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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Oct. 3 vs. San Jose

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks


POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 5 vs. San Jose 1
Oct. 3, 2015
Honda Center
5-0-1, 11 Standings Points


The Anaheim Ducks concluded the preseason with a 5-0-1 record, earning standings points in all six games played (11 pts.). The Ducks went 3-0-0 at Honda Center and 1-0-1 in 3-on-3 OT periods that counted towards the preseason standings. The Ducks also improved on their preseason record in 2014, when they posted a 3-3-1 mark in seven exhibition contests.

Corey Perry scored his team-leading fourth goal in as many preseason games on the power play at 9:35 of the second period. Perry finished the exhibition schedule ranked tied for second among NHL leaders in goal and co-led the Ducks in points (4-0=4).

Sami Vatanen led the Ducks in assists (0-4=4) and co-led the club in scoring with Corey Perry. Vatanen earned his team-leading fourth assist of the preseason on Perry’s PPG tally in the second period.

The Ducks tonight received goals from four of their six defensemen, including Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Josh Manson and Kevin Bieksa.

Cam Fowler had one of Anaheim’s three multi-point games tonight, including his first goal and second assist of the preseason. Fowler’s second-period goal was a power-play tally, Anaheim’s second of the game and fourth of the exhibition schedule.

Hampus Lindholm collected his first goal of the preseason at 2:07 of the third period, the game’s fourth goal and first at even strength.

Josh Manson and Kevin Bieksa each scored their first goals of the preseason three minutes apart in the third period to give Anaheim a 5-1 lead. Chris Stewart picked up his first preseason points as a Duck, collecting primary assists on the Hampus Lindholm and Josh Manson goals in the third period. Carl Hagelin also earned a pair of assists to become the third Duck player with a multi-point game tonight.

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

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Cam Fowler

On his power-play goal
It’s a confidence boost any time you see the puck go into the net. The biggest thing with us, though, was we weren’t getting too frustrated with all the opportunities we had in the first period. We stuck with our structure. I was just a beneficiary of good passing. Patty [Patrick Maroon] had a great screen in front.

On the power play
In the past, we’ve had a tendency to get too cute. As soon as I saw a lane to the net, I knew I had to get it there. Luckily enough, it went in.

Ryan Kesler
On the team winning five consecutive games in the preseason
We haven’t looked all together at times. I thought we looked sloppy early on, but I thought the last couple of games we started looking together. We got our full lineup in there and got used to the new guys. The coaches do a good job of putting together good practices to get us ready for the game.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
On Silfverberg’s status
He’s OK. Thank goodness for that. He was kept out just for precautionary reasons. Knowing this was the last preseason game, there was no sense bringing him back. He could’ve played.

On the team heading into the regular season
We’re all even now. We practiced really well and we did a lot of good things. Tonight was pretty scrambly, quite frankly, but you saw a lot of good things from players. We have to be better because it’s going to get ramped up 25-to-50 percent by the next time we see these guys.

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Dylan DeMelo

On special teams
There were a lot of penalties, so for the most part we were just rolling lines. We just tried to keep shifts short and get out there as much as I can.

On scoring his team’s only goal
I wish we could have gotten a few more, but it was good to get one at least.

Head Coach Peter DeBoer
On tonight’s roster
There were a lot of guys that we wanted to play a lot, kind of a last opportunity to make a push for a job.

On the team heading into the season
I feel good. I think we’ve had a good camp. We’ve got a really tough schedule to start, obviously. In this conference there are no easy games, but I think our group is excited about the potential. Now we have to translate that into the regular season.
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