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Postgame Notes and Quotes: March 14 vs. New Jersey

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 7 vs. New Jersey 1
Mar. 14, 2016
Honda Center
38-21-9, 85 Standings Points


The Anaheim Ducks opened a three-game homestand with a 7-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Honda Center. The Ducks have earned standings points in 10 consecutive home games (9-0-1), the longest active streak in the NHL and the team’s longest since Oct. 10, 2013-Jan. 15, 2014 (22 home games, 20-0-2). The last time Anaheim scored seven goals in a game was on Jan. 15, 2014 vs. Vancouver (W, 9-1).

Jakob Silfverberg's three-goal performance marked his first career hat trick, first four-point game (3-1=4) and first +4 rating. Silfverberg is the 17th different Duck to record a hat trick (48th hat trick overall) and first by a Duck not named Corey Perry or Ryan Getzlaf since Andrew Cogliano accomplished the feat on Mar. 2, 2013 @ PHX (3-0=3).

Ryan Kesler tied a career high in both points (1-2=3, 23rd time) and plus/minus (+4, second time).

Andrew Cogliano matched a personal best with 1-2=3 points (fifth time) and set a career high with a +4 rating.

Josh Manson recorded his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists (0-2=2) during the four-goal second period. Also, Korbinian Holzer earned his first career multi-point contest (0-2=2) with an assist in both the second and third period.

Corey Perry recorded his team-leading 29th goal of the season at 2:20 of the third period. Perry is one goal shy of his sixth career 30-goal season, which would tie him for the second-most in franchise history with Paul Kariya. Teemu Selanne has a club-record seven 30-goal seasons with the Ducks.

Rookie Nick Ritchie collected his first career NHL goal against New Jersey’s Keith Kinkaid at 6:16 of the third period.

Cam Fowler appeared in his 400th career NHL game, while Bruce Boudreau became the fastest Anaheim Head Coach to 200 franchise wins (200-100-38 in 338 games).

Tonight's attendance was 15,423.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Kesler

On his line dominating on the scoresheet
It’s nice for the confidence. My line is usually trying to shut down the other team’s top line every night. This time we went on the attack.

On the keys against New Jersey
We knew we had to get in front of them and get to the net. That’s how my line scored. For the first period, our execution wasn’t there. Offensively, we were making mistakes like we were last game. I thought we did a good job in the second period coming out and really executing.

Jakob Silfverberg

On his line contributing offensively
For the whole line, I’ve always said it: We’re a great checking line with the skill to score goals, too. Tonight, we scored a couple. It’s great for the confidence of all three of us. It was a fun night.

On the keys against New Jersey
We needed to focus on playing defense first. We have to make sure to stay above them and not give them a lot of space. We stuck with it. We ran away with it a little bit in the second period. It was a solid game for us.

Nick Ritchie
On the feeling of scoring his first career NHL goal
It had been a while. It’s nice to get that goal. I have to move on from it, but it was a big one. I was pretty excited. It was 5-1 there, so it was kind of a meaningless goal, but with your first one, it means something. Some of the guys were excited, as well. I’m going to remember that one for a while.

On if scoring his first goal was weighing on his mind
You’re more worried about playing the game and helping the team out, but to get it out of the away and move forward feels good. Maybe there’s a little bit of weight lifted off. Hopefully I’m better for it moving on.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On if he imagined the result would be 7-1 after the first period
The way the first period went, it was sort of a dull period. They outshot us, 12-6, and I don’t think we had a quality scoring chance. We talked in the intermission about driving the net. We got lucky on the first shift. We drive the net, get a rebound, and it gets in. After that, the Kesler line was pretty hot.

On Silfverberg’s performance
Tonight, he shot the puck and it went in. He’s a great defensive player. The nights he can get three goals or one goal, or gets one on the power play, he’s pretty good at it. These are good things.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Keith Kinkaid

On the Ducks scoring opportunities
They have some big bodies. They had a great net presence. I have to fight more down low or over them to find these shots. They got a few rebounds right to them and put them in.

On the loss
It doesn’t matter how badly you lose or how little you lose by, a loss is a loss. We got four out of six points on the week. We need to keep battling and put another winning streak together.

Andy Greene
On Kinkaid’s play
He came off of two great games. We had to do a better job in front of the net and be heavy on our sticks there. Rebounds were coming out and we have to make sure we’re marking our man and making sure they’re not getting those chances.

On the loss
We would have been happy to win three out of three, but to finish it like this leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We have to step back and realize we did take two out of three.

Head Coach John Hynes
On what went wrong after the first period
I thought we got off to a good start. The first period was very competitive, then early in the second we just made some mental mistakes. We overextended on a shift, we had a misread on one of our line rushes on the first couple goals against. I think more than anything that it wasn't a physical thing, it was momentum.

On the performance of his goalie Keith Kinkaid
I thought early he played well. We had some mishaps on the goals against. I think as it went on we had these lulls and then we played well. It seemed like when we had the lulls they wound up in the back of our net. We were trying to stick with him through the game to see if we could get ourselves back on track and continue to keep ourselves in the game. Unfortunately we couldn't do that.
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