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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 2 vs. Calgary

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Game 2
Ducks lead 2-0

Anaheim 3 vs. Calgary 0
May 3, 2015
Honda Center

The Ducks tied the franchise record with their sixth straight playoff win, earning a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. Anaheim has won six consecutive postseason games two previously, including May 1-11, 2006 (Games 6 & 7 of CQF vs. CGY & Games 1-4 of CSF vs. COL) and Apr. 10-26, 2003 (Games 1-4 of CQF vs. DET & Games 1 & 2 of CSF vs. DAL). This is also the second time in club history the Ducks have started 6-0 in the postseason (including the aforementioned 2003 streak). Over the last 25 years (since 1990), only five other teams have started the playoffs with six consecutive wins and only the Ducks have done it twice. The others are the 2008 Penguins, 2003 Ducks, 1999 Stars & Red Wings and 1994 Rangers.

Frederik Andersen matched a franchise playoff record with his sixth consecutive win, stopping all 30 shots for his first career postseason shutout. Andersen tied a club record originally set by J.S. Giguere (Apr. 10-26, 2003) and tied by Ilya Bryzgalov (May 1-11, 2006).

Corey Perry’s 5-8=13 points is the most to start a playoff season since PHI’s Claude Giroux (6-8=14) in 2012. Perry, who pushed his scoring streak to four games (3-7=10) tonight, continues to lead the NHL in scoring and now also co-leads in assists.

Ryan Getzlaf recorded his second consecutive multi-point game (0-2=2), giving him 1-5=6 points in his last two contests. Getzlaf is tied for first among playoff leaders in assists (8) and tied for 10th in scoring (2-8=10).

Matt Beleskey earned his second goal in as many games, opening the scoring in both Game 1 and 2. Ryan Kesler drew the primary assist, giving the Anaheim center 3-3=6 points in his last five games. Jakob Silfverberg picked up the first helper, improving his point total to 2-5=7 in his last five contests.

Hampus Lindholm extended his career high point streak to four consecutive games (1-4=5) with his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal at 11:15 of the third period. Nate Thompson added his first goal of the 2015 postseason and first playoff goal as a Duck (empty net) at 17:44 of the third.

The Ducks recorded 20 shots in the first period, the most since recording 22 in the second period of a 2-1 win in Game 5 of the CSF, May 3, 2007 vs. VAN.

Tonight’s attendance was 17,299, a sellout including standing room only.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Kesler

On winning in any fashion
We knew we’d get their best push, and I thought we generated a lot in the first. They came back strong in the second period. They threw a lot at Freddie [Andersen], but he stood tall. He threw up a zero for us.

On eliminating second-chance opportunities
That’s the thing with that team. You have to keep them on the outside. You have to eliminate their defense.

Hampus Lindholm
On Andersen’s performance
He deserves a lot more credit. He’s a great goalie. He makes the saves when we really need them. He was solid, and he kept us in the game. We tried to help him out as much as we could. He’s been huge for us.

On the Flames
We know they’re a good team. We’re not going to underestimate them. We know they’re going to come out even harder in the first game at Calgary. We just have to keep doing our thing and playing our game.

Frederik Andersen
On fending off the Flames
They came a little harder [after the first period], and that’s usually how it goes when you get dominated like that in the period. You come out really hard and try to change the momentum. But we kept working hard. We played really well.

On teammates eliminating second-chance opportunities

They cleared away every rebound. There wasn’t much traffic to deal with because they boxed them out really well. They blocked shots for me a lot of the times.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On the series through two games
Tonight was nip and tuck the whole game. We were good in the first period, but once you have that many shots and you only have a 1-0 lead, I was a little afraid. In the second period, they came at us really hard. We held our own and didn’t get scored on. They were coming really hard in the third period until we got that goal. I don’t think by any stretch of the imagination this was a dominant effort by us.

On the first period
Other than the fact that we didn’t covert, I thought it was really good. [Karri] Ramo was better than good. When you play against a goalie playing like that, you start to worry. You have to make sure you’re perfect. We weren’t perfect, but Freddie was there when we needed him to be there.

CALGARY FLAMES

Karri Ramo

On the game
They are some good things we did in the game and we battled really hard but we lost it. Now we’re in a bit of a hole. We go home and we feel really good playing at home. We win two games here and we’re right back in it.
 
On the last 40 minutes
We started playing with our strengths. We sped it up and we kept the puck deep and kept it away from their goalie. So we got some zone time and played smart hockey and got some chances. It’s just not enough right now. It’s not the end of the world. We’re going home and we have two big home games.
 
Sean Monahan
On the series
You’ve obviously got to get better throughout the series and you’ve got to make adjustments throughout the game and stuff like that. Anaheim’s a good team and we’ve got to make some adjustments here and do whatever we can to find a way to win.
 
On Karri Ramo
Both of our goalies have been good all year for us. He’s a great goalie and he made some key saves for us. It could have been a totally different game but that’s what the playoffs are all about, for guys to step up and tonight [he] did that for us and helped us to stay in it early.
 
Kris Russell
On the Ducks
We can talk all we want about how we can compete with these guys but we’ve got to show that we can. I thought we did there in the second and third. We’ve got to build from that. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easier. It doesn’t mean we go home and we’re just going to find our game. We’ve got to earn everything against this team. We’ve got to make sure we’re prepared to do that in Game 3.

Head Coach Bob Hartley
On the game
Karri [Ramo] gave us a chance, especially in the first period. He came up with some huge saves. If it was not for Karri in the first period, this game would have been over. He really gave us a chance. He did exactly what we were expecting our goalie to do.  

On the final 40 minutes
I felt that especially the last 30 minutes we regained our composure, we regained our structure. The first 20 minutes we looked like 20 strangers out there that we just met for the first time. They were all over us. We had a few bad pinches, a few bad reads and they’re a team that will make you pay whenever you give them outnumbered situations. They’re so good that usually they’re going to score some goals. Like I said before, Karri was the difference in the first period.
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