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Postgame Notes and Quotes: March 13 at Minnesota

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Minnesota 1 vs. Anaheim 2
Mar. 13, 2015
Xcel Energy Center
43-20-7, 93 Standings Points

Anaheim’s 43 wins are the second-most victories through 70 games in franchise history; the franchise-best was a record of 45-18-7 through 70 games during the 2013-14 season (Elias).
The Ducks improved their road record to 21-10-4; their 46 standings points through 35 road games are the most in franchise history (Elias).
Anaheim swept its three-game season series versus Minnesota and has won eight of its past nine games against the Wild. The Ducks have won a franchise-best six consecutive games at Xcel Energy Center, all of which were one-goal victories.

In his first career appearance versus the Wild, John Gibson made 32 saves to improve to 10-6-0 this season with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. Gibson has won four of his last five decisions (4-1-0).
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf skated in the 700th game of his NHL career and became the third player to appear in 700 games with the club, joining Teemu Selanne (966) and Corey Perry (710).


John Gibson

On Minnesota’s push in the final minute of regulation
We knew they were going to have a big push, especially in the third period. I just tried to keep the puck out of our net.

On conversations between whistles late in regulation
We were just trying to make plans to get the puck out of the zone, and what happens if it gets pinned in for a long time. Just the little stuff.

On the Wild
We knew they were going to come at us the whole game and be really aggressive, especially in the first period. They had a lot of shots, but we just tried to hold our game and chip away as the game went on. We knew it was going to be a low scoring game. I just tried to give up the least as possible, and do whatever it took to get the win.
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