Previous Game: Anaheim's Winning Streak Ends in 3-2 Loss

Tuesday, 11.12.2013 / 10:29 PM / News
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Anaheim's five-game winning streak came to an end in a 3-2 loss to the Panthers at the BB&T Center on Tuesday night.

Andrew Cogliano and Hampus Lindholm scored for the Ducks, who had the longest active winning streak in the league snapped at five games. Anaheim (15-4-1), which has the most points in the league, missed a chance at recording the best 20-game start in franchise history. Last season's team started 15-3-2.

Goalie Frederik Andersen stopped 22 shots but lost for the first time, two nights after becoming the first NHL goalie since 1993 to win his first six career decisions. Andersen was 6-0-0 with a 1.41 GAA and a .952 save percentage entering the game.

'I don’t think we were prepared as a team," said Bryan Allen. "We didn’t play well structurally and together. I didn’t play very well. The last goal, I made a soft play in our own end and got beat to the net. I take responsibility, too."

Anaheim played without leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf, who missed a second consecutive game because of an upper-body injury. Kyle Palmieri was also scratched because of flu-like symptoms.

The Ducks had several chances to put the game out of reach when they were leading by two goals, but went 0-for-3 on the power play.

"We have the personnel to make things happen and score goals," Allen said. "Sometimes you fight it and you try to look to do too much, or wonder what you can do better. Sometimes, it’s just about simplifying things."

Cogliano gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead 40 seconds in by scoring in a fourth consecutive game. He took a nice centering pass from Daniel Winnik and got Tim Thomas to go down with a quick deke to his forehand before he flipped the puck over the goalie.

Lindholm made it 2-0 at 14:26 of the first with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle that beat Thomas high to the glove side.

Anaheim appeared in control midway through the second period when it held a 2-0 lead, but Florida tied the game in 70 seconds.

Matthias got Florida on the board at 13:28 when he took a pass from Brian Campbell in the slot and fired a quick backhand through Andersen's legs. Upshall scored a fluky goal at 14:38 when his quick wrist shot from the point bounced off the stick of Ducks center Mathieu Perreault then off the shoulder of Lindholm before going over the shoulder of Andersen.

Brad Boyes snapped a 2-2 tie at 4:29 of the third period and the Panthers ended a nine-game slide.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 2 2 2 4 4
C. Perry 2 1 1 3 2
M. Beleskey 1 1 1 1 2
F. Beauchemin 2 0 2 0 2
A. Cogliano 2 1 0 0 1
M. Perreault 2 1 0 0 1
K. Palmieri 2 1 0 -1 1
T. Selanne 2 0 1 0 1
N. Bonino 2 0 1 0 1
P. Maroon 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 2 0 0 .930 2.50
 

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