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Postgame Notes and Quotes - November 12 vs. Tampa Bay

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Postgame Notes
Anaheim 1 vs Tampa Bay 2
Nov. 12, 2017
Honda Center
7-7-3, 17 points

Jakob Silfverberg scored the first goal for Anaheim and his fifth of the season at 3:48 of the third period. Silfverberg now has three goals in his last two games (3-0=3) and four in his last five games (4-0=4).

Chris Wagner collected his career-high eighth point (2-6=8) of the season, while Andrew Cogliano earned his 11th point (assist) and second assist in as many games (0-2=2).

John Gibson stopped 35-of-37 shots in tonight's contest. The 35 saves and 37 shots are Gibson's third most he has faced in a game this season.

Randy Carlyle surpassed Hall-of-Famer Art Ross (802) to take sole possession of 38th on the all-time games list for NHL head coaches.

With his appearance in tonight's contest, Antoine Vermette is one game shy of reaching 1,000 career NHL games. Vermette will be the 17th active skater to reach the milestone in his next game.

The Ducks continue their five-game homestand as they take on the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).

Tonight's attendance was 15,707.

Postgame Quotes

Anaheim Ducks

Corey Perry
On the takeaways from the game
Our goalie held us in the first period. He made some big saves for us. That wasn't the way to play a game against a team like that, but we found a way to claw back into the hockey game. A bounce here and there it could go either way.

On the third period
If you look at our third period, we were on our toes and playing with desperation. We were effective. We started to hound some pucks. You have to play a full 60 minutes in this league. It was 0-0 after one, but at the same time, it could've been a different story.

On the disallowed goal
I think everybody knows it's in. You can't see the whole thing across the line, but that's the tough part. It goes either way. It evens out over the course of the season.

Brandon Montour
On the disallowed goal
I thought it was in. [We] thought it was in. But with video [replay], you couldn't really see the puck. They took a while to figure out whether or not to call it, so it's a tough play. We wished to have that one, but we had three minutes or so left. It gave us a chance. Tough call, hard to make.

On moving forward
We've been happy with how we've been playing the last couple of games. Tampa is considered the best team in the league right now. To have an opportunity like that, in a close game like that, it's a positive. Every team can beat every team. We would've loved to have that one.

Head coach Randy Carlyle
On the game
We didn't have a very good start. They managed the puck and had control of the puck much more than we did early in the hockey game. We were standing around, watching, and we were playing in awe of them. If you allow that to a skilled group like the Tampa Bay Lightning, they're going to make us look ordinary, and they did. We finally got our feet under us in the last half of the game. In the third [period], I thought we did a lot of good things. We came up short. We missed an assignment for the winning goal, and that's how tight hockey is.

On the disallowed goal
I think everybody in the building would say it appeared to be in, but you have to have definitive proof that the puck was in the net. That is the rule. It's unfortunate it didn't go in our favor, but, to truthfully tell you, could you tell if the puck entered the net? Everybody thought it was because it was under the pad, but that's the reality. That's the way the rules are. Sometimes you get those breaks, and they go for you, and sometimes they don't. Tonight was one of those nights it didn't go for us.

Tampa Bay Lightning

J.T. Brown
On scoring against John Gibson
He was making some great saves. He played well all game. You just got to try not to get discouraged and keep going forward.

On gaining momentum with early scoring chances
As long as you keep moving the right way and not get frustrated because you're not scoring. As long as we keep pushing forward like we did, we are going to continue to get those chances. That's our mindset there.

On the undefeated road trip
Any time you can win three games in a row on the road, especially when you come out here and play the big boys, it's definitely good for us.

Chris Kunitz
On the offensive effort
It's been a long trip, but I think we came out and started the first period really well. We outshot them, out-chanced them by pushing the pace of the game. They came back in the third. They're a good team, but hopefully the better team won tonight with us finding a way to get one in the end.

On the current win streak
We're obviously having fun because we're winning. We are trying to do it the right way. We are trying to take it on a game-by-game basis and try to get better every single day. If you can tilt the ice in your favor for 31 or 33 minutes, you're usually going to be doing a good job. We still have to keep getting better, keep growing as a team.

Head coach Jon Cooper
On the West Coast road trip being the biggest test of the year
Coming through California is a tough trip and everybody out East knows that. You're hoping, is there any way you can get six points out of that? Obviously, we started the trip off right by taking those two (San Jose and Los Angeles) but this is a tough game. You have a couple days in between, it's an afternoon game, we've been on the road a week, we know we are going home right after this and I was really impressed with the guys focus in trying to get this win tonight.

On the goaltending
It was definitely a goaltending duel tonight. The guys both played well. Probably the first two periods he (Vasilevskiy) sat there for a lot of it and didn't see a lot of work, then had to respond to the challenge of the third. That's why he is our guy back there. In those tight games, when we just couldn't get that two goal lead, he was there and he was huge for us. It was big.

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