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Postgame Notes and Quotes: December 3 vs. Philadelphia

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 5 vs. Philadelphia 4 SO
Dec. 3, 2014
Honda Center
16-6-5, 37 Standings Points
 
The Ducks improved to 16-6-5 with a 5-4 SO victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Honda Center. With wins in five of its last seven games (5-2-0), Anaheim now co-leads the league in standings points (37) with Tampa Bay.

Anaheim has now won four consecutive games against Philadelphia, marking a franchise best vs. the Flyers. 

Frederik Andersen recorded his second straight win and 12th of the season, stopping 31-of-35 shots. Andersen stretched his career high consecutive start streak to 13, the most by an Anaheim goaltender since Jonas Hiller started a club-record 32 straight from Jan. 12-Mar. 18, 2012. He also earned his second career NHL assist on Cam Fowler’s goal in the second period.

With his seventh goal of the season, Sami Vatanen set a career high in goals and matched his career high in points. He has 7-14=21 points in 27 games, leading Anaheim defensemen and ranking tied for second among NHL defensemen in goals and points. Vatanen also has 4-10=14 points in his last 14 games.

Ryan Getzlaf recorded 1-1=2 points and leads the team in scoring this season (8-17=25). Getzlaf has nine multi-point games this season and has 3-5=7 points in his last seven games.

Cam Fowler notched his third goal of the season at the 8:14 mark in the second period. Fowler has 1-2=3 points in his last three games and 3-11=14 points thus far this season.

With two assists, Corey Perry has collected 14-8=22 points in 22 games this season. He leads the team in goals and ranks second in points. Perry also scored the game-deciding shootout goal, the 12th of his career.

Hampus Lindholm recorded his seventh assist of the season. Lindholm has 3-7=10 points this season and 1-2=3 points in his last four games.

Patrick Maroon collected 1-1=2 points, for his second multi-point game of 2014-15. Maroon has recorded 2-4=6 points in his last six games and 2-10=12 points 19 games this season.

Jakob Silfverberg notched his 11th assist of the season on Fowler’s second-period goal. 

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS


Corey Perry
On tonight’s game
We were one second away for the full two points, but we battled hard tonight. We were down 3-1. We had a lot of pace tonight. There were a lot of guys who stepped up and made big plays for us.

On ending the power-play drought
It’s been tough on the power play. We moved it around tonight and that’s all we need to do. We had a meeting about it and really talked about what to do to succeed at it. We had chances and finally got the so-called “greasy one.”

Patrick Maroon
On his power-play goal
It was in Perry’s feet and I tried to find it. I hit it between his feet, got a lucky bounce and it went in. That was pretty exciting for me. It feels good getting that one, especially against those guys.

On overcoming adversity
We’ve been battling since training camp. We’ve been battling through it. We’re a good, close team. We have a good call-up system. Guys are coming in and playing great roles for us. It’s been great for us all year.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On erasing a two-goal deficit
We never thought we were out of it. We weren’t happy with the 3-1 deficit, but we thought we were in it. It was a good thing Getzlaf scored quickly after they made it 3-1 so we didn’t get a chance to get down any further. We battled back and finally scored on the power play.

On Sami Vatanen’s performance
He knows when to go. He took it upon himself. You always think he’s going to get checked, but he finds a way to wiggle his way through everybody. I hope he doesn’t stop doing that.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Steve Mason

On the game
We’ll take the one point. It was great to see the guys battle with a couple seconds to go.

On playing back-to-back games
It’s my job to be ready for every single game as a number one. I think if you look around the league, number one guys play back-to-backs all the time. I felt fine tonight energy-wise.

Wayne Simmonds

On the game
We’re playing better hockey. We’re going to start picking up more points as things go along if we keep playing this way. Again, we’re not playing the complete, full 60. Our effort is definitely there, a lot more in the previous games. I think as a result we’re closer in games. I think we still have to figure out a few things, but I like the effort overall. 

On the game-tying goal
I just went to the net. Guys did a great job battling. The puck was kicked off to the side and I was lucky enough for it to find my stick and for me to put it in.

Head Coach Craig Berube
On the game
I thought that we lost the point tonight. We were up 3-1. We have to shut the door, we have to play smarter hockey. I thought we let them back in the game, just from defensive mistakes.

On getting a point
I thought they battled hard and they fought back and they tied it up. Give ourselves a chance to win in OT, but it didn’t happen. I liked the way our team is competing. The work ethic is there but we have to be smarter.
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