Team Notes: Ducks Complete Best Regular Season in Club History

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 6:52 PM

ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES

A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON: The Anaheim Ducks finished the season 30-12-6 (66 pts.), winning their second Pacific Division title (also 2007)…the Ducks finished with the best winning (points) percentage in club history (.688), besting the 2007 club (48-20-14, .671)…the 2012-13 Ducks also had the best points percentage in club history on the road with a 14-5-5 (.688) mark, also ahead of the 2007 team (22-14-5, .598)…the Ducks finished the season second in the Western Conference and third overall in the NHL (Chicago and Pittsburgh)…the club’s third-place finish in the overall league standings was the highest in club history (the 2007 club finished fourth).

COMEBACKS: The Ducks rallied from deficits 15 times to win a game (13 times total last year over 82 games)…Anaheim went 12-10-2 when opponents scored first…the Ducks, Pittsburgh (11-6-0) and Chicago (10-5-4) were the first NHL teams since 2009-10 to have a record over .500 in such situations…the last team prior to this season was Bruce Boudreau’s Washington Capitals (16-8-6 in 2009-10)…the Ducks lost only two games in regulation this year when scoring the first goal (18-2-4).

TEAM EFFORT: Going into the final game in the NHL tonight, the Ducks rank in the top 10 in goals-per game (eighth with 2.79) and goals-against per game (tied for ninth with 2.40)…the team’s 2.40 goals-against average ranked as third-best in club history…Anaheim's 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (1.28) ranked third in the NHL...the club co-led the Western Conference (with Vancouver) and was tied for fourth in the NHL (along with NY Rangers) with six players scoring 10 goals-or-more (Getzlaf, Perry, Cogliano, Selanne, Ryan, Palmieri)...the Ducks were also tied for third in the NHL (Pittsburgh and St. Louis had 13 players) with 12 players scoring five goals-or-more (Beauchemin, Perry, Getzlaf, Winnik, Selanne, Koivu, Ryan, Bonino, Palmieri, Cogliano, Beleskey, Souray).

HOME SWEET HOME: Anaheim won 13 consecutive games at Honda Center from Jan. 26-Mar. 20, the longest home streak in franchise history...the consecutive wins matched the NHL's second-longest home win streak since 2009-10 (also Washington at 13 games in 2010-11 under Bruce Boudreau...Detroit had an NHL-record 23-game streak in 2011-12)... Ryan Getzlaf's 9-21=30 points earned at home ranked tied for third in the NHL.

ROAD WARRIORS: Anaheim completed its 2012-13 road schedule with a 14-5-5 record (33 points), the club's best road win percentage in club history (.688)...the Ducks had three players in the top 10 in plus/minus on the road….Andrew Cogliano (+16, T-3rd), Sheldon Souray (+13, T-7th) and Daniel Winnik (+12, T-9th)…Anaheim ranked third in the NHL in points earned on the road (Chicago, 38 and Pittsburgh, 36).

SOLID FINISH: The Ducks clinched the division and the conference’s second seed on Apr. 22 in Edmonton...the club went 3-1-0 in its last four games, and 23-10-5 for 51 points in its last 38 games…the latter stretch included the third-longest point streak in club history at 12 games (9-0-3) from Feb. 27-Mar. 20.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Ducks went 29-for-135 on the power play in 2012-13, good for fourth in the NHL...the club finished the season with power play goals in four consecutive contests, going 4-for-15 (26.7%) from Apr. 21-27...the club's 32.6% success rate in the month of February (14-for-43) ranked second in the NHL (Washington was first with 34.2%)…in April, the Ducks penalty kill went 38-for-42 (90.5%), ranking seventh in the NHL.

QUITE A MONTH: The Ducks completed February with an 11-2-0 record, equaling the franchise record for most wins in a single month...the club recorded 11 wins on two previous occasions, both in March (31 days): 11-4-1 in March, 2006 and 11-3-0 in March, 2011.

HERE TO STAY: On Mar. 8 and Mar. 18, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry signed respective eight-year contract extensions through the 2020-21 season...Getzlaf led Anaheim in points, goals and assists (15-34=49), while ranking tied for 10th among NHL leaders in scoring and tied for eighth in assists...over his last 30 contests, he earned 11-26=37 points with a +7 rating...Getzlaf had a career-high 12-game scoring streak at Honda Center from Feb. 1-Mar. 20, scoring 7-15=22 points (+12)...Perry ranked second among team leaders with 36 points, led in PPG (5) and co-led in goals (15, with Getzlaf) and GWG (5, with Palmieri)...his five GWG ranked tied for sixth in the NHL...in addition, he had 14-16=30 points (+7) over his last 32 contests and 8-10=18 points over his last 17 at Honda Center…his 102 goals since the start of the 2010-11 season rank second only to Steven Stamkos (TB, 133).

DYNAMIC DUO: The Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks were the only NHL teams this season to have two goalies each win 15 games-or-more…Jonas Hiller and Viktor Fasth each won 15 games, while Chicago’s Corey Crawford (19) and Ray Emery (17) led the Blackhawks.

HILLER STRONG: In his final seven starts, Jonas Hiller posted a 1.79 GAA (12 GA/403 MIN) and .931 SV% (163-of-175) with a 4-2-1 record...he allowed two-or-fewer goals in 17 of his 25 decisions, including 13 of the last 14...from Mar. 1 through the end of the regular season, Hiller's 1.94 GAA (34 GA/1049 MIN) ranked seventh in the NHL...at Honda Center, Hiller won eight of his last 10 decisions (8-2-0, one ND), posting a 2.32 GAA (24 GA/620 MIN) and a .910 SV% (243-of-267).

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: Viktor Fasth went 15-5-2 in 24 games, ranking tied for 12th in the NHL in GAA (2.18), 13th in SV% (.921), and tied for sixth in shutouts (4)…he became the third NHL goaltender all-time to win his first eight-or-more career decisions, joining Ray Emery of Ottawa (NHL record 9-0-0 from 2003-05, 12 games) and Bob Froese of Philadelphia (8-0-0 in 1983)...Fasth was the first goalie to start a season 8-0-0 since Tim Thomas of Boston in 2010...the eight-game winning streak was the longest in the NHL since a nine-game streak by Marc-Andre Fleury of Pittsburgh from Feb. 21-Mar. 17, 2012…in team history, Fasth became the first goaltender to win his first eight decisions as a Duck (previous mark held by Ray Emery in 2010-11, six consecutive wins)...he also was the first goaltender to win his first four NHL appearances since Nolan Schaefer (with San Jose) won his first five games from Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 2005 (Fasth's streak was broken by no-decision in his fifth game in relief).

BEAUCHEMIN'S SOLID YEAR: Francois Beauchemin led club defensemen with 6-18=24 points in 48 games...his .50 points-per-game average matched his career high of .50 in 2005-06...his career-best +19 rating ranked tied for 11th in the NHL and co-led the Ducks (Souray)...he recorded 1-11=12 points (+11) in February, co-leading all NHL blueliners (also PIT's Martin & DET's Kronwall)...he averaged 23:27 TOI this season, leading the Ducks…he led the team in TOI in 38 of 48 games.

IT'S A PLUS: Defenseman Sheldon Souray ranked tied for 11th in the NHL with a career-best +19 rating...his .39 points-per-game average was highest mark since the 2008-09 season with Edmonton...with 7-10=17 points in 44 games, Souray ranked tied for second among NHL defensemen with three GWG and tied for 14th among all league blueliners in goals...in addition, he led Anaheim defensemen in goals and finished second in points...he recorded his 300th NHL point (assist) on Apr. 17 vs. Columbus.

IRON MAN: Andrew Cogliano, who was named Anaheim's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the PHWA on Apr. 24, ranked third on Anaheim in goals (13), tied for third in plus/minus (career-best +14 mark) and tied for third among NHL leaders in road plus/minus (+16)...his .48 points-per-game average was the second-highest of his career (.55 in 2007-08), while his .27 goals-per-game average was his best...Cogliano has appeared in 458 consecutive games, ranking third on the NHL’s active Iron Man list behind only St. Louis' Jay Bouwmeester (635) and Vancouver's Henrik Sedin (629)…he has not missed a game since his NHL debut with Edmonton on Oct. 4, 2007.

#8: Teemu Selanne recorded two four-point games in 2012-13, just the third and fourth time an NHL player 42 years or older has accomplished the feat...Selanne scored 1-3=4 points on Feb. 9 at St. Louis (at 42 years, 326 days) and 2-2=4 points on Jan. 19 at Vancouver, joining Gordie Howe (42 years, 326 days) with 1-3=4 points for Detroit on Feb. 20, 1971 vs. Buffalo, and Tim Horton (42 years, 3 days) with 0-4=4 points for Pittsburgh on Jan. 15, 1972 vs. Philadelphia…in 1,387 career NHL games (WPG, ANA, SJ & COL), Selanne has scored 675-755=1,430 points with 251 PPG and 107 GWG...appearing in his 900th game as a Duck on Apr. 21 at Edmonton, Selanne now ranks 11th in all-time goals, tied for 40th in all-time assists, 15th in points, third in PPG and sixth in all-time GWG ...on Mar. 25 vs. San Jose, Selanne played his 1,373rd game to surpass Teppo Numminen for the most games played by a Finnish-born player in NHL history…he opened the 2012-13 season at 42 years, 6 months and 16 days as the oldest active player in the NHL and the oldest to ever compete in a Ducks uniform.

All-time Goals

No. Player Games GWG

9. Mario Lemieux 915 690

10. Jaromir Jagr 1,390 681

11. Teemu Selanne 1,387 675

12. Luc Robitaille 1,431 668

All-time Assists

No. Player Games GWG

38. Chris Chelios 1,651 763

39. Bernie Federko 1,000 761

40. Teemu Selanne 1,387 755

Doug Weight 1,238 755

All-time Points

No. Player Games Goals Assists Points

13 Paul Coffey 1,409 396 1,135 1,531

14. Stan Mikita 1,394 341 926 1,467

15. Teemu Selanne 1,387 675 755 1,430

16. Bryan Trottier 1,279 524 901 1,425

All-time PPG

No. Player Games GWG

1. Dave Andreychuk 1,639 274

2. Brett Hull 1,269 265

3. Teemu Selanne 1,387 251

4. Phil Esposito 1,282 249

All-time GWG

No. Player Games GWG

4. Brett Hull 1,269 110

5. Brendan Shanahan 1,524 109

6. Teemu Selanne 1,387 107

MILESTONES ACHIEVED:

Francois Beauchemin - 500th NHL game, Feb. 6 @ COL, 100th assist as a Duck, Apr. 10 vs. COL

Matt Beleskey - 200th NHL game, Apr. 3 vs. DAL

Nick Bonino - 100th NHL game, Feb. 18 vs. CBJ

Andrew Cogliano - 100th game as a Duck, Feb. 27 vs. NSH

Radek Dvorak - 1,200th NHL game, Apr. 27 vs. PHX

Ryan Getzlaf - 500th NHL point, Mar. 8 vs. CGY

Saku Koivu - 100th assist as a Duck, Feb. 15 @ DET; 800th NHL point, Apr. 3 vs. DAL

Ben Lovejoy - 100th NHL game, Feb. 9 @ STL

Luca Sbisa - 200th NHL game, Jan. 29 @ SJ

Teemu Selanne - 900th game as a Duck, Apr. 21 @ EDM

Sheldon Souray - 300th NHL point, Apr. 17 vs. CBJ

David Steckel - 400th NHL game, Mar. 18 vs. SJ

Daniel Winnik - 400th NHL game, Mar. 29 @ CHI

ANAHEIM DUCKS CAREER LEADERS:

Ducks ALL-TIME POINTS Ducks ALL-TIME GOALS Ducks ALL-TIME ASSISTS

Player Points Player Goals Player Assists

Teemu Selanne 961 Teemu Selanne 448 Teemu Selanne 513

Paul Kariya 669 Paul Kariya 300 Ryan Getzlaf 369

Ryan Getzlaf 521 Corey Perry 220 Paul Kariya 369

Corey Perry 465 Steve Rucchin 153 Steve Rucchin 279

Steve Rucchin 432 Ryan Getzlaf 152 Corey Perry 245

Ducks ALL-TIME PP GOALS Ducks ALL-TIME PP POINTS Ducks ALL-TIME GAMES

Player Goals Player PPP Player GP

Teemu Selanne 178 Teemu Selanne 402 Teemu Selanne 901

Paul Kariya 107 Paul Kariya 263 Steve Rucchin 616

Corey Perry 68 Ryan Getzlaf 214 Paul Kariya 606

Steve Rucchin 58 Corey Perry 159 Ruslan Salei 594

Ryan Getzlaf 57 Scott Niedermayer 144 Corey Perry 573

Ducks GAME-WINNING GOALS Ducks PLUS/MINUS Ducks SHORTHANDED GOALS

Player GWG Player Plus/Minus Player SHG

Teemu Selanne 74 Teemu Selanne +112 Paul Kariya 16

Paul Kariya 44 Ryan Getzlaf +81 Samuel Pahlsson 9

Corey Perry 41 Chris Kunitz +60 Todd Marchant 8

Ryan Getzlaf 27 Paul Kariya +52 Steve Rucchin 6

Steve Rucchin 23 Corey Perry +45 Joe Sacco 6

Corey Perry 6

DEFENSEMEN

Ducks ALL-TIME POINTS Ducks ALL-TIME GOALS Ducks ALL-TIME ASSISTS

Player Points Player Goals Player Assists

Scott Niedermayer 264 Scott Niedermayer 60 Scott Niedermayer 204

Oleg Tverdovsky 170 Oleg Tverdovsky 45 Oleg Tverdovsky 125

Chris Pronger 150 Francois Beauchemin 38 Chris Pronger 114

Francois Beauchemin 139 Fredrik Olausson 37 Francois Beauchemin 83

Fredrik Olausson 127 Chris Pronger 36 Fredrik Olausson 90

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