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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 1 vs. Dallas

Wednesday, 04.16.2014 / 10:49 PM PT / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 1 vs. Dallas
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).



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.


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.




1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70


R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07

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