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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Feb. 4 at Los Angeles

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

POSTGAME NOTES
Los Angeles 2 vs. Anaheim 4
Feb. 4, 2016
Staples Center
24-18-7, 55 Standings Points

The Ducks have won five straight games (5-0-0), seven of their last eight (7-1-0) and are 12-3-1 in the last 16 contests. Anaheim also has a seven-game road standings point streak (5-0-2, 12 pts.), its longest since a seven-game streak from Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2013 (6-0-1, 13 pts.).

Ryan Getzlaf (1-1—2), who has spent his entire NHL career with the Ducks, became the second player in franchise history to record 500 assists. The other: Teemu Selanne (531).

David Perron posted 1-2—3 in the victory. Perron, who has 3-5—8 in his first six contests with Anaheim, registered his first three-point game since Jan. 13, 2015 vs. MIN (2-1—3 w/ PIT).

John Gibson made 23 saves for his third consecutive win; he paces the NHL with a 1.92 goals-against average this season.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Getzlaf

On his goal
Our line was effective early. It felt good. It was nice to actually rip one and put it past [Jonathan Quick].

On his chemistry with David Perron

He’s a puck-handler. He’s strong on the puck. He plays a lot like Pears [Corey Perry]. They’re both kind of pests out there. We have Stewie [Chris Stewart] skating and getting us the puck. It makes my job a lot easier when he goes in every time and either coughs the puck up or gets it himself.

On the team’s success
We’re playing a lot better hockey. We just have to continue along the same path. When we weren’t scoring goals, we tightened things up defensively and found ways to win games. We have to stick with that mentality when they’re going in as well.

David Perron
On playing with Getzlaf
It’s all about him. He’s finding me all over the ice. He’s making the right plays. I’m just trying to contribute. [Stewart] is doing a great job clearing space and being hard on the forecheck. He’s also making plays. We have more than one line going. Tonight it was our line, and tomorrow it might be someone else.

On his success with the Ducks
The style of play is great. It’s more of a cycling style in the offensive zone, holding onto pucks. It might be a little slower of a pace, but more grinding. That’s the way I’ve been playing. 

Hampus Lindholm
On his power-play goal
I wanted to be more patient with it and read off my forward. I saw where [Anze Kopitar’s] feet were turning. He cheated a little bit, and I walked in. Somehow, the puck went in.

On the team’s success
We’ve been keeping up good defense, but we’re starting to provide offense. That’s really what we need.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On the team’s effort
Sometimes you have a feeling with the way the guys practice the day before, and the way they’re carrying themselves around the rink. You knew they were going to be really into the game. Our guys were really into the game, and I thought it showed. I thought we played really well.

On Getzlaf’s goal
When he scored, everyone was really happy for him. In the history of this team, if he’s playing the way he can, like he was tonight, usually the rest of the team follows suit.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Kyle Clifford
On his first game back
It's obviously not the result we wanted. We wanted to get two points in this big division game. We didn’t come out, and weren’t ready to play.

On trailing by two goals in the first period
It’s the NHL. You can’t be going down two goals in the first period. You have to come out and have a better start to the game. To win in this league, you can’t be turning the puck over. We need to do a better job of cleaning up.

Tyler Toffoli
On their slow start
The whole game didn’t go the way that we wanted it to, and I’m pretty sure it showed to everybody in the arena and watching it. We didn’t play the way we wanted to play. We were turning pucks over, and when you are down 2-0 ten minutes into the game, it is tough to come back.

On the second period
We scored the power-play goal and couldn’t find a way to get some more offense and more momentum going. They went down and scored and we have to be better, and better defensively. There is a big road trip coming up.

Head Coach Darryl Sutter
On Anaheim's centers
I think their centermen dominated our centermen. I think we were ready, but not quite ready for that.

On pulling Quick
There’s a chance a goalie gets pulled once in a while. Even the Anaheim Ducks pull their goalie once in a while.

On Perron's performance
It was his first game [last time the Kings played them]. They’re a good hockey club. They’re the team to beat. Just ask most of the people in this room. They’re supposed to win the Stanley Cup; they’re supposed to win the division. We’ve got to look at it like we are in a series with them and we are 1-1. It’s the same game as the one in Anaheim last week, and it was 3-1 at one point. It’s two teams who don’t normally give up much.
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