Anaheim 4 vs. Vancouver 1
Nov. 9, 2017
7-6-3, 17 points
The Ducks came from behind for the fourth time this season en route to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center. The Ducks scored three power-play goals for the first time since Dec. 11, 2016 vs. Ottawa (3-for-4) and extended their standings point streak to three games (4 points, 1-0-2) with the win.
Jakob Silfverberg's two goals in 35 seconds during the third period were the second-fastest by a single player in franchise history. The club record for the fastest two goals by one player is 13 seconds (J.F. Jomphe in the second period of a 5-4 win on Dec. 13, 1996 vs. Washington). Silfverberg registered his first multi-goal game this season (2-0=2) and the 12th in his career.
Rickard Rakell recorded a career-high three assists (0-3=3) for his second consecutive multi-point game. Rakell leads the team in scoring with 6-8=14 points and is riding a four-game point streak (1-6=7).
Hampus Lindholm tied the contest in the first with his third goal of the season at 17:11 on the power play. With his appearance in tonight's game, Lindholm surpassed Niclas Havelid (310) for ninth on the franchise's all-time games played list for defensemen.
Sami Vatanen collected his 91st career assist to pass Fredrik Olausson (90) for sole-possession of sixth on the franchise's all-time assists list for defensemen.
Brandon Montour scored the second goal of the game on the power play, earning his fifth of the season. Montour leads Anaheim defensemen in points with 5-4=9.
Kevin Roy made his NHL debut in tonight's contest. Roy was drafted by Anaheim in the fourth round (97th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Randy Carlyle tied Art Ross (802) for 38th on the all-time games list for NHL head coaches.
The Ducks continue their five-game homestand on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Honda Center (5 p.m. PT).
Tonight's attendance was 16,038.
On scoring twice in 35 seconds
I've been feeling better as the games have been coming in the season. I've been having chances, just not managing to get the puck in. I had two shots and both went in. That's a good feeling. It was a big win tonight. We needed this one as a team.
On the team scoring three power-play goals
We've been practicing it so much these last couple of days. We talk a lot about it, too. We had a good practice this morning. We told ourselves we have to go out and play with confidence. It showed. It opened up more space.
On his goal
With a two-man advantage, you just want to redirect pucks at the net. I know there was a scrum, and Silvy [Silfverberg] and Perry were going backdoor. I just tried to get it in there. It was fun to see it go in.
On the team scoring three power-play goals
That was huge for our confidence. We have to build on that. We need to keep working on the good things we did.
Head coach Randy Carlyle
On the power play
It's been a long wait for our power play to awaken. Tonight we were more determined to get pucks back on our entry. We moved the puck effectively and got the puck directed on net. We were more tenacious and hungrier for the puck. We need to bottle that and maintain that as we go forward. You have to credit the power play, but also the penalty killing for keeping them off the score sheet.
On tonight's game
We were able to establish a strong forechecking game. We played with the puck a lot in the offensive zone. We didn't throw the puck away blindly or foolishly. We tried to make plays. We played more of a grind game, and that's going to be necessary for the group we have.
On the team's recent losing stretch
I think it's turnovers, it's making mistakes. It's a lot of little things. If you do the right things over and over, you're going to win a lot of games. You're going to get lucky a couple games, but sooner or later it's going to catch up to you and that's what we saw today.
On getting outplayed against a team with multiple injuries
Like I said, if you don't show up every game this is what's going to happen. It's been coming. There's been three or four games in a row where we shouldn't have won and it caught up to us today.
On getting outshot the past few games
It's all on us. For the most part, it's us executing. It's us getting pucks to the net and getting bodies in front. We are trying to make the pretty play or the pass in front when we should be putting the pucks in the net and getting guys there.
Head Coach Travis Green
On going into the third period down 2-1
We were lucky to be 2-1 after two. We got what we deserved. We weren't a very good hockey team tonight and I haven't said that many times at all this year. We'll get a good practice in tomorrow. We are going to have to be better.
On the team's execution
We weren't very good with the puck. Against that team, they want to play a territorial game, a lot like us. They broke out of their end a lot easier than we broke out of ours.