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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 5 vs. LA

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 10:53 PM PT / News
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Postgame Notes and Quotes: Game 5 vs. LA
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Game 5
Anaheim 4 vs. Los Angeles 3

May 12, 2014
Honda Center
Ducks lead series, 3-2

With tonight’s win, the Ducks have won three straight games and five of their last seven dating back to Game 5 of the First Round vs. Dallas. The last time the Ducks won at least three straight playoff games was in 2007, winning Games 4-6 of the WCF vs. Detroit and Games 1-2 of the SCF vs. Ottawa (five straight).

Ryan Getzlaf extended his point/assist streak to five games (1-6=7). He has 2-8=10 points in the last six games. With 4-10=14 points this postseason, he ranks tied for second in the league in scoring and assists.

John Gibson stopped a career-high (regular-season and playoffs) 39 of 42 shots. He is 2-0 in the postseason with a .957 SV% and 1.50 GAA. In his five career games (three regular-season and two postseason), he is 5-0-0 with a .955 SV% and 1.40 GAA.

With 2-0=2 points, Devante Smith-Pelly recorded his second multi-goal game of the season (2-0=2, Apr. 27 @ DAL; Game 6 of the First Round). His five playoff goals lead the team and rank tied for fifth in the NHL.

With his second-period assist, Teemu Selanne now has 2-3=5 points in the last six games.

Tonight’s attendance was 17,233, a sellout including standing room only. Tonight marked Anaheim’s 19th consecutive sellout (13 regular-season and six postseason), continuing their longest streak of the season (previously seven, Dec. 28-Jan. 15).



John Gibson
On tonight’s game

I think I got tested more. I got more shots, and the guys did a really good job in front of me again. That’s why we’re winning.

On the final minute
We knew they were capable of coming back. It’s happened before in this series, so we knew what to expect. We just had to get the job done and we found a way.

Devante Smith-Pelly
On Game 6 Wednesday at Staples Center

It’s huge. That’s a pretty good team over there and we don’t want to give them too many chances to get off the mat. We’re going to be ready for that game, for sure.

On the play of John Gibson
I’ve said it earlier, it doesn’t surprise me. I’ve seen it all year. He’s doing very well so far, and I know he’s going to continue doing well.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On depth scoring

We got three different lines scoring. We had to. It’s something that’s been going on all year. We need that depth to score because sometimes it’s not that difficult to check one line. But when you have four lines with the ability to score, you come out on top.

On the young players making an impact
Those guys have come up and played such big roles. You look at tonight, Gibson was the second star and Smith-Pelly was the first star. Sami Vatanen is playing 20 minutes. The youth is really carrying us right now. They’re solid NHL players.

On the series
I have to believe they think they were robbed again tonight. They’ll be ready on Wednesday. As far as the strangeness of the series, I can’t explain it. I can explain that to win four games against this team is going to be the toughest job our team has ever had.


Anze Kopitar
On facing elimination

Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.

On giveaways
We didn’t manage the puck too well. They really put the pressure on us. We have to clean that up for Game 6.

Dustin Brown
On Game 6

We just have to come out and play. There is no secret recipe. We know what we have to do. It is a matter of executing our X’s and O’s. The other side of it is the emotional and the stuff you can’t really teach.

On the Ducks' success
They have been a very opportunistic team. I believe it was Game 3, we gave up maybe two odd man rushes and they scored on both of them. That is a credit to being opportunistic, but when we are playing our hockey we don’t give up odd man rushes.

On John Gibson
He has been really good. He made a lot of really big saves for them tonight. I thought we did a better job of traffic and as a result we scored goals. It’s about getting more of that next game.

Head coach Darryl Sutter
On turnovers leading to goals

I think on the first (goal), it’s a bad corner. Muzzin falls in the Zamboni corner and that’s just bad luck, that goal. I think similar to last game probably, the second and third goal were close together. One was a power play goal, and then the turnover to Ryan Getzlaf. A player can’t make that play, that’s for sure.

On injuries on the blueline
When you have injuries on the backend, you’re never able to support it as much as you want. And that’s the way it works with every team. I think what happens is that you play guys up in different situations. You have to accept that challenge and I’ve said that before. It’s part of the challenge when you have (injuries) on your backend.




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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