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Postgame Notes and Quotes: March 18 vs. Boston

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 4 vs. Boston 0
Mar. 18, 2016
Honda Center
39-22-9, 87 Standings Points


The Anaheim Ducks concluded their three-game homestand with a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins at Honda Center. The result marked Anaheim’s seventh shutout win of the season, tied for the most in the NHL with Chicago, Philadelphia and Minnesota.

The Ducks have earned standings points in 11 of their last 12 home games, going 10-1-1 for 21 of a possible 24 points. Overall, Anaheim is 20-4-2 for 42 points in its last 26 contests and 14-3-2 in the last 19.

Anaheim has allowed a franchise record-low 158 goals through 70 games.

Frederik Andersen recorded his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career after stopping all 38 shots en route to his 20th win. With the result, Andersen moved into sole possession of fifth place on the franchise’s all-time shutout list. Andersen has won 15 of his last 17 decisions, going 15-1-1 in those 18 appearances. This season, he has limited the opposition to two goals or less in 28 of his 39 appearances.

Ryan Getzlaf notched his team-leading 14th multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists (0-2=2), pushing his season total to a team-leading 45 helpers. Getzlaf, who has 7-14=21 points in his last 19 games, now ranks tied for fifth among NHL leaders in assists.

Hampus Lindholm moved into a share of the team lead for goals among defensemen (also Vatanen) with his ninth of the season 58 seconds into the third period. Along with a third-period assist for his third multi-point game of the season, Lindholm now has 1-8=9 points in his last 14 games.

Jamie McGinn opened the scoring at 2:51 of the first period, giving him two goals (2-0=2) in his last two games.

Ryan Kesler increased Anaheim's lead to two with his 16th of the season only one minute and 16 seconds after McGinn’s tally. Kesler now has points in three of his last four games (2-3=5).

Corey Perry extended his scoring streak to three consecutive games (1-2=3) with his 23rd assist of the season on McGinn’s goal.

Andrew Cogliano has 1-3=4 points in his last three games after earning a first-period assist on the Kesler goal. Silfverberg, who also picked up an assist on the tally, now owns 3-2=5 points in his last three contests.

Rickard Rakell earned his 40th point of the season (19-21=40) on an even-strength goal at 14:28 of the third period. Rakell has scored 2-2=4 points in his last four games.

Tonight's attendance was 16,707.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Hampus Lindholm

On ending the homestand with a win
Any time you have a long road trip like that coming up, you want to be successful at home and come out feeling good. Tonight, we played a very good game. Freddie [Andersen] played very well for us.

On the keys to success against the Bruins
We know they’re a trap team that’s really good in the neutral zone. We wanted to be sharp with the puck and always get it deep. We played the way we wanted to play. We stuck to our game plan and had a lot of time in their zone. You’re going to win hockey games if you play more in the offensive zone than in the defensive zone.

On Andersen’s performance
He made those key saves. They had some really good scoring chances, but he made those saves.

Frederik Andersen
On having a lead throughout the game
It’s nice, but you still want to focus on the next shot. Hockey is a fast sport, so it doesn’t take much to score two goals. It can happen pretty quickly. You still have to stay sharp and keep focusing on the next shot.

On his performance
I didn’t feel the best in warm ups, but I got it done after that. I focused on the first period. We came out hot and got it going right away.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau

On what this victories means to the team
It’s always good to go on the road trip feeling good with a win, especially one that’s going to be as tough as this one. If you go in and you’d lost two in a row, then all of a sudden it’s a different mindset. But we have a better mindset going into Winnipeg.

On Andersen’s performance
He was outstanding tonight with the chances they had. You really knew when he stopped that 2-on-1, that he was feeling it. Again, both goalies are pushing each other to be better every night. When that happens, you’re going to be successful.

BOSTON BRUINS

Matt Beleskey

On his injury
Supposedly there was no high stick call. I don’t know if he was shooting the puck. I thought he tried to lift my stick and hit me. It’s just another black eye.

On playing in Anaheim
It was fun. It was fun to come back here. Obviously the outcome is not what you want. It was weird sitting on the other bench tonight, but the first one is out of the way and you have to move on.

Jonas Gustavsson
On the Bruins play
We played a pretty good game. We could have scored a few goals. Their goalie played well. We couldn’t get the puck behind him. Overall, we played good enough to win.

On the Ducks first two goals
It’s always tough to give up two goals that early. It gives the other team a lot of momentum. It’s an uphill battle, but I think we bounced back and had some good chances. We worked hard and we tried to stick to the game plan, but tonight the puck didn’t bounce our way offensively.

Head Coach Claude Julien
On the game
We had our chances. I thought their goaltender really stood tall when he had to. That made a big difference in their game. We had as many chances and opportunities as they did tonight, but they cashed in and we didn't.

On salvaging positives from the road trip

You've got to try and turn those into positive things and those things are getting some points. We didn't come here to go home empty handed, so we've got find a way to get some points here. We let some slip in San Jose and tonight, obviously in a 4-0 game it's a little tough to say we let them slip away, but we played well enough that we should have had a chance tonight.
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