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Postgame Notes and Quotes: December 13 at Winnipeg

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Winnipeg 1 vs. Anaheim 4
Dec. 13, 2014
MTS Centre
21-6-5, 47 Standings Points


Anaheim has won seven straight games to match a season-high. This marks the fifth time since the start of the 2013-14 season that the Ducks have won at least seven straight, with no other NHL team doing it more than twice (Pittsburgh and St. Louis both have two). There have been 14 total win streaks of seven games-or-more by NHL teams since the start of the 2013-14 season (five by Anaheim).

Extending his career-long consecutive starts streak to 18 games, Frederik Andersen improved his record to 17-4-4 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Andersen's 18-game streak is the most by an Anaheim goaltender since Jonas Hiller started a club-record 32 straight from Jan. 12-Mar. 18, 2012.

With his power-play goal in the second period, Jakob Silfverberg now has six points in his last seven games (3-3=6).

Ryan Getzlaf recorded his second consecutive two-point game (1-1=2) and 12th multi-point effort of the season. Getzlaf has 4-11=15 points in his last eight games and ranks seventh among NHL leaders in scoring (10-23=33) and fourth overall in assists.

Hampus Lindholm earned his 11th assist and 14th point of the season on Silfverberg's power-play goal. The assist was his fifth point in his last six games (0-5=5) and sixth point in eight games.

Nate Thompson scored his fifth career shorthanded goal, and first with the Ducks. Thompson has goals in consecutive games (2-0=2) for the first time since March 1-2, 2014 (3-0=3) with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

POSTGAME QUOTES

Ryan Getzlaf

On tonight’s win
Special teams were big for us. We got one on the power play and two on the kill. Any time you’re getting goals like that, it’s big for the group.

On the resilience of the team
We just have to stay focused and keep playing. All that other stuff I’ve said is just excuses. We have a lot of good guys in here that can fill those voids.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On tonight’s win
I thought it was a complete win. We didn’t get down after getting down 1-0. I thought we had a relay good opening period. We had a lot of confidence going into the second period, and all four lines were going. I have no complaints. I thought everybody was good.

On the team finding energy in the second half of a back-to-back
I wasn’t surprised at all. You get to know this team and they’re hungry to win. They want to win every game. It might not happen, but you know they’ll give it their best shot

On Frederik Andersen
He was great on the back-to-back. He was into it. You could tell he was moving around and he was sharp. It was a good game by everybody.

On Ryan Getzlaf

He’s stepping it up. He and Ryan Kesler are taking the bull by the horns. They’re leading in a positive direction. When those two guys are on top of their game, it makes it really good on us.
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