Previous Game: Andersen Leads Ducks to 2-1 Victory in Ottawa

Saturday, 10.26.2013 / 6:00 AM PT / News
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Previous Game: Andersen Leads Ducks to 2-1 Victory in Ottawa
A strong first period and solid goaltending from Frederik Andersen led the Ducks to a gritty 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night.
A strong first period and solid goaltending from Frederik Andersen led the Ducks to a gritty 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night.

Andersen made 26 saves en route to his second career NHL victory, in his first career start, and the Ducks got goals from Patrick Maroon and Ryan Getzlaf in the first period to lead the Ducks to the victory. Earlier in the day, the 24-year-old native of Denmark signed a two-year contract extension with the Ducks, through the 2015-16 season.

“We bounced back really good from the last two games,” Andersen said. “It was fun playing with those guys.”

The victory improved the Ducks to 8-3-0 on the season as they make their way through a season-long eight-game road trip. The Ducks are also 2-0-0 on the second of back-to-backs this season.

The Ducks looked like a motivated team after losing two straight games to begin the road trip.

"This was the effort I was accustomed to watching," said head coach Bruce Boudreau. "Everyone was doing the right things and we came out victorious."

Maroon got the Ducks on the board at the 7:35 mark of the first period on a slick wrister that snuck underneath the leg pad of Senators goaltender Craig Anderson for his second goal of the season. The goal was his second in as many games, and his fourth point in his last four appearances (2g/2a).

Maroon, who played the entire game on the team's top line with Getzlaf and Corey Perry, drew praise from Boudreau after the game.

"We’ve often thought it would be a good fit," said Boudreau. "He’s very similar to Dustin Penner in size and strength, and what he does. Tonight, when they got a chance to play a lot together, they really came on. They showed a lot of good signs."

Getzlaf would give the Ducks a 2-0 lead on a gift goal with 2:22 remaining in the first period. After Anderson left the puck behind the net for defenseman Erik Karlsson, Karlsson fumbled it, and the puck slid right to Getzlaf, who was all alone in the slot to bury his fourth goal and 10th point of the season.

Ottawa got within a goal on the power play off the stick of Mika Zibanejad, who beat Andersen short side with a snap shot. The goal ended a streak of 4 1/2 scoreless periods for the young goaltender.

Andersen continued his strong play during the third period, when the Senators reeled off 12 shots on net, including several in close on a power play with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation.

"He didn’t let rebounds go," said Boudreau. "He smothered everything and he can handle the puck, which is a luxury. This is a pretty hostile environment, and he came in and did what he had to do. He made great saves when he had to make them. That’s the sign of a good goaltender."

NOTE: Mathieu Perreault suffered an upper-body injury on a hit along the boards by Eric Gryba in the second period, and did not return.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 74 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 62 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 77 19 27 -4 46
S. Vatanen 62 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 76 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 68 9 25 -3 34
C. Fowler 75 7 27 5 34
J. Wisniewski 65 8 25 -14 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65

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