Anaheim 2 vs. Vancouver 1 OT
Nov. 1, 2019
9-6-0, 18 points
The Ducks improved to 6-1-0 on home ice with a 2-1 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center.
Playing in his 999th career game, Ryan Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal at the 2:30 mark of overtime, giving Anaheim its first victory in extra time this season. The goal marked Getzlaf's club-record 10th career overtime goal and his 54th career game-winning goal.
Troy Terry assisted on the game-winning goal, extending his point streak to three games (1-2=3).
Jakob Silfverberg scored his 10th career shorthanded goal to pass Sammy Pahlsson for third among Ducks all-time leaders. Silfverberg leads the Ducks in points (7-5=12) and ranks tied for second in goals (7) and second in plus/minus (+11).
Korbinian Holzer and Rickard Rakell collected assists on Silfverberg's goal. With the helper, Rakell has now collected 2-6=8 points and a +10 rating in his last 11 games. Holzer's assist marked his first point of the season.
John Gibson stopped 39-of-40 shots to earn his sixth victory of the season. Gibson has five wins in six home starts this season.
Gibson also assisted on the overtime game-winning goal, marking the 40th assist by a goaltender in Ducks history and the fourth of Gibson's career.
Anaheim continues a season-long seven-game homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday Nov. 3 at Honda Center (5 p.m.).
Tonight's attendance was 15,173.
On if he was worried Terry wouldn't find him with the pass
No. Great vision Troy has. He just told me that he was really close to not passing it to me. I don't know, but I'm glad he did.
On being able to pull off a win like that
We need to start on time, that's our focus right now. Coming out of that one, that's our mentality going into tomorrow and into Sunday's (game). We gotta start starting games on time. We are doing too much in the first period that is uncharacteristic of our group right now.
On Markstrom lunging with a pokecheck
Panic sets in. Try and get around him. That's the only play there obviously when he's coming out is to make sure I get that puck as wide as I can and then it's easy from there.
On facing 40 shots
It's my job. I'm the goalie. Gotta save the shots, whether it's 10 or 50, so I'm used to it.
On shutting down Vancouver's power play
I think we've been executing our game plan. We've got a lot of practice recently which hasn't been a good thing but when we get the opportunities, we take pride in it. Obviously we want to be able to shut down some of the top units in the league and they've been a top unit. I thought everybody did a good job. It's not just one guy, it's the whole unit and however many guys are killing that night.
Head coach Dallas Eakins
On tonight's game
We certainly weren't ready to start. For whatever reason, we came out of the gate slow and we were actually anticipating a much better start after a couple good days of practice. We were able to hold the fort, especially with Gibby.
On Terry's pass to Getzlaf in OT
It was a heck of a pass, and great on Getzy to settle that down and have ice in his veins with that goalie coming out at him like that. So, it's certainly one. It feels good to get the win, but we definitely have got to do something differently to start these games.
On getting the game to overtime
It's good to get a point. I thought we played a pretty good game. The penalty kill did a really good job out there. We played hard, did well, just couldn't get a few more goals out there.
On their high amount of shots
I guess the puck just wasn't going in tonight. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good game, had tons of chances, just couldn't bury more and come out with two points there.
On getting a point in the game being down late
It was a really, really solid game from us. Not much to dwell on, there was maybe a three- or four-minute spot at the end of the second we got a little bit loose and gave up some chances. Other than that, we were pretty good.
On believing they can come back in games
We don't seem to sit back at all, seems like we're able to keep pushing. Tonight after 40 minutes we liked where our game was at a lot.
Head coach Travis Green
On the overall game
It's good hockey, we played well today. I think we had almost 70 shot attempts. Obviously could've scored three or four in the first period easily. Pretty good game, good road game, good to get a point.
On believing they can come back in games
I think it depends on the game. The way the game was tonight I felt, I think we felt good. We were playing good. Could've had a few more goals easily. Their goalie played well. I think you just gotta stick with it.