Top 25 Moments: 11-15

A look back at the top memories from the 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks season

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Top 25 Moments: 11-15
A look back at the top memories from the 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks season.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The 2013-14 season was filled with new franchise records, player milestones, incredible comeback victories, and of course, memories of Teemu Selanne. Anaheim concluded the season with a record of 54-20-8, the best mark in club history. The Ducks finished with the top record in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history and set season records for standings points (116), wins (54) and win/points percentage (.707). In addition, the Ducks led the league in goals (263) for the first time in club history (excluding shootout tallies) and established season bests for goals (263), home wins (29) road wins (25), home points (62) and road points (54). AnaheimDucks.com will count down the top 25 moments from past season in the coming weeks. Here is the third installment: 11-15.

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15. December 9, 2013
Perry Scores One to Remember

Ducks sniper Corey Perry knows how to find the back of the net, and the game against the Islanders was no different. Perry entered the game on a career-tying five-game goal streak (5g/2a) and ranked among the league’s leaders in scoring.

After a sluggish start that eventually led to a 2-1 deficit midway through the second period, the Ducks tied the game on an Andrew Cogliano goal at the 12:41 mark -- a goal that would ultimately open the floodgates. The Ducks would go on to score the next three goals of the game, including Perry’s highlight-reel tally with two seconds remaining in the second period. An uncontested Daniel Winnik crossed the blue line and made a drop pass to the trailing Perry. Winnik’s speed forced Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan to back up just enough for Perry to walk right around him, spinning him in the process. With de Haan’s back turned, his skate clipped Perry’s legs, forcing him to his knees, but Perry managed to hang onto the puck and chip it up and over Anders Nilsson’s glove.

The goal gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead, and Perry iced the game with a power-play tally in the third period. His two-goal performance extended his goal streak to a career-best six consecutive games (7g/2a), and matched the longest goal streak of the season with St. Louis’ Alexander Steen and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos.

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14. January 15, 2014
Ducks Put Nine on the Board

In the midst of a seven-game winning streak and having been victorious in nine consecutive home games overall, the Ducks welcomed the visiting Vancouver Canucks to Honda Center. The Canucks gave the Ducks all they could handle in a game in Anaheim 10 days earlier, and if not for some late-game heroics (Top Moment No. 18), the Ducks’ magical winning streak would’ve come to a screeching halt.

While that game went down to the final seconds, this one was over soon after the puck dropped. Andrew Cogliano gave the Ducks an early 1-0 lead just four minutes into the game, and then Teemu Selanne put the Ducks up by two on a power-play goal with 2:03 remaining in the first period. Corey Perry’s goal 3:58 into the second period sealed the fate for Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack, who was pulled for rookie Joacim Eriksson. The relief appearance marked the debut for Eriksson, and unfortunately, one he’ll definitely want to forget. Anaheim peppered the young goaltender for six goals, including five on the power play.

When the final buzzer sounded, the Ducks came away with a franchise record-setting 9-1 victory. Never before had the Ducks scored nine in a single game. In addition, the Ducks set a record for most power-play goals in a single game with six. The win was Anaheim’s eighth in a row, and the longest active streak in the NHL at the time.

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13. October 20, 2013
Andersen Earns Win in Debut

It wasn’t the way rookie goaltender Frederik Andersen envisioned his NHL debut, but it’ll be one he’ll never forget. When starting netminder Jonas Hiller was pulled after the first period (three goals on 11 shots), Andersen was summoned to duty, and the Ducks never looked back. The second period was one in which the Ducks thoroughly dominated, scoring three unanswered goals to tie the game, 3-3. The Ducks tacked on two more goals in the third period for good measure, and Andersen earned a shutout victory in his debut.

With Andersen and Dallas’ Jack Campbell making their NHL debuts on this night, it marked the first time two goaltenders have debuted in the same game since Oct. 12, 2005.

12. January 15, 2014
Unbeaten Home Streak Reaches New Heights

If Anaheim’s 9-1 drubbing over Vancouver wasn’t impressive enough, the win propelled the Ducks’ home unbeaten record to 20-0-2 to start the season. The Ducks became the fourth team in 40 NHL seasons (since 1973-74) to record points in each of their first 22+ home games of a season (20-0-2).

The Ducks joined the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only teams in NHL history to win 18-of-19 games (both 18-1-0). The Canadiens went on to win 20-of-21 games from Jan. 6-Feb. 22, 1968.

This also marked Anaheim’s 10th consecutive win at Honda Center. This was the second time the Ducks had a home winning streak of eight-or-more games in 2013-14 (the other was an eight-game streak from Oct. 10-Nov. 10). The last team to record two separate such streaks was the Calgary Flames in 2006-07 (10, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 2006 and 8, Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2007). It also tied the third longest (10 consecutive wins) home winning streak in club history. The other three were 13 games (Jan. 26-Mar. 20, 2013), 11 games (Dec. 8, 2009-Feb. 10, 2010) and 10 games (Feb. 17-Mar. 26, 2008).

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11. March 31, 2014
Greatest Comeback in Franchise History

The “Comeback Kids” were at it again, and this time, they made it one for the ages. A sluggish start proved costly for the Ducks, as the Jets jumped all over them and raced to a 4-0 lead at the midway point of the second period. Nick Bonino got the Ducks on the board with 2:16 remaining in the period, and the team went into the locker room trailing by three goals with 20 minutes to play.

The Ducks got an early power-play goal in the third period from Ryan Getzlaf to cut the deficit to two goals. With the home crowd buzzing and the momentum on their side, the Ducks found the back of the net again, this time just 1:06 after Getzlaf’s goal. A failed pinch by Jets defenseman Adam Pardy allowed Saku Koivu to outlet a pass to Daniel Winnik, who raced in and threw a shot on net. Though Ondrej Pavelec was able to make the initial save, he was unable to stop rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who came flying in to bury the rebound. Lindholm leaped into Winnik’s outstretched arms, and the deficit was cut to one.

With the extra attacker on the ice with under a minute remaining in regulation, the Ducks found the equalizer. With Perry hovering around the high slot, the puck made its way behind the net to Getzlaf, who, in one motion, fed it in front to an uncontested Perry, who managed to slip past Jets forward Bryan Little. Perry one-timed it past Pavelec with 23 seconds remaining in regulation.

The game would then head into a very brief overtime, as Stephane Robidas went cross-ice to a streaking Andrew Cogliano. After spinning off two Jets, Cogliano fed it into the high slot to a wide open Robidas, who snapped one past Pavelec, completing Anaheim’s greatest comeback in franchise history.

Robidas, whom the Anaheim acquired at the trade deadline, scored the OT winner in just his seventh game in a Ducks uniform.

Previous Top Moments of 2013-14
Moments 16-20
Moments 21-25

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 67 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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