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Postgame Notes and Quotes: February 23 vs. Detroit

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim 4 vs. Detroit 3 SO
Feb. 23, 2015
Honda Center
38-16-7, 83 Standings Points

The Ducks exploded for three goals in three minutes and 47 seconds of third period en route to a 4-3 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Honda Center. The Ducks lead the NHL with 26 wins in one-goal games (26-0-7) and are the only NHL team without a regulation loss in a game decided by one goal. The club also leads the NHL with 13 overtime/shootout wins with a 13-2-6 record. Anaheim has won three consecutive games, scoring nine of its 11 goals in the third period.

The Ducks have won a franchise-record four straight games over the Red Wings dating to Dec. 17, 2013, sweeping back-to-back season series in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Francois Beauchemin collected his sixth career goal at 12:57 of the third period, giving him points in five of his last six games (4-1=5). Beauchemin is riding a career-tying three-game goal streak (3-0=3), matching his personal best from Oct. 17-21, 2008 (3-0=3). He is one goal shy of matching his career best, set in 2005-06 (8) and tied in 2011-12 (8).

Emerson Etem scored his third goal of the season at 11:27 of the third, tying the game at 2-2. Etem’s goal was the 13th of his NHL career.

Andrew Cogliano opened the scoring for the Ducks with his fourth goal in the last five games (4-1=5) and 10th of the season. Cogliano, who appeared in his 600th consecutive game on Feb. 21 at Edmonton, has recorded 10 goals-or-more in all eight of his NHL seasons.

Ryan Getzlaf’s 39th assist of the season on Beauchemin’s goal was also his 27th primary assist of 2014-15, tops among all NHL players.

With the primary assist on Andrew Cogliano’s goal, Hampus Lindholm now has 1-4=5 points in his last four games and 2-10=12 points in his last 16. Lindholm (6-22=28) has tied his career high in goals and is two assists and two points shy of matching in personal bests from his rookie season in 2013-14.

Jakob Silfverberg scored his league-leading ninth shootout goal of the season in the second round. Among active skaters, Silverberg ranks first in shootout efficiency (min. 15 attempts) with a 60.9% career conversion rate (14-for-23).


Andrew Cogliano

On the comeback
I thought it turned when we didn’t panic getting down by two. We learned our lesson in terms of times during the season when we’ve gone down two or three and lost our composure and taken penalties trying to win the game in five minutes. I thought tonight we stuck to the game plan and kept forcing them, putting more pressure on them. You get one and you start feeling good, the crowd gets into it and you get a couple more.

On Howard leaving rebounds in front of him,
He was letting pucks out in front of him, and those are goals we need to get this time of year.

Francois Beauchemin
On the comeback
Down 2-0 going into the third, we didn’t quit. We kept going. They did a good job the first two periods of keeping shots down and blocking shots. We couldn’t find a way to get shots through, and finally in the third we did and it paid off.

On the third period
We were just sticking with it. In the third, we came out a little more aggressive, keeping pucks in the zone, working the walls and getting pucks through. And we got a couple rebound goals. I thought we responded the right way in the third. Gibby [John Gibson] was really good all night and gave us a chance to win.

Emerson Etem
On his goal
I tried to play my game and bring that energy. It was a great job by Stoney [Clayton Stoner] there, and I was just able to follow it up. It kind of had a wicked bounce, and I was just able to slide it through.

On the comeback
We have the personnel in this locker room where if we score one, we know we have the guys to keep it coming. We didn’t stop believing.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On the comeback
We hung in. A lot of times this year, you get down two like that and all of a sudden things unravel and you’re down three and we’re getting mad. We stayed within striking distance of a team that was outplaying us the first two periods. In the third period when you’re getting outplayed, you get that goal and you get some emotion in the game. We got that second one and third one, and I think we had a bad change on their tying goal. We got lucky and won it.

On Francois Beauchemin
It’s not necessarily the goals. It’s the leadership that he’s showing the last three games that’s been inspiring. That’s what you want to see from a leader.


Pavel Datsyuk
On third period
We missed three goals. After we tried to come back and score to tie the game. We needed to just keep playing how we played in the first two periods.

On what happened before Anaheim’s rally
I think after it was 2-0 we tried to be safe and play back. They started to shoot everything and follow the rebounds.

Teemu Pulkkinen
On playing with Pavel Datsyuk
It’s great. For sure one of the best players in this league. He’s been great these past couple games. He is the leader of the team for sure. It is great to play with him and watch him working every day

On the game
I think we played good. The first 40 minutes was really good. The start of the third period wasn’t that good but overall I think the game was really good. We worked hard and unfortunately we couldn’t get the two points but I think the effort was really good.

Mike Babcock
On the game
I thought we played real well tonight, to be honest. I thought we controlled the game. The puck found a way in our net a couple times. I didn’t like it but I thought our team played good and played hard. Our kids were good. I thought Sheahan had a good night against Getzlaf. I thought Glendening’s line was real solid. I thought we got a good effort with Weiss’s line, shut them down early. And Pavel was good.

On timeout after Ducks scored two
It’s going in our net, let’s settle down. That didn’t work. They shot one more in our net.

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