POSTGAME NOTES Arizona 1 vs. Anaheim 5 Mar. 3, 2016 Gila River Arena 36-19-8, 80 Standings Points
The Ducks have won a franchise record-tying 10 consecutive games and earned points in 12 straight (11-0-1, 23 pts.), both marking the NHL's longest active streaks. The only previous 10-game winning streak in club history was from Dec. 6-28, 2013.
The standings point streak marks the club’s longest since the Ducks posted a 13-game point streak from Nov. 29-Dec. 28, 2013 (11-0-2).
The Ducks have also won five consecutive road games in addition to their eight game home streak.
The Ducks have posted a 17-1-1 record in their last 19 games since Jan. 20.
Anaheim also owns the NHL’s top overall record (24-4-2, .833 points percentage) and road record (11-1-2) since Christmas.
Frederik Andersen (27 saves) extended his personal point streak to 14 consecutive decisions (12-0-2), which is tied for the second-longest such streak in franchise history, behind Jonas Hiller’s 16-game run (Nov. 30, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014: 14-0-2). (Elias) POSTGAME QUOTES
Cam Fowler On the power play It’s been a big strength for us. We’ve been scoring at key moments, too, which is huge for our confidence. It’s going to be big for going forward.
On Ritchie’s fight with Tinordi He did great. That’s a pretty big boy he took on. For such a young kid to step in and stand up for his teammates showed a lot. It speaks to how close we are as a group.
Frederik Andersen On the game We were really effective, that’s for sure. We were sloppy at times, but we scored opportunistic goals.
On climbing the standings We’ve come a long way. It’s going to be a good game on Saturday [at LA]. Those are the ones you look forward to. It’s going to be interesting to see.
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau On the power play We’ve been scoring pretty good on it. We were 3-for-4, but in the last period and a half, we were trying other guys on it. It’s a really effective weapon when you can score on it.
On the depth of the team With so many games, and you have confidence in putting guys out on the ice, it’s an easy thing. When we got the lead, I felt we could use Nick Ritchie, Stefan Noesen and Mike Santorelli an awful lot more because I believe they’re great players. On Ritchie’s fight with Tinordi Those were to big boys going at it. I thought he did really well. That’s good for him. I think he got a little bit of frustration out today, and he’ll be a lot better for it.
On McGinn’s chemistry with Rakell and Perry That’s what we were hoping for when we got him. Hopefully they can continue to do that.