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Postgame Notes and Quotes: November 25 vs. Calgary

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 3 vs. Calgary 2
Nov. 25, 2014
Honda Center
14-4-5, 33 Standings Points
 
The Ducks improved to 14-4-5 with a 3-2 victory against the Calgary Flames at Honda Center. They now co-lead the NHL with Montreal in standings points (33). The Ducks have won three straight games, and have standings points in four consecutive (3-0-1) and 11 of their last 12 games this season (17 pts.).

Anaheim has won 19 consecutive home games over Calgary, the longest home winning streak vs. one opponent in club history. The Ducks are also 20-7-2 overall vs. Calgary, dating to Nov. 29, 2007.

Frederik Andersen recorded his 10th win of the season, stopping 32-of-34 shots. Andersen stretched his career high consecutive start streak to nine, the most by an Anaheim goaltender since Jonas Hiller started a club-record 32 straight from Jan. 12-Mar. 18, 2012.

Matt Beleskey collected 1-1=2 points, his seventh career multi-point game. He now has 10-2=12 points this season, marking his fastest start to a season in goals and points. Beleskey ranks second on the team in goals.

With his 12th goal of the season, Corey Perry now ranks tied for fourth among league leaders in goals. Perry’s 12-5=17 points this season rank tied for third on the team.

Kyle Palmieri notched his third goal of the season at 19:44 of the second period. Palmieri now has three goals (3-0=3) in his last four games. 

Mat Clark recorded his first career NHL point, an assist to Beleskey in the first period.

Rene Bourque collected his first point as a Duck in his second game.

Francois Beauchemin (0-5=5) and Devante Smith-Pelly (3-5=8) each collected their fifth assists of the season.

Tonight’s attendance was 17,174, a sellout.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Kyle Palmieri

On tonight’s game

We like to keep it interesting. I saw a stat the other day about how many comeback wins and points they get.  They play as a desperate team. You see it with all the comeback wins. They’re a team that never gives up and knows they can come back in the third. But we got two points. It wasn’t the prettiest at the end, but it was two points. That’s all we can take out of it.

Frederik Andersen
On holding the lead in the third period
We know they have the belief that they can come back. That’s something we have in this locker room, too. That’s a really good feeling, so we know how it is for them. No matter what the score is, they know they can come back. They were close today. We were good to keep them away in the final 30 seconds.

Matt Beleskey
On his 10th goal of the season
I guess when you’re hot, you’re hot. Sometimes you can’t buy a goal. Today, I got one off the foot. I’m just trying to get it to the net.

On inching toward a 60-minute effort
It was about 53 minutes today. They’re a good team. They’ve come back in the last four games in the third period, so they’re going to press and get lots of shot. Luckily, we hung on tonight.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On stringing wins together
It’s important. The snowball starts getting bigger and bigger. You start learning how to win a little bit better. Every game we play is close, so I was hoping we’d have a little bit of a breather in the last 10 minutes, but those things just don’t happen. Hopefully it’s a learning experience for us that, down the road, will pay off dividends.

CALGARY FLAMES

Jonas Hiller
On his first game back at Honda Center
It’s definitely weird being on the other side facing your old teammates. Once it comes down to playing, I think it’s just a hockey game. And you try to do well and take away the two points.

On the Ducks being tough to beat at home
I think we have to do better. We can’t just hope we win every game in the last five minutes of the game. I think always being down, coming from behind, might work once in a while. It shows a lot of character, we kind of showed it again tonight. We have to be ready to play from the first minute on. I think we got outworked the first two periods.

TJ Brodie
On falling behind early
We have to find a way not to let that happen. I think part of it is we play better in the third when we’re down a goal because I think guys are less worried about making mistakes. We’re trying to make plays and we’re just getting on pucks quicker. We have to start doing that from the start of the game.

On the winless streak in Anaheim
It’s one of those things that you can’t really think about it. Obviously we want to win. It’s not that streak. At the same time we can’t let it affect the way that we’re playing.

Head Coach Bob Hartley
On the game
We played a great third period. They came out hard. I felt that the first couple of minutes we were matching up well and then they got the momentum. That third goal late in the second period kind of hurt us. Like usual, we never quit but we ran out of time.

On the Ducks
Tonight, I think that we have to give credit to the Ducks also. Getzlaf and Perry, they’re not franchise players for nothing. Tonight, they played like the leaders of this organization. We had no answers for them. They were out muscling us, out powering us and they made it really tough. We got caught defending for a while. We ran out of time.
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