Anaheim 1 vs. Calgary 2
Oct. 20, 2019
6-3-0, 12 points
The Ducks dropped their first home game of the regular season following a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. The 16 goals the Ducks have allowed through five games at Honda Center are one fewer than the club had ever allowed through five home games (2006-07, 17). Anaheim has yet to allow more than two goals in any home game this season.
Jakob Silfverberg scored his fifth goal of the season 12 seconds into the second period, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead. With the goal, Silfverberg pushed his goal streak to three games (3-2=5). The Ducks winger also collected points for the fourth time in his last five games (4-2=6, +9).
Hampus Lindholm collected his team-leading sixth assist of the season on Silfverberg's tally. Manson also picked up an assist, giving the Anaheim blueliner three assists (0-3=3) in his last three games.
John Gibson stopped 27-of-29 shots.
Anaheim begins a four-game road trip Tuesday in Nashville (Oct. 22, 5 p.m PT). The trip also features games in Dallas (Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. PT), Colorado (Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. PT) and Vegas (Sunday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. PT).
Tonight's attendance was 15,690.
On not converting their scoring chances
Yeah, we certainly had our chances. One of those games where you felt like it could've gone either way. A couple of the mistakes that we had ended up in the back of our net and their goaltender made some huge saves at the end there, and that's the difference in the hockey game. Our chances were there, no doubt.
On this game serving as a learning experience
I think it's good. It's good experience for our young guys. Division games, you put the onus on those throughout the course of the season. They've had their fair share of that already, some of these guys that played last year, and playing San Jose and teams like that at the beginning of the season too. These guys are battle tested. They're ready. They're a big part of our team and they'll continue to be a big part of our team.
On liking their style of play over 60 minutes
Yeah, I think so for the most part. They had some pushes throughout the game, but I definitely think we created more than enough to score more than one goal tonight.
Head coach Dallas Eakins
On the difference in the game
We made a mistake in the second period, or in the third period, that got us behind. But again, I liked our resiliency. I thought we had numerous chances to not only tie it, but go ahead by a couple and we just couldn't get it in the net.
On John Gibson's play
It's to the point, why would we expect any less? That's a regular occurrence for him. That's the expectation he has on himself and it's always great when a young man like that has those expectations.
On his play tonight
I was just trying to play my game and make the saves that my teammates needed me to make. We knew it was going to be a tight checking game in this building, and the boys in front of me played extremely well tonight and cleared out anything that I left there laying for them.
On their response after their game last night
I thought everyone took accountability from last night and came out and played for each other tonight. There was a lot of good things that we did tonight which we needed to do more to be a successful team.
On taking advantage of his opportunity
It felt good to contribute, it's been a while since I've done that. To get in there and get rewarded was nice.
On his shots tonight
I think I had a little bit of time up at the top, had some room, and wasn't rushed so I could get good wood on stuff. When I was hitting it I felt like I was hitting it pretty hard.
Head coach Bill Peters
On his team's play
I thought everyone dug in. I thought we needed a response from the game we had last night, and we found a way to do that. Goaltender was good, penalty kill was three-for-three.
On Michael Stone's play
Stoney came in and gave us good minutes, obviously was shooting the puck. Prior to his goal he had a couple shots that, you know, are heavy, and they're hard to handle, and allows us to get on it and spend some time in the offensive zone.