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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 1 vs. Dallas

Thursday, 04.17.2014 / 1:49 AM / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 1 vs. Dallas
Postgame notes and quotes following Anaheim\'s 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 1 at Honda Center.
POSTGAME NOTES
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Game 1
Ducks lead 1-0
Anaheim 4 vs. Dallas 3
Apr. 16, 2014
Honda Center

With tonight’s win, the Ducks are 59-47 all-time in the postseason and 35-20 at home. They lead the all-time playoff series against the Stars, 7-6.

Dating back to the regular season, the Ducks have won five consecutive games (four regular season plus one playoff game).

Frederik Andersen is the youngest goaltender in Ducks history to appear in a postseason game at 24 years and 196 days. He became the third rookie goaltender in club history to play in a playoff game (Tom Askey in 1999 and Ilya Bryzgalov in 2006), and the first rookie goaltender to win his playoff debut. Askey’s lone playoff appearance came in Game 1 of the CQF @ Detroit on Apr. 21, 1999 (took the loss in relief of Guy Hebert, 5-3 DET). Bryzgalov debuted on Apr. 21, 2006, starting Game 1 @ Calgary in the CQF (2-1 loss).

Kyle Palmieri has 4-2=6 points in his last seven postseason contests and has a +6 rating over that span. He has had a plus-or-even rating in all nine of his postseason appearances (+6).

Patrick Maroon recorded his first career playoff point (assist) in his first postseason appearance.

Ryan Getzlaf had 1-1=2 points, marking his 19th career multi-point game.

Matt Beleskey recorded his first career multi-point game (1-1=2).

With 0-2=2 points, Francois Beauchemin surpassed Rob Niedermayer (27) for seventh in all-time playoff points as a Duck (28).

Tonight’s attendance was 17,294, a sellout including standing room only. Tonight marks Anaheim’s 13th consecutive sellout, continuing their longest streak of the season (previously six, Dec. 28-Jan. 12).

POSTGAME QUOTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Frederik Andersen
On tonight’s game

We let up a little bit in the third after our fourth goal, so this is a good lesson for us. Hopefully we can prevent that from happening again.

On what he learned from his playoff debut
Even though you’re up 4-0, you have to play 60 minutes. That’s probably one thing. But I’m happy about the win.

Corey Perry
On the three-goal first period

It was just us excited being back on the big stage. Everybody wants to play, and everybody wants to win. You’re going to have ups and downs in the playoffs, but if you can keep an even keel, you’re going to be all right.

On giving up three unanswered goals
A little adversity isn’t going to hurt us. We’ve got to learn how to play with the lead, especially down to the wire. All those things are going to help us.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On Ryan Getzlaf’s injury update

I just know he’s getting stitched up right now. That’s the only thing I’ve heard. I think he’s going to be ok, but he’ll probably have a nasty cut on the side of his mouth. I’ll know more tomorrow or later tonight.

On if the second half of the game was a concern
When a team scores two goals late, they get the momentum and the belief they can win. The other team is playing more of a defensive role trying to hang on. Then, you usually end up with a score like it was tonight, even though I thought halfway through the game we were in control of the situation.

DALLAS STARS

Jamie Benn
On tonight's game

We had a tough start. They came out hot in their building. They are really good in this rink. I thought we battled back pretty good there but it just wasn’t enough.

On the next games
They are going to be hard-fought games. You have to play a full 60 and maybe even more. We are going to learn from this one, we’ll watch some video. They played a good game, they were ready to go.

Tyler Seguin
On tonight's game

The way we finished was how we want to play the full game. I am not saying I don’t think we had a good start. I thought the first 10-12 minutes, we played pretty well. We didn’t capitalize on some opportunities, even though they did. I definitely liked our no quit-attitude out there and performance.

On the next games
I think we were working hard. It is going to be a long series. That was definitely the message throughout the room. Now we have to bounce back and get ready for the next game.

Head coach Lindy Ruff
On the attempted comeback

It gave us some life obviously. The Benn opportunity, even at the end of the period, if we would have had that one to make it 4-3, would have been a really important goal for us. But we got one in the third. I thought at times we had them on their heels and we gave them a good push.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 63 20 41 13 61
C. Perry 51 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 66 17 24 1 41
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 65 10 20 11 30
H. Lindholm 63 6 23 20 29
P. Maroon 58 7 21 -4 28
C. Fowler 65 6 22 3 28
R. Rakell 55 6 19 5 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 9 5 0 .924 2.41

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