POSTGAME NOTES Ottawa 3 vs. Anaheim 4 (OT) March 26, 2016 Canadian Tire Centre 41-23-10, 92 Standings Points
The Ducks tonight rallied from a three-goal deficit for the ninth time in franchise history and matched the franchise record for largest road comeback (third time, first since Jan. 23, 2010 @ St. Louis; trailed, 3-0, at the 5:13 mark of the third period). Anaheim trailed Ottawa, 3-0, at the 16:28 mark of the second period, tied the game, 3-3, 19:02 into the third period and won, 4-3, at the 2:38 mark of the overtime period.
It marked Anaheim's first comeback of a three-goal-or-more deficit since Mar. 31, 2014 vs. Winnipeg, the Anaheim franchise record (trailed, 4-0, at 17:44 of the second period and won, 5-4).
Hampus Lindholm On the comeback We had a couple of penalties that slowed the pace down. We came out pretty good in this game, but they got a few goals and we got down, 3-0. We kept playing. Coming into the third period, we knew we had to play the way we’re used to playing, which leads to good offense. We got three goals out of it.
On what was said in the second period Everyone stuck together. Getzy [Ryan Getzlaf] had a little speech in the locker room. He had good words for us to get us going. We came out and played the way we should’ve from the start.
On the power play Our power play has been good lately. Everyone was calm on the bench. We had four minutes. We knew we were going to score. It was a good win for us. On Andersen’s performance Our goalies have been good for us all year. We have to bail them out sometimes, too. We could’ve played a little better for Freddie, but we came out with the win.
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau On the comeback We didn’t quit. The turnaround was them having the penalty shot and not scoring. We came down the next shift and scored to make it 3-1. We were talking on the bench, and figured if we could score before eight minutes to go, we’d tie it up. We got it with 8:29 to go, and tied it up.
On the game plan in the final minutes We wanted to get pucks to the net. We knew if we got pucks to the net, they weren’t as strong as we were in front of the net, and we’d get opportunities. Especially when you’re in the last minutes, you’re throwing things at the net. You have the extra guy. Maybe you get the right bounce and it goes in.
On Andersen’s performance When Bobby Ryan was coming down there [in overtime], it didn’t look good for us, but he makes a big save, they take a penalty, and we end up winning the game. On the four-minute power play in overtime Every time our power play goes onto the ice, I think they’re going to have a chance to score. That’s a good feeling. I thought it was a tremendous shot. We knew we had the rest of the game on the power play, so we wanted to take our time and make the right play.