Anaheim 5 vs. Philadelphia 3
Jan. 30, 2014
40-11-5, 85 Standings Points
The Ducks are 12-3-0 in their last 15 games and 22-4-0 in their last 26 games. This is Anaheim’s 12th win in their last 14 games at Honda Center (12-2-0).
The Ducks improved to 40-11-5 (85 points) overall. This remains Anaheim’s best ever start to a season (now through 56 games), besting the previous mark of 33-15-8 for 74 points in 2006-07. It’s also the deepest into a season that the Ducks have ever led the league in points (previously 48 games, 2006-07).
Anaheim is now 22-2-2 (46 pts.) at Honda Center this season, the best home start since the 2011-12 Detroit Red Wings (23-2-1, 47 pts.).
For the second time in as many months, the Ducks have tied the club record for wins in a calendar month. The Ducks are 11-3-0 in January following an 11-1-1 December. Prior to December, the club had won 11 games in a calendar month three times in club history (never before in December or January).
With 187 goals scored this season, the Ducks have scored the most goals through 56 games in club history. In addition Anaheim’s 133 goals allowed are the fewest in club history
Saku Koivu played in the 1,100th game of his career, tallying 1-1=2 points. The goal ties him with Joe Sacco (62) for 11th on the Ducks all-time goal list.
Teemu Selanne tied Scott Mellanby (1,431) for 25th on the all-time games played list.
Ryan Getzlaf scored his career-high 26th goal of the season as part of a two-point night (1-1=2). Getzlaf, whose previous career high in goals was 25 in 2008-09 and 2006-07, is now on a three-game point streak (1-3=4). He also has points in 11 of the last 12 games he has played (6-10=16) and owns a plus-or-even rating in all 12 contests (+9)
Corey Perry extended his point streak to four games (2-2=4) with his team-leading 29th goal of the season. Perry has 7-9=16 points in his last 13 games and is a plus-or-even in all 13 appearances (+10)
Frederik Andersen has won five consecutive starts, recording a 2.00 GAA (10 GA/299 MIN) and a .935 SV% (145-155). He is unbeaten at Honda Center, going 7-0-0 in 8 appearances (6 starts) with a 1.42 GAA (10 GA/423 MIN) and .953 SV% (201-211).
Daniel Winnik scored his fourth career SHG (1-0=1) and sixth career GWG (first this season) in his 100th game as a Duck.
Tonight’s attendance was 16,007.
On his fight with Steve Downie
He said to me, earlier, that I owed him one from the first game of the year when he was in Colorado. He asked me to go and I thought it was an okay time to do it.
On what was different tonight than two nights ago
A lot of things. We didn’t play very good the other night. Like we’ve been able to do most of the season is rebound after a tough game. I thought our guys skated well tonight. We moved the puck better and we got some results.
On the bounce-back win
We kind of had a stinker against Minnesota. The talk the past couple days was to come out and put forth a good effort, and I think we did that tonight. When we’ve been successful, we’ve been throwing the body around.
On his shorthanded goal (his first goal since Oct. 10 vs. NYR)
It felt good. It was a long time coming. You think about it, like when is one going to go in? You have chance after chance or even some tips that you see other guys score on. It weighs on you a bit. It’s nice to get that pressure off me.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On the bounce back win
We preach about it a lot, bouncing back after a loss. When I talk about losing streaks following winning streaks, you try to make it a point to not let it snowball. Not that it won’t happen, but that’s what we talk about.
On playing a physical style of game
It was a pretty physical game. They were trying to push us around, but I thought we did a pretty good job of standing up for ourselves. We can play that kind of game if people want.
On the first period
It’s difficult. We controlled a lot of the play and they were able to get two deflections in there. For the most part we did a pretty good job.
On the Ducks' offense
There wasn’t a single clean shot from the point the entire night. They did a great job of getting sticks on it, bodies in front. When you have a team like that, it makes it difficult to stop pucks.
On Anaheim's shorthanded goal
I don’t know. Maybe no support with the guys up high. If they turn the puck over, the weak side isn’t covering or something. I honestly have no clue. It’s something we have to look at on video and see what we have to do to get better. It has cost us a couple games and it is something that when you’re on the power play, you don’t want to be giving up goals. Especially in a tight game like that.
Head coach Craig Berube
On the first period
Obviously it changed the momentum. I thought that we had really good momentum. It changed it, both ways. Vincent scores there, you’re probably coming into the period with a lead.
On the game
I am definitely pleased with the effort. Guys competed hard. It was a hard-fought game. That’s a very good team over there.