Anaheim 2 vs. Chicago 3 OT
Nov. 3, 2019
9-6-1, 19 points
The Ducks suffered its first overtime loss of the season in a 3-2 setback to the Chicago Blackhawks at Honda Center. The result pushed Anaheim's home record to 6-1-1 and gave the club standings points in three straight games (2-0-1, 5 pts.).
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf became the first Duck in franchise history to reach 1,000 games. Getzlaf is the sixth NHL player in the last 40 NHL seasons to play their first 1,000 games with one franchise and win 548 (or more) of them (548-333-119). Getzlaf is also the eighth active player to appear in his first 1,000 career games with the same team, and the 53rd all-time (19th as a center). Getzlaf surpassed Corey Perry (988) for the all-time franchise lead in games played with his 989th career NHL appearance Oct. 11 at Columbus. Getzlaf leads the franchise in appearances and is followed by Perry (second), Teemu Selanne (third at 966 games), Cam Fowler (fourth at 635) and Steve Rucchin (fifth at 616).
PLAYERS WITH FIRST 1,000 GAMES WITH SAME TEAM IN LAST 40 YEARS (RANKED BY WINS)
Tomas Holmstrom (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 598 team wins
Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 581 team wins
Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 566 team wins
Patrik Elias (New Jersey) - 1,000 career games, 562 team wins
Alex Ovechkin (Washington) - 1,000 career games, 549 team wins
Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim) - 1,000 career games, 548 team wins (entering tonight)
Henrik Sedin (Vancouver) - 1,000 career games, 547 team wins
Getzlaf collected his 934th career point (268-666=934) with an assist on Sam Steel's second-period goal, extending his point streak to five games (4-2=6).
Tonight marked Anaheim's 2,000th game in club history. The Ducks hold an all-time record of 953-777-270 and rank 10th among NHL teams in points (2,176) since their debut.
Nick Ritchie tied the game with a power-play goal in the third period. With the goal, Ritchie has points in four of his last six games (1-3=4). Cam Fowler assisted on the game-tying goal, giving him 1-2=3 points in his last three games.
Erik Gudbranson scored his first goal of the season, marking his first point as a Duck. Gudbranson has a +4 rating in five games since being acquired from Pittsburgh Oct. 25.
Sam Steel recorded his second career multi-point game (0-2=2).
Tonight's attendance was 15,576. Anaheim continues a season-long seven-game homestand against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday Nov. 5 at Honda Center (7 p.m.).
On coming away with one point
I was happier with our start tonight although we came away down two (goals). We took some penalties and stuff again in the first which doesn't allow you to get any rhythm in the hockey game, but we did a good job battling back and getting that point.
On playing in his 1,000th NHL game and his tribute during the first period
It was great. Obviously the crowd, this is our home building and I've been here a long time, and it was a very warm welcome. A little emotional during the game and a little bit embarrassing. I'm not very good at those things, but it was great to see the family and having everybody here.
On tonight's game
There were some good things in the game, I guess. We came back from two goals and tied it, got into overtime and then lost in overtime. We got a point so it wasn't all bad, but we would've liked to have two.
On getting a better start tonight
Yeah, after one (period) we were down two to nothing. I don't think that was necessarily how the game went. We took a few penalties which hurt us. They scored on the power play, but I think for most of the period we had some good chances and took it to them a bit 5-on-5. Obviously, their power play was good in the first.
Head coach Dallas Eakins
On tonight's game
I thought our start was better, but then the penalties took away from that. Again, it just seemed like a sleepy game. Obviously, them playing last night was an opportunity for us to really jump on them hard. I'm not sure we quite accomplished what we wanted there, but always good to come back and get back in the game.
On how meaningful it is for Getzlaf to play 1,000 NHL games
I think it's probably been a great privilege for everyone around here watching that young man grow up. He's been given much by the organization and he's given everything that he has back. To play 1,000 games in one jersey is a very hard thing to do and we are all very, very proud of his accomplishment.
On scoring his first NHL goal
It's a dream. All of us look up to scoring your first goal and playing in the NHL. It happened.
On what scoring did for his confidence
I don't know, I just got more nervous after I scored that goal. Of course it's nice to get the first out of the way. Everyone wants to score their first goal. I'm just gonna keep playing.
On how bad they needed that overtime goal
It's always nice to score, it's nice to score in overtime, nice for the team to get a win. Three out of four points in this California swing so far, it's a good start.
On if it's nice getting a positive feeling in the locker room
Absolutely, didn't really have the greatest start to the season. Obviously, we're trying to hang in there, hang tough, and play the way that we need to, to win hockey games. I thought we did a lot of good things tonight, and some things we could still do better.
Head coach Jeremy Colliton
On the game
Obviously very happy that we got the win. Happy for the guys to feel good. We got a day off tomorrow, so a little mental health for them I think. I thought we had an excellent start. Really liked the beginning of the game. We were much cleaner with the puck on the breakout and that helped us to spend less time in our end. We draw a couple penalties, come through on the powerplay.
On how big it was to get two points tonight
We've had a lot of things go against us it seems like, particularly that home stretch where I thought we played pretty well. We just could not seem to put it together as far as results go, and ultimately those points are what allow you to kind of breathe easy and gain a little confidence in your game.