Postgame Notes and Quotes: Jan. 15 vs. VAN
Anaheim 9 vs. Vancouver 1
Jan. 15, 2014
36-8-5, 77 Standings Points
With tonight’s win, the Ducks join the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only teams in NHL history to win 18-of-19 games (both 18-1-0). The Canadiens went on to win 20-of-21 games from Jan. 6-Feb. 22, 1968.
TEAMS TO WIN 18+ GAMES IN 19-GAME STRETCH, NHL HISTORY*
* Stats Inc.
The Ducks set a franchise record for goals in a single game with nine. They also set a record for most PPG in a single game with six.
With eight straight wins overall (longest active streak in the NHL), Anaheim now owns the two longest winning streaks in the NHL this season (also a 10-game streak from Dec. 6-28). The club also had a seven-game streak earlier this year (Oct. 5-20), giving them three of the longest six streaks in the league in 2013-14. The last team to record three separate winning streaks of seven-or-more games in a single season was the Detroit Red Wings during the 2007-08 season (9, Oct. 18-Nov. 9, 2007; 8, Jan. 17-Feb. 5, 2008; 7, Nov. 27-Dec. 10, 2007).
This is also Anaheim’s 10th consecutive win at Honda Center. This is the second time the Ducks have had a HOME winning streak of eight-or-more games this year (the other was an eight-game streak from Oct. 10-Nov. 10). The last team to record two separate such streaks was the Calgary Flames in 2006-07 (10, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 2006 and 8, Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2007). It also ties the third longest (10 consecutive wins) HOME winning streak in club history. The other three were 13 games (Jan. 26-Mar. 20, 2013), 11 games (Dec. 8, 2009-Feb. 10, 2010) and 10 games (Feb. 17-Mar. 26, 2008).
The Ducks improved to 36-8-5 (77 points) overall. The 36-8-5 record for 77 points is Anaheim’s best ever start to a season through 49 games, besting the previous mark of 30-11-8 for 68 points in 2006-07.
The Ducks are the fourth team in 40 NHL seasons (since 1973-74) to record points in each of their first 22+ home games of a season (20-0-2).
LONGEST HOME POINT STREAKS TO START NHL SEASON – SINCE 1973-74
|New York Islanders||1978-79||23||19-0-4|
|San Jose Sharks||2008-09||22||20-0-2|
* NHL Record (Elias Sports Bureau)
The win tonight is the eighth straight for the Ducks. This marks the club’s third streak of at least seven games this year (9, Dec. 7-28; 7, Oct. 5-20). The last team to record three separate winning streaks of seven-or-more games in a single season was the Detroit Red Wings during the 2007-08 season (9, Oct. 18-Nov. 9, 2007; 8, Jan. 17-Feb. 5, 2008; 7, Nov. 27-Dec. 10, 2007).
This marks the deepest into a season (49 games) that the Ducks have ever led the league in points. (Previously 48 games, 2006-07)
With 168 goals scored this season, the Ducks have scored the most goals through 49 games in club history. In addition Anaheim’s 116 goals allowed are the fewest in club history. At home, Anaheim’s 89 goals are the most ever scored at Honda Center through 22 games. Lastly, the club’s 39 goals allowed at home match the fewest in club history.
Teemu Selanne recorded his 110th GWG, tying him for fourth all-time with Brett Hull. He also scored his third and fourth PPG of the year, 255 in his career (third all-time, Hull 265). He has 3-2=5 points in the last four games he has played, including three PPG. Tonight’s game marks the 1,425th of his NHL career, surpassing Pat Verbeek for sole possession of 26th all-time in games played.
Andrew Cogliano scored his 16th goal of the season, just two goals shy of tying his career high (18 twice, 2007-08, 2008-09). He now has goals in his last two games and 7-2=9 points with a +8 rating in his last 11.
Ryan Getzlaf recorded his 400th career NHL assist (first assist) as part of a two-assist game.
Corey Perry recorded his first four-point game of the season (2-2=4). This was the fifth four-plus point game of his career. He now has sole possession of second in the NHL in goals with 27.
Nick Bonino tied his career high with two PPG (eight in his career). Bonino now has 5-6=11 points in his last eight games.
Hampus Lindholm tied career highs in both points and assists with his second career multi-assist game. Lindholm has 2-2=4 points in his last three games.
Jakob Silfverberg tied his career high with 1-1=2 points, marking his fifth assist in his last seven games (1-5=6).
Sami Vatanen recorded his first career two-assist game and tied his career high in points (Dec. 17, 2013 @ DET). He now has 1-2=3 points in his last five games.
Frederik Andersen won his 11th game of the season. He currently ranks second among rookie goaltenders in wins and GAA (1.98), and second in SV% (.930).
Tonight’s attendance was 17,174, Anaheim’s seventh consecutive sellout.
On how the team handles the home success (20-0-2)
You just approach every game and play. You have to prepare yourself and have a game plan. And if you execute it, you have a good chance of winning. Tonight, we did that. Freddy [Andersen] made some good stops in the first period that kept us in the game. We were able to get a bunch of goals.
On 13 different players getting on the scoresheet
We have a lot of depth guys, and guy who come in the lineup. It seems like we have 14 guys who switch every night who can provide offense. It’s pretty impressive we’re getting a lot of depth scoring.
On tonight’s game
We didn’t want to finish the game like that. I know there were a couple of guys who had a chance to get a hat trick, but it’s almost embarrassing to even try. But, what are you going to say? It’s a good thing we won. But we can’t really get too high about this one.
On being 20-0-2 at Honda Center
This is what we want. We want to make this a hard place to play. So far, so good. But now, let’s forget this game. This is a tough week with Chicago and St. Louis. The focus should be there now.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On tonight’s game
I don’t like those kinds of games. You don’t want to ever intentionally embarrass another team. I’ve been on the other end of those scores, so I know what it feels like.
On the Canucks
They’re a really good opponent. Quite frankly, they outplayed us in the first period. They had the better chances and they played better than us. We just ended up with the 2-0 lead. It’s probably a little deflating, with them having such an emotional game two days ago.
On the game
It got away from us. I thought we played a good first period. It should not have been 2-0 after the first period. We came out in the second and we started taking penalties. They got some great bounces. I don’t think we played particularly bad until the halfway point of the game but we weren’t quite there like we were in LA. We didn’t get the hits we wanted to. We didn’t get the forecheck. It wasn’t a huge difference but it was there. You could tell from the get go that we didn’t have the mindset where we run through guys. Today I thought we were stick checking too much.
On the loss
I’ve had a lot of disappointing losses. This was up there but this was not a 9-1 game, this was not a 6-1 game. They had 8 or 9 minutes of 5 on 3. They’re going to score when they get that. That’s what happened.
On the loss
It’s never a great feeling being on the wrong side of a 9-1 game. We played a pretty solid first period. We played in a way that gave ourselves a chance to win. Their power play kind of put the game away for them and the game kind of got away from us from there.
On the number of penalties
I thought we responded fairly well, early. You have to give them a lot of credit. Their power play was really good tonight.
On the game
It was one of those nights. So we plow on to our next game and get ready to play that one.
On the 7-minute penalties
I am not going to comment on any of that stuff. There is no sense in it. There is no sense in my dissecting it for you guys.