POSTGAME NOTES Boston 2 vs. Anaheim 3 (OT) Mar. 26, 2015 TD Garden 47-22-7, 101 Standings Points
The Ducks (47-22-7, 101 pts.) reached the 100-point milestone for the fourth time in franchise history and second consecutive season with a 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins tonight at TD Garden. Anaheim has previously recorded 100-point seasons in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2013-14. The Ducks, who lead the NHL in wins and standings points, have won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and gone 12-6-0 in their last 18.
The Ducks lead the NHL with 18 wins when trailing at any point in the third period (Calgary second with 11), and also lead in wins (30-1-7) and winning percentage (.789) in one-goal games. In addition, the Ducks pace the NHL with 16 overtime/shootout wins this season.
Ryan Getzlaf scored his franchise-best seventh career overtime goal for the win, breaking a three-way tie in all-time Ducks OT goals with Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry. Getzlaf now co-leads the NHL in overtime scoring with 2-3=5 points in the extra session.
Ryan Getzlaf On his franchise-record seventh overtime goal Our guys made a good play coming through the neutral zone. We were coming up in three lanes. Cam [Fowler] made a little move inside and I was able to delay and get a shot on net.
On the effort We were better all over the ice. We played a great team in Boston, and battled them right to the end. Those are things we want to establish down the stretch.
On what needed to change We just needed to start playing again; play with that excitement and enthusiasm. [Chris] Wagner did a great job tonight. He came in and got some hits for us; [Simon] Despres, too. Those guys are big for us. Getting on the body and getting that excitement going.
On Corey Perry’s performance He’s been great the last week. Our team has had some ups and downs, but he’s been pretty consistent. That’s what we need out of him.