Anaheim 7 vs. Winnipeg 4
Oct. 29, 2019
8-6-0, 16 points
The Ducks set a season-high for goals scored as they improved to 5-1-0 at home with a 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center. With the victory, Anaheim matched its second-best home start in franchise history (third time, last: 2012-13) and best since a franchise-record 6-0-0 start in 2013-14. Anaheim's seven goals marked the highest offensive output for the club since an 8-2 victory March 8, 2019 vs. Montreal.
Cam Fowler became the franchise's all-time leader in goals by a defenseman with his 61st career tally, passing Scott Niedermayer (60). Fowler holds club records in goals, assists (218) and points (279) by a defenseman. He leads Anaheim blueliners with three goals this season.
Max Comtois extended his point streak to a career-best four games (3-1=4) with an assist on Ryan Getzlaf's second-period goal.
Adam Henrique scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to give Anaheim a 3-2 lead in the second period. Henrique ranks tied for seventh among NHL leaders in goals.
Ryan Getzlaf extended his goal streak to three games (3-1=4). Getzlaf ranks tied for second on the Ducks in goals (6) and tied for third in points (9).
Jakob Silfverberg posted his third multi-point game of the season with two assists tonight. Silfverberg leads the Ducks in points (11), co-leads in plus/minus (+11) and ranks tied for second in goals (6) and assists (5).
Derek Grant and Troy Terry each scored their second goals of the season. Grant's tally marked the third Anaheim goal in a span of 2:52 in the second period.
Nicolas Deslauriers and Michael Del Zotto each recorded single assists in the victory. Deslauriers' helper marked his first point as a Duck.
Carter Rowney scored Anaheim's sixth and seventh goals of the game, marking his second and third goals in his last three games (3-0=3).
John Gibson stopped 36-of-40 shots to earn his fifth victory of the season. Gibson has four wins in five starts on home ice this season.
Anaheim continues a season-long seven-game homestand against the Vancouver Canucks Friday Nov. 1 at Honda Center (7 p.m.).
Tonight's attendance was 15,171.
On Mahura's performance
That's what he was brought up here to do. He played great, especially under the circumstances. Jumps right in and looks like he didn't miss a beat out there. He was a big part of our win for sure.
On how big it is to have a rookie step in and contribute immediately
It's big. I think we're a team that's proud of the system we have in San Diego and guys that work hard down there, and when they get the opportunity to come up here they make a name for themselves.
On starting the homestand off with a win
It was a big win at home to start this homestand. We didn't have our best start, but we found a way to win. We had some good goaltending once again, and it seems like we had a lot of turnovers there and they were scoring and capitalizing. I think once we limited our turnovers and played a simpler game, we were able to get some puck luck out there.
On responding and rebounding after a loss in Vegas
I think we knew we didn't have a good game there, Sunday. I think everyone just wanted to kind of park that game and what happened, and no one was happy with it. So we wanted to come out here, we know we have some games at home in front of our home fans, and we wanted to respond. But, everyone in the locker room just knew we had better. Even tonight, I don't think we had the best first period but we were able to get together here and pull out a win.
On getting the call to come up and play
I got the call yesterday that I was coming up and wasn't too sure if I was going tonight, and then this morning found out I was going to play. Obviously, it's exciting and I'm happy to be back up.
Head coach Dallas Eakins
On having 11 different players on the score sheet and 10 different players blocking shots
That's the way it's going to be. It's just plain and simple. We're going to have to have everyone digging in and contributing. Whether it's goal scoring, saving goals, blocking shots, this is going to have to be a team effort each and every night.
On Mahura's season debut
It was great. I was excellent to see him have his head up, he was moving his feet, and he was all over loose pucks. I just thought he had an excellent night and obviously the three points is a great thing, but knowing Josh like I do, he's really happy with the win and more happy with just his overall play.
On if the Ducks' early goal in the second period was a turning point
I guess, yeah. They score a couple breakaway goals, a faceoff goal. You know, things that shouldn't happen in a hockey game at this level.
On their defensive play
We're good and we're not good. It's kind of every other game. I think it's hard to really know exactly how to answer that. Some areas of the ice that we need to tighten up on. You know, you're giving up breakaways, and giving up odd man rushes all over the ice, that's what it's gonna look like.
On when the game turned in the Ducks' favor
It was going back and forth a little more than we wanted it to. They got some easy chances and scored on them. You can't give any team in this league too much ice to skate on and we did that a couple times tonight.
On how they can be better defensively
It's the whole group. We gotta figure it out, and we gotta figure it out now. I think we've had some good games defensively, so we know we can do it. It's just a matter of consistency and giving ourselves a chance to win some games.
Head coach Paul Maurice
On the Ducks' goals in the second period
There was four on six I think for Helle [Connor Hellebuyck]. A couple of breaks, it wasn't an open game. We got caught on a line change that we shouldn't have tried to change on, but we were hanging in. Like we were in our end at that point, but that's one of the few shifts they spent time in our end. Wasn't a whole lot given up. I'm not putting it on the goalie, he's been too good for us up until this point.
On if they were cheating for offense on the Ducks' sixth goal
We're not cheating for offense we're trying to keep the puck alive. There's not enough time on the clock to be sitting off or pulling off.