Postgame Notes and Quotes: Jan. 23 vs. LA

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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Jan. 23 vs. LA
Postgame notes and quotes following Anaheim\'s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center on Jan. 23, 2014.
Postgame notes and quotes following Anaheim's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center on Jan. 23, 2014.

POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 2 vs. Los Angeles 1
Jan. 23, 2014
Honda Center
38-10-5, 81 Standings Points

Anaheim is now 21-1-2 at Honda Center this season, equaling the second-best home start in NHL history.

MOST POINTS THROUGH 24 HOME GAMES, NHL HISTORY*

Team Year Record Points
Montreal Canadiens 1943-44 21-0-3 45
Anaheim Ducks 2013-14 21-1-2 44
San Jose Sharks 2008-09 21-1-2 44

*Elias Sports Bureau

The Ducks improved to 38-10-5 (81 points) overall. This marks Anaheim’s best ever start to a season through 53 games, improving upon the previous mark of 32-13-8 for 72 points in 2006-07. This marks the deepest into a season (53 games) that the Ducks have ever led the league in points. (Previously 48 games, 2006-07)

The Ducks are 10-2-0 in their last 12 games and 20-3-0 in their last 23 games. This is Anaheim’s 11th win in the last 12 games at Honda Center (11-1-0).

With 177 goals scored this season, the Ducks have scored the most goals through 53 games in club history. In addition Anaheim’s 126 goals allowed are the fewest in club history. At home, Anaheim’s 93 goals are the most ever scored at Honda Center through 24 games. Also, the club’s 43 goals allowed at home match the fewest in club history.

Patrick Maroon scored his first career NHL game winning goal (1-0=1). He now has 1-4=5 points in the last eight games he has played.

Frederik Anderson won his 13th game of the season, moving into the lead among NHL rookie goaltenders in wins. He currently ranks second in GAA (1.87) and SV% (.933).

Nick Bonino’s earned his team-leading 19th power play point, extended his point streak to three games (1-3=4).

With his assist tonight, Mark Fistric now has 0-3=3 points in his last four games.

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Patrick Maroon
On what sparked the team’s offense

I think we knew what we did in the first period wasn’t good enough. After we got pucks deep in the second period, we were physical all over the ice. We worked their defense down low. We know they’ve played a lot of games these past few days, so we knew what we had to do.

On his game-winning goal
Tim Jackman
forechecked really hard and I came in second. Then, [Kings defenseman] Willie Mitchell turned it over, and Fisty [Mark Fistric] threw it on net. My first instinct was to wrap the puck, and fortunately it went in.

Ben Lovejoy
On winning in a variety of ways

We can play any style. We can play with speed teams because we have that speed and skill. And we can match up with the big, physical teams like LA. I don’t think we beat them at their own game. I think we imposed the kind of game we wanted in the second and third. We need to continue to do that if we want to beat good teams like that.

On the Kings
One game in January doesn’t mean we’re a better team than them. They played a great game tonight. We were one goal better than them, barely. We’re two very evenly matched teams, and we need to bring it on Saturday in order to be successful.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On tonight’s game

I know every time we play this team, it’s a man’s game. You better be prepared to hit, and be hit, because they’re so good. Even if we got outplayed in the first period, we can come back. Once we got our legs underneath us, I thought we played pretty good the last two periods.

On playing a grinding, physical game tonight
We had 48 hits tonight, which is a team record. You have to play that way against these guys. If we make the playoffs, that’s what we’re going to have do. We’re going to have to grind it out.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Justin Williams
On the team's performance

Some good, some bad. We lost the special teams battle again, which is crucial. We got the lead which was important, but we weren’t able to get the next one with the power plays that we had. We didn’t get it done. Gave them two easy goals in front of the net. We scored one goal.

On Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium
We should have some fire in our belly and be upset. You have a home and a home with a team, especially a team in our division, and the top of the league right now, you better have some fire in your belly and we’ll have that.

Anze Kopitar
On tonight's game

We came up short. That’s something we have to learn from. We can’t just give up soft goals and easy goals.

On Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium
Two points are going to be on the line just like any other game. Yes, we are going to play outdoors. It is a different venue, a different atmosphere but at the end of the day we are going to try and get the two points.

Darryl Sutter
On tonight's game

It was a good hockey game. You go on the road and you win a period, lose a period, and tie a period. That’s a pretty good hockey game.

On Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium
Obviously we’re looking forward to it. Not many guys have played an outdoor game. The way the schedule is jammed in, in a lot of ways it’s just another road game. We get home, play, and leave again.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 15 2 17 7 19
C. Perry 15 9 8 7 17
J. Silfverberg 15 4 13 5 17
R. Kesler 15 6 6 1 12
S. Vatanen 15 3 8 5 11
P. Maroon 15 7 3 5 10
A. Cogliano 15 3 6 10 9
C. Fowler 15 2 7 7 9
H. Lindholm 15 2 7 1 9
M. Beleskey 15 7 1 -4 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 4 3 .919 2.18

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