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Postgame Notes and Quotes: April 2 vs. EDM

Thursday, 04.03.2014 / 1:20 AM / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: April 2 vs. EDM
Postgame notes and quotes following Anaheim\'s 3-2 comeback victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center on April 2, 2014.
POSTGAME NOTES
Anaheim 3 vs. Edmonton 2
Apr. 2, 2014
Honda Center
50-18-8, 108 Standings Points

Tonight’s win marks the first time in franchise history the Ducks have won 50 games in a single season. The Ducks, who broke the franchise single-season record with their 49th win on Mar. 31 vs. Winnipeg, is the third NHL team to 50 wins this season (joining Boston and St. Louis). Anaheim has earned points in six straight games (5-0-1), are 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests, 22-10-3 in their last 35 games and 35-12-5 in their last 52 contests. Tonight was also the Ducks’ 27th win at home this season, one shy of tying the club record for home wins in a season (28, 2007-08).

This remains Anaheim’s best season (now through 76 games), topping the previous mark of 44-20-12 for 100 points in 2006-07. With 245 goals scored this season, the Ducks have scored the most goals through 76 games in club history.

Corey Perry scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season for his second career 40+ goal season (50 in 2010-11). It is the 10th 40+ goal season in franchise history (also Kariya, three times; Selanne, five times). Perry is the second player in the NHL to reach the 40-goal plateau this season, trailing only Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (48). Perry’s two goals and assist tonight marked his sixth game with three points or more this season.

Stephane Robidas collected the lone assist on Corey Perry’s game-tying goal in the third period, giving him points in five of his last six games with Anaheim (1-4=5).

Francois Beauchemin collected his 10th career game-winning goal at 18:39 of the third period. The tally marked Beaucehmin’s fourth goal of the season and 49th of his career.

Teemu Selanne surpassed Tim Horton (1,446) for sole possession of 22nd in all-time games played (1,447).

Tonight’s attendance was 17,174, a sellout. Tonight marked Anaheim’s 10th consecutive sellout, continuing their longest streak of the season (previously six, Dec. 28-Jan. 12).

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Corey Perry
On the key to the comeback

It was a huge save by Freddie [Frederik Andersen], and we turn around and score. Those are momentum boosts and confidence plays for everybody on the ice.

On if confidence fuels comebacks
We’ve been a team that’s worked hard all year. We have that never-say-die attitude. If we can continue to push and play the right way for a full 60 minutes, we’ll be all right.

Francois Beauchemin
On his game-winning goal

Their team was taking away the far side, so I just tried to shoot it as hard as I could. I knew Pears [Corey Perry] was going for a rebound if it was there. Fortunately, it went in. I was pretty happy with that one.

On the team’s confidence
We always know we have a chance. We’re pretty good playing with the lead, as well. It’s a lot less stressful playing with a lead. We killed a big penalty just before my goal. That was a big momentum change.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On the team reaching 50 wins

The idea of reaching 50 wins is pretty cool, quite frankly. There’s only going to be a few teams that do it, and when you’re one of them, it’s quite an accomplishment. I’m pretty proud of the guys for 50 wins.

On the play of Frederik Andersen
That’s twice he’s come up with a big save. He made a big save when it was 2-0 right after their goal. Then we score right away. What a swing. There’s no way we would’ve come back from 3-0, but Freddie stood tall and made a great save.

EDMONTON OILERS

Viktor Fasth
On his play
In the first period I was a little bit rusty, then I kind of got into the game the longer it went. But I have to do better for us to win. That’s a tough loss.

On coming back to Honda Center
There were a lot of emotions. I had been playing with the guys on the other side for over a year. It was a special feeling. It's tough.

Jordan Eberle
On Andersen's big save

They come back and they score right away like that. Instead of making it 3-0, it’s 2-1. That could have been a game-changer.

On tonight's game
I thought we played really well. We were in sync the whole night. We were breaking the puck out well. We were playing together as a team. For me, it really felt like we had a type of game that was a force to be reckoned with. I think the shots were 12 to 1 to start the game. I can’t remember the last time we did that against an opponent like these guys. You can take some positives for sure but just the way we lost, it’s crazy.

Head coach Dallas Eakins
On tonight's game

It’s heartbreaking. It’s games like these that you want your players to feel the reward of the points. When we had it 2-0, we had an unbelievable chance in front of the net and a rebound that, if it would have went to three, it would have been over for sure. But then again, with the Ducks, you never know. They seem to be very, very good at never being out of the game. Great compete, but we have to find a way to close it out.

On tonight's effort
I don’t know what they’re proving to the people watching but they’re definitely proving something to me. We’ve got an extremely banged-up lineup. We have some defensemen in there with very little experience, call ups. And these guys are battling. I think there are a lot of people in our market that were wondering if they were going to start mailing it in. I am not going to sit here and accept losing games by a goal but it is hard to critique that group when they’re fighting so hard.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 

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