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Ducks Reflect on 50 Wins, Season Thus Far

Thursday, 04.3.2014 / 2:08 PM PT / News
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Ducks Reflect on 50 Wins, Season Thus Far
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By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

It was an upbeat practice this afternoon at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE as the Ducks prepared for tomorrow’s contest against the Nashville Predators. Though they have had to pull off late-game heroics the past two games, the team enters tomorrow’s matchup on a three-game winning streak and winners of five of the past six games.

They’ve reached the 50-win mark for the first time in franchise history, and currently sit three points up on the San Jose Sharks for the Pacific Division lead.

“It means a lot to reach 50,” said Patrick Maroon. “Obviously, it’s a franchise record. We just have to keep building off of that. It’s been a tough season for us. We’ve had some ups and downs, but to accomplish that is pretty cool.”

Not even the 2006-07 Stanley Cup champion squad reached 50 wins, and today, the Ducks sit just two points shy of tying that year’s point total (110) with six games remaining.

“It shows the type of team we have here, and the type of guys that are willing to sacrifice each and every night,” said Corey Perry, a member of that Cup-winning squad. “When you put that all together, you’re going to have a great team. We’ve got to continue that, keep pushing and not look back.”

Perry says reaching the 50-win mark is a special moment for this franchise. “It’s huge. Any time a team can win 50 games in a season, you’re going to remember everybody in this room.”

It’s a special season, indeed, as the division-leading Ducks sit one point away from the Western Conference-leading Blues and just two points away from the NHL-best Bruins. “We don’t plan on stopping,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “This team has done pretty well. Our standards are pretty high. Even from the first year I was here after we went 21-3, we expected to win all the time.

“We’ve got six games left. We want to put our best foot forward in those six, and then worry about the playoffs.”

NOTES
- The Ducks sit one victory shy of matching the club record for home wins in a single season (28 wins in 2007-08).

- Anaheim is two points shy of tying the franchise mark for most standings points earned in one campaign (110, 2006-07).

- The Ducks currently lead the NHL in goals-per-game average (3.22) and goals scored (245).

- The team has won three consecutive games (3-0-0), earned points in six straight (5-0-1) and is 7-2-1 in its last 10 contests.

- Against the Pacific Division, the Ducks are 19-3-3 and a league-best 31-10-3 (.739 points%) vs. the Western Conference.

- The Ducks have gone 25-7-4 through 36 games at Honda Center and became the fourth team in 40 NHL seasons (since 1973-74) to record points in each of its first 22-plus home games (20-0-2) from Oct. 13-Jan. 15, joining PHI (19-0-7, 1979-80), NYI (19-0-4, 1978-79) and SJ (20-0-2, 2008-09) in that category.

- The Ducks, who were the last NHL team to suffer a home loss in regulation this season (Jan. 21 vs. WPG), have gone 17-7-3 in their last 27 home games and earlier set a club record with eight straight home wins to open a season.

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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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

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