Anaheim 4 vs. Calgary 1
Nov. 6, 2016
6-5-2, 14 Standings Points
With three assists tonight (0-3=3), Ryan Getzlaf (531) tied Teemu Selanne (531) for the all-time franchise lead in assists as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-1, at Honda Center. Getzlaf also ranks second among franchise leaders in scoring (753) and fourth in goals (222).
The Ducks won their second consecutive game and pushed their record to 6-2-1 in the last nine contests. The victory also improved Anaheim's record against the Pacific Division to 4-0-1.
Ryan Kesler scored his third goal of the season (1-0=1) on the power play, extending his point streak to four games. Kesler now has 1-4=5 points in his last four games.
Corey Perry recorded his second consecutive multi-assist game (0-3=3), giving him five assists in his last two games.
Andrew Cogliano scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season, while Clayton Stoner scored his first goal of the season (1-0=1) to open the scoring.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 25-of-26 shots to earn his first win as a Duck.
Anaheim has won 24 consecutive home games over Calgary, setting the NHL record for the longest home winning streak against one opponent (Philadelphia had a 23-game home winning streak against Pittsburgh from Feb. 17, 1980 - Jan. 29, 1987). The Ducks have not lost at home to the Flames since Jan. 19, 2004 and are 26-8-2 overall vs. Calgary dating back to Nov. 29, 2007. Anaheim has also won six consecutive games overall vs. Calgary dating to Nov. 24, 2015.
Tonight's attendance was 16,218.
On tying Selanne's franchise mark for all-time assists
That's a pretty big accomplishment in this league. To be mentioned in the same group with a guy like that is a pretty big thing for me. Teemu is a good friend, and I'm honored to be a part of that.
On stringing together victories
This league is all about stringing things together. You never want to lose two in a row. Every time you win one, you want to go back to back. We've done that now, and have to go out on the road and get some wins.
On his goal
It was just one of those plays where I was at a fortunate place at the right time. Perry took it to the net and the rebound popped out. You're glad you're in the right spot at the right time. I'm not exactly a goal scorer, so any time you can help out, it's good. I don't think I'll turn into a goal scorer every night.
On stringing together victories
It was big. We kinda struggled at home. We disappointed ourselves and let our fans down for a couple of games. Now we've come back and redeemed ourselves. We've built some confidence in here. We've scored some goals and guys are feeling a little bit better about themselves.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the offensive production
Tonight, you have to look at our power play as delivering. That's encouraging when you can find ways to create offense at different times. The power play is a big weapon. If you're going to have success over an 82-game schedule, you're going to need the power play to be the difference maker. It gave us momentum.
On the Flames
I credit their hockey club with what happened to their group last night. For the first 10 minutes, we kinda had our way, but after that it was back and forth. I'd say they were a better hockey club than we were in parts of tonight's hockey game.
On bringing momentum onto the road
First, we're going to look at Columbus. We owe them. They came in here and really spanked us. They dominated the game. We're going to make sure we're ready.
On the Flames' play
We played a good two periods. They capitalized on their chances for the first two and got the lead. A couple mistakes by us, and they got those power play ones. That's a good team who didn't take many risks, played smart, and didn't give us much. We were having trouble generating in the third, but in the first two we generated. We made a couple errors that ended up in the back of the net, that's the bottom line. Other than that it wasn't a lop-sided game either way. We were playing a good game. We just couldn't find a way to generate that final push in the third.
On the game
We had guys step up. Eggie [Engelland] started it with a big fight there to get us going. Backs [Backlund] as well, Tkachuk, a lot of guys. We were playing a good game. We've got to cut out some errors. We gave them a few goals we shouldn't of, but mistakes are going to happen. That's a good hockey team there. In the third period we didn't generate much because they didn't play with any risk at all.
On the Flames' offense
I'm an offensive player, so that's what I'm relied upon to do. Obviously it was exciting to get the call to come up. It's up to me to use this time and produce for our team.
On his line's play
The first was a bit slow, but the second and third our line played pretty well and used our speed. In the third, we created a few chances. It was a good game to build off of, but there's room for improvement.
Head Coach Glen Gulutzan
On defensive breakdowns
You look at the game tonight, two penalty kill goals. That's a concern. One off a rush and one off a turnover. That's a concern. I thought our d-zone coverage was good tonight. We didn't give them much at all but we did give them a few turnovers and on that first goal we made that turnover so it's tough to be in good d zone coverage.
On tonight's overall play
It seems like we clean up one area and another hole breaks open. If you're not going to win special teams, most nights you're not going to win. I thought we made a couple turnovers that cost us, probably only five in the game. The whole game we managed the puck well but the ones we didn't ended up in the back of the net. In special teams we gave them two goals and we almost made the same mistake twice. In this league you have to win those special teams battles.