Guy Boucher
On the game overall
The last two games we had given less than 30 shots to high shooting teams and we out chanced them. We felt if we just stuck to it then it was going to come. We just got rewarded for something we have been doing for a long time.
On Nilsson's solid performance
We needed that. We absolutely needed that. We're missing some fire power and we wanted to play a low scoring game because that's how we were going to win a game tonight. I think there was a major bind from everybody and of course he was at the forefront of that.