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Postgame Notes and Quotes: April 9 vs. SJ

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim 5 vs. San Jose 2
Apr. 9, 2014
Honda Center
52-20-8, 112 Standings Points

With tonight’s victory, the Ducks have clinched the Pacific Division for the second consecutive year. It marks the third division title in club history (2007, 2013, 2014). The Western Conference-leading Ducks improved to 52-20-8, giving them a franchise-record 112 standings points (previous record was 110, 2006-07).

Anaheim also set a club record for goals in one season (257*), besting the previous mark of 254 (2006-07). The club tied a franchise record for most home wins in a season with 28 (previously set in 2007-08).
*does not include shootout goals

Anaheim has earned points in eight of the last 10 games (7-2-1), are 9-4-1 in its last 14 contests, 24-12-3 in its last 39 games and 37-14-5 in its last 56.

Corey Perry recorded his team-leading 23rd (130th of his career) multi-point game of the season (1-1=2). The goal was his 43rd of the season, second most in the NHL. He is currently on a three-game point streak (2-2=4) and has goals in five of the last seven games (6-4=10).

Patrick Maroon posted the first multi-goal game of his career (2-0=2).

With 0-2=2 points, Teemu Selanne tied Vincent Damphousse (773) for 38th on the all-time assist list.

Matt Beleskey collected 1-1=2 points and now has points in each of the last two games (2-1=3) and 3-2=5 points in his last six games.

In his first two NHL games, John Gibson has posted a 2-0-0 record with a .964 SV% (54 SV/56 SA) and a 1.00 GAA (2 GA/120 MIN).

With his second-period assist, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point/assist streak to three games (0-3=3). He has posted 2-17=19 points in the last 17 games.

Jakob Silfverberg scored his second SHG of the season and third of his career (1-0=1).

Tonight’s attendance was 17,322, a sellout including standing room only. Tonight marks Anaheim’s 11th consecutive sellout, continuing their longest streak of the season (previously six, Dec. 28-Jan. 12).



Corey Perry
On clinching the Pacific Division

We can be happy for a little bit, and then get back to getting ready for LA on Saturday. We can enjoy this one and enjoy the things we’ve accomplished so far, but there’s a lot more to be done.

Patrick Maroon
On his two-goal game

It’s very special. It’s my first time doing it. [Teemu] Selanne and [Mathieu] Perreault have been my linemates for most of the year, so they’ve been great for me all year. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think I would’ve done it. Hats off to them. They helped me out.

Teemu Selanne
On the next two games

We want to finish strong. That’s what really matters. Everybody is excited about the playoffs right now. We want to make sure nobody gets hurt, and go from there. We can’t wait until the playoffs start.

John Gibson
On clinching the Pacific Division

We knew coming in that it was for the title. To clinch it at home is a little more special. It was going to be a tough game, and we came out and played the way we knew how to play.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On clinching the Pacific Division

It’s cool because it’s a really tough division. When you start out, you have certain goals. One is to win the division, then the conference, then the Presidents’ [Trophy], and then you win every round of the playoffs to win the Cup. Those are your seven or eight goals. We’ve got one down, but we have others we want to have. We know it’s a tough grind. Every team you play is tough now.


Joe Thornton
On tonight's outcome

We played a heck of a game. We were in their end for the majority of the night. A couple of soft goals, we lose the game. That’s all.

On Gibson
He played well. He challenged us. We had some good looks but he was there. He’s a big goalie. They have two good goalies to choose from so it’s a good problem to have over there.

Dan Boyle
On the Kings

Obviously (it’s) going to be a pretty hard-fought series. Very good team over there. I believe we won the first one and they won the last one. We’ll see what happens.

On the Pacific Division Title
You can look at it tonight, you can look at something we did three, four, five games ago, or you can go back as far as you want to go. That is just the way it goes. We still like our team. We like our chances going into these playoffs. We are going to have a tough battle, like I was saying, no matter who we are about to face. Obviously we have our hands full with the team we are going to face.

Head coach Todd McLellan
On tonight's effort

It was the effort we expected from the group. I thought they played hard. We made more mistakes than they did and it ended up in our net more than it did theirs. But you can’t fault them for effort, for the attack mentality. Just mistakes ended up costing us. We could play that game again and clean some things up and we would probably leave a lot happier than we are now.

On pulling Niemi
We weathered their storm early. They came hard. We went up 1-0. The first goal, obviously one he would love to have back I’m sure. I was concerned coming out in the second that that would put us back on our heels but we responded well. Then they get the second one and we still responded. By the time the third one went in, you could feel the bench get a little deflated. We needed to do something at that point, so we made the change and I thought we responded well again but just not enough.

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