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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Nov. 8 vs. Buffalo

Saturday, 11.09.2013 / 1:21 AM / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Nov. 8 vs. Buffalo
Anaheim\u2019s league-leading 14-3-1 (29 points) start is just one point shy of the club record for standings points through 18 games (30 points, 2006-07). The Ducks\u2019 62 goals this season represents a franchise record through 18 games. The previous mark was 60 through 18 games in 2012-13 and 2006-07.
POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 6 vs. Buffalo 2
Nov. 8, 2013
Honda Center
14-3-1, 29 Standings Points

Anaheim’s league-leading 14-3-1 (29 points) start is just one point shy of the club record for standings points through 18 games (30 points, 2006-07). The Ducks’ 62 goals this season represents a franchise record through 18 games. The previous mark was 60 through 18 games in 2012-13 and 2006-07.

Anaheim’s eight-game standings point streak (7-0-1) is the longest current streak in the NHL. In addition, the club’s four-game winning streak (4-0-0) is tied with Washington for the league’s longest active win streak.

The Ducks are 7-0-0 at Honda Center this season, the best HOME start in club history. The Ducks are the only NHL club with a perfect start at HOME this season. The last NHL team to start a season with a perfect 7-0-0 HOME record was Los Angeles in 2010-11 (8-0-0). In addition, the club has outscored its opposition 32-12 in those seven contests.

The Ducks have scored 32 goals through the first seven HOME contests, matching the most through seven in club history (also 32 in 1995-96). The club has allowed just 12 goals against its opponents at HOME, the second-fewest allowed to start a season at HOME in franchise history (fewest 11, 2007-08).

Ryan Getzlaf's first-period hat trick is the fifth time in club history a player has scored three goals in a single period. It's the second time it has happened in a FIRST period (last: Teemu Selanne on Nov. 10, 1997 vs. San Jose). It was also the fifth time a Ducks player has recorded four points in a single period (last: Vinny Prospal on Jan. 23, 2004 vs. Minnesota). Getzlaf, whose hat trick was the first of his career, has earned 7-6=13 points with a +10 rating over the last eight games. His team-leading 10-12=22 points this season rank tied for second in the NHL.

With a goal and a career-tying three assists (fourth time), Dustin Penner has recorded his first four-point game since Dec. 11 2009 w/Edmonton vs. St. Louis (his career high is five points on Oct. 22, 2009 w/Edmonton vs. Columbus). It is also the most points Penner has scored as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. Penner, who is riding a career-high five-game assist streak (1-7=8), leads the NHL with a +18 rating on the season (+3 tonight). His +18 rating through his first 11 games this season is the highest by any NHL player since Pittsburgh’s Sergei Zubov was +18 through his first 11 games in 1995-96 (from start of season). Anaheim is 10-0-1 with Penner in the lineup.

Teemu Selanne appeared in his 1,400th career NHL game tonight, joining Nicklas Lidstrom and Jaromir Jagr as the only European-born NHL players to reach the 1,400-game plateau (33rd in NHL history).

Frederik Andersen became the first goaltender to win his first five NHL games since November, 2005 (San Jose’s Nolan Schaefer), and the only ACTIVE goaltender to do so. Andersen is also the first netminder in club history to win his first five NHL games (Viktor Fasth won his first eight DECISIONS last year). Among all NHL goalies, Andersen ranks third in GAA (1.50) and tied for third in SV% (.947). Among rookies, he leads in wins, GAA, SV% and appearances. (min. 3 games).

Corey Perry extended his point streak to four games (4-2=6) with his third multi-assist game of the season (0-2=2). Perry has 5-5=10 points with a +10 rating over the last eight contests.

Tonight’s attendance was 15,577.

POSTGAME QUOTES

Ryan Getzlaf
On his third goal of the first period
Perry and Pens [Dustin Penner] made a nice play and I was all alone in front of the net. I just kind of wrapped it around and was able to get it by him.

On rekindling the chemistry with Penner from 2007
That’s exactly how it feels. The way we used to play together and work around each other, and work off each other. It feels like it’s the same. [Penner] has done more than enough work in skating the way he is right now, and playing with that energy.

Frederik Andersen
On the offensive support
It makes it a little bit easier when you have a 4-1 lead after the first. That always helps a lot. Good performance from the guys coming right out of the gate.

On jumping on the Sabres early in the game
They’ve been outscored a lot in the first, so that was a key to winning this game. Coming back hard every time, and trying to make a push early. It paid off today. Credit to Getz [Ryan Getzlaf] for three goals.

Bruce Boudreau
On the performance of Getzlaf, Penner and Perry

They were really dominant tonight. There was no doubt. You could tell, as soon as he started his skating, that Ryan was great. When we got the power-play goal early, it was because he did something he doesn’t normally do, which is jump right into the play after a shot. As soon as he did that, I said ‘Ok, he’s going to have a good game.’ Consequently, he got four points in the first period.

On keeping up this pace
You keep trying to do the same things, and you try not to get into any bad habits. You practice hard so this becomes the norm. This is the only way I know how. At one point, you’re going to go through a streak that’s not going to be as good as you like, but at the same time, you want that to happen as late as you can put it off.

BUFFALO SABRES

Cody Hodgson
On tonight’s game

It’s tough. Obviously it’s tough and you want to help the team win, but their lines were working hard and getting on the forecheck and things. I wish them the best.

They’re a great team. That line especially is the top in the NHL. We didn’t have a good start and they capitalized on it.

Ryan Miller
On tonight’s game
That’s the way you feel after these kinds of games. You start to give a team an advantage, a team that just beat us in our building by six goals. You give them an offensive advantage right off the start. It’s not the way to go.

They (Anaheim’s first line) are open because they are willing to hold on to pucks and put it in areas where they are going to get it back, or protect it. It’s not always fancy passes, they’re just willing to hold the puck and look for options and spread the ice well. They go to the areas where they can make plays. They get good chances.

Ron Rolston
On tonight’s game

We got in the box early and they had a couple power plays right off the bat. All their top players. We talked about that before the game.

We just regroup and get back at it on Monday and we have LA coming in on Tuesday.

We have to work and I just don’t think the work was there.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 48 15 35 10 50
R. Kesler 49 13 19 -2 32
C. Perry 34 19 12 15 31
S. Vatanen 49 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 48 19 7 12 26
P. Maroon 41 6 18 2 24
C. Fowler 48 5 18 4 23
H. Lindholm 48 5 16 13 21
J. Silfverberg 49 6 13 2 19
K. Palmieri 25 10 6 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.22
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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