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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Nov. 24 vs. Calgary

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 5 vs. Calgary 3
Nov. 24, 2015
Honda Center
8-10-4, 20 Standings Points


The Ducks earned a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. Anaheim has gone 7-3-2 in its last 12 games.

With five assists tonight, Ryan Getzlaf has tied the club record and his personal career best for both assists and points in one game. Getzlaf also had five points (all assists) on Oct. 29, 2008 at Detroit. It is the 15th five-point game in club history, the first since Teemu Selanne on Mar. 28, 2011 vs. Colorado. It is also the fourth five-assist game in club history, the first since Getzlaf himself in the aforementioned 2008 game.

Anaheim has won 21 consecutive home games over Calgary, the longest home winning streak vs. one opponent in club history. The Ducks are also 23-8-2 overall vs. Calgary, dating to Nov. 29, 2007.

Corey Perry earned his team-leading second multi-goal game of the campaign with 2-1=3 points tonight. Perry also tied his season high in points (last: Nov. 6 vs. Columbus, 0-3=3).

With two assists, Cam Fowler matched Francois Beauchemin (126) for second place among all-time franchise defensemen in assists. Fowler’s pair of assists marked his 20th career multi-point game and 12th career multi-assist contest.

Rickard Rakell tied his NHL career high in goals (2-0=2, second time, last: Jan. 11, 2015 vs. WPG), while Sami Vatanen matched his career best in assists (0-2=2, eighth time, last: Jan. 2, 2015 vs. STL).

John Gibson made his season debut with Anaheim, stopping 19-of-20 shots in relief of Anton Khudobin in the first period.

Tonight’s attendance was 15,688.

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ryan Getzlaf

On the comeback
It was big to play from behind and have the belief in the locker room that we could come back. We have to be able to maintain throughout a hockey game. There are going to be ups and downs and goals scored against. We did a better job of that tonight. Not all night, but we did a lot better job.

On his five assists
Guys made some plays after I gave them the puck. That’s what I’ve always prided myself on. Fortunately enough, our line was clicking.

Corey Perry
On the chemistry with Getzlaf and Rakell
Every night isn’t going to go that way, but we worked hard for our shots tonight. We were clicking. We were feeding off of each other. That’s the way we have to play.

On the ability to erase deficits
It’s definitely a confidence booster. It hasn’t happened in a long time around here. When you can come in, [trailing] after two [periods] having that belief and confidence in the whole group speaks wonders.

Rickard Rakell
On the top line’s performance
I’m trying to be as good as I can every game. It was nice to get our chances and see the puck go in.

On the confidence of staying on the top line
It means a lot. It helps you get this chemistry that we had tonight. We just keep working every game. In the end, you’re going to get the bounces.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On the top line taking charge
We needed them to produce tonight, and they did. When they’re playing really well, it makes the team play better.

On the comeback
We didn’t quit. This was more like last year or the year before where we didn’t shrug our shoulders. We just kept coming. It was great to see the power play go 2-for-2. It gives them a little bit of confidence, and our penalty killing was really good.

CALGARY FLAMES

Mikael Backlund

On the loss
Tough to give them the two there. We still played pretty decent. It’s too bad that we couldn’t hold on during the third. They are a good team and we had small mistakes.

On the penalty kill
I don’t know about tonight. They outplayed us a lot. We have to step it up and get better. We are trying to get better at the breakout.

Mark Giordano
On the penalty kill
Especially on the last one, it seemed like we were going to get an odd man rush and then it’s a breakaway the other way. We have to be smarter with our reads and we have to get better looks.

On losing the lead
Going into the third, we talked about staying aggressive and they put us on our heels a bit. That power play goal that they got the winner, it’s a tough one because it was a tough break that we gave up a breakaway. It’s tough on our goalie.

On special teams
A couple goals obviously on their power play. I thought the second one wasn’t a good one to give up. That’s our game, we try to create offense when we can and I think we got an unlucky break there. You give Perry a breakaway and he is one of the best in the league.

Head Coach Bob Hartley
On the game
Two bad reads. Against a team like this that is all they need to get back in a game. They got momentum and they got the game from us.

On losing the lead in the game

It’s a tough lesson, you are leading 3-2 after the second period, we have the potential to maintain those leads and playing the right way with those leads. Tonight we didn’t and we got what we deserved.
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