Postgame Notes and Quotes: November 22 vs. Tampa Bay
Anaheim 1 vs. Tampa Bay 0 OT
Nov. 22, 2013
16-6-3, 35 Standings Points
The Ducks are now 9-0-1 at Honda Center this season, the club’s best HOME start to a season in franchise history. Anaheim leads the NHL with a 16-6-3 record (35 points) through 25 games this season.
Tonight marks Anaheim’s first 1-0 OT win since Nov. 4, 2008 at Los Angeles (Pronger OT goal, Giguere with 35 saves).
Tonight marks the second 1-0 OT win at Honda Center in franchise history with the other taking place on Mar. 11, 2001 vs. Nashville (Crowley OT goal, Giguere with 31 saves).
Jonas Hiller recorded the second shutout of the season and 18th of his career, stopping all 31 shots he faced.
Ryan Getzlaf scored the fifth regular season OT goal of his career (last: Apr. 5, 2012 at Edmonton). His five game-winning goals this season lead the NHL. He has scored 13 goals this season and has earned 8-5=13 points with a +9 rating in his last eight contests. His team-leading 13-13=26 points rank tied for second in the NHL, while his 13 goals rank tied for fourth.
Tonight’s attendance was 16,648.
On the game
Our goaltender played unbelievable. At both ends of the rink these guys played great. There was world-class goaltending tonight. We were thankful to get that win.
On his overtime goal
I just knew there wasn’t much time left, so I just wanted to go on one last rush and get one on net. I ended up getting two cracks at it and managed to get it over the shoulder, and I kind of blacked out after that.
On when he got the call to start
After warmup they told me I should be ready. Couple minutes later, I’m right in the middle of it. It was almost nice to have the ceremony for Scotty, so I had a little extra time to focus and warm up.
On the goaltending duel
It was great to have some good stops early that gave me confidence. It was a pretty good goaltending battle tonight.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On coming out with a victory
I didn’t think anybody was going to score on those goalies. That was probably as good a goaltending display from both goaltenders I’ve seen in a very long time.
On Getzlaf delivering in the clutch
Getzy plays hard and he’s the leader. He logged a lot of minutes tonight. I think it was only rightful that him, or Cogliano, might score.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
On tonight’s game
I think the whole team played a good game. It was up and down. We had a lot of shots. Both of the goalies played very well. I think the goalies were the biggest key.
Yesterday we lost 5-1 and today we tried to focus on our defense and I think we did. We played well. Bishop was amazing today. He helped us a lot.
Head coach Jon Cooper
On tonight’s game
There are a lot of things to salvage out of this. Getting one point is better than getting none. A lot of good things happened tonight. We played extremely hard. We played our third of 4 nights against a conference leading team. It’s a game of bounces and they got the bounce off the skate at the blue line and they got the bounce at the end with 5 seconds left. They just got the last bounce.
Of course he’s pissed. We’re all pissed. You are five seconds away from a shootout. You can’t predict who is going to win a shootout. We didn’t get our chance. It's why the game is great. There are 10 seconds left in the game and one team is going on a rush one way and the puck ends up in the net the other way. What comes around goes around. At some point this season that bounce will go our way.