Anaheim 3 vs. Florida 2
March 17, 2019
30-35-9, 69 points
The Ducks opened a three-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at Honda Center. The Ducks improved to 6-3-0 in their last nine games and have won three of their last four home games (3-1-0). Anaheim has scored 31 goals and six power-play goals in its last nine contests.
The Ducks played their 10th St. Patrick's Day game in franchise history, including their ninth at Honda Center. Anaheim has posted an all-time St. Patrick's Day record of 5-1-1 along with three ties dating to Mar. 17, 1995 vs. Toronto. The Ducks have also outscored their opponents, 27-18, in games held on Mar. 17. Tonight was only Anaheim's third St. Patrick's Day game in the last 13 seasons (2006-07 through 2018-19). Tonight's game was the first St. Patrick's Day meeting between the Ducks and Panthers.
Jakob Silfverberg scored his team-leading 22nd goal and third GWG of the season at the 15:17 mark of the third period. Silfverberg has goals in four of his last five games (4-0=4) along with points in eight of his last nine (6-4=10). Rickard Rakell collected his 22nd assist, which gave him points in seven of his last nine games (2-5=7).
John Gibson earned his fourth straight victory and 22nd win of 2018-19. The Anaheim goalkeeper stopped 37-of-39 shots in his 27th start in which he has allowed two goals-or-less this season.
Adam Henrique scored his 17th goal at 12:04 of the second period. Henrique has posted 5-1=6 points in his last eight games and ranks second on the team in scoring this season (17-21=38).
Devin Shore scored his ninth goal (PPG) at the 1:29 mark of the first period. The Anaheim center has earned 2-2=4 points in his last six games. Nick Ritchie registered his 22nd assist, which gave him 1-4=5 points in his last seven games on the Shore tally.
Ryan Getzlaf collected his 10th multi-assist game (0-2=2), which gave the Anaheim captain multi-assist games in two straight contests (1-4=5) and points in four of his last five games (2-5=7).
Derek Grant appeared in his 200th career NHL game.
Anaheim tied a franchise record with its third straight win vs. Florida dating to Nov. 11, 2017.
Tonight's attendance was 16,523. Anaheim will continue its three-game homestand this Wednesday vs. the Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m. PT).