|NSH||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
Travis Moen, Chris Kunitz, Chris Pronger and Corey Perry each tallied in that window, propelling the Ducks to a 4-1 advantage that would eventually develop into a 5-2 rout over
|The Ducks' four goals in an 8:07 stretch in the second marked the fastest four goals the team has scored since 2004.
It was the fourth straight home win for the Ducks, who extended their win streak versus Nashville at Honda Center to seven games, dating back to March 23, 2004. The win also snapped a three-game winning streak for the Predators.
"It’s nice and hopefully it continues," said Perry of Anaheim's sudden rash of offense. "It was one of those games where the puck bounced and went in for us. We needed a game like that to take the monkey off our back. It’s just those fractions of an inch either way. Finally tonight, we started getting the bounces."
"It had been awhile, so it’s nice to finally get one," Moen said. "I had been getting some chances. I hit lots of crossbars and posts.. It’s a big relief to finally get one. I definitely took a second look. I wasn’t quite sure if it had gone in or not."
Just 1:09 later, with the Ducks holding the puck on a delayed penalty, Mathieu Schneider’s slap shot from the point deflected off Ellis to a waiting Chris Kunitz, who backhanded it netward.
A Pronger slap shot on the 5 on 3 gave the Ducks the first of two power play goals at 7:39, as it deflected off a
|Kunitz scored the second goal of the middle session to put the Ducks on top, then assisted on Perry's goal later in the period.
With the Ducks still on the man advantage, Kunitz made a great cross-ice feed to Perry, who one-timed it under Ellis and barely inside the right post. It was a team-leading 22nd goal for Perry.
The four goals were the most the Ducks have had in a second period this season and matched the four they had in the third period of a 6-3 victory against the Kings at Staples Center (though that last one was a Rob Niedermayer empty-netter).
Meanwhile, the four goals in 8:07 marked the fastest four the Ducks have scored since Jan. 23, 2004 in
"Our game is simple: It’s chipping the puck deep, putting a body on someone and shooting pucks on net with lots of people in front," Moen said. "That’s what we did in the second and third. The power play helped us. We got a couple of power play goals and it was huge. Our power play stepped up for us. We just got things rolling."
The oft-penalized Ducks took just one minor (a Moen hold in the first) over the first 40 minutes, but were whistled for three in the third. One, a Ryan Getzlaf interference call, led to a J.P. Dumont goal 4:11 into the period that cut the Ducks’ lead in half at 4-2.
Nashville threatened to make it a one-goal game on a Schneider boarding penalty at 11:27, but a few seconds after that expired, Getzlaf put the Ducks on top 5-2. Ellis kicked away a soft Perry shot right to Getzlaf, who sent it to the top shelf.
J.S. Giguere helped the Ducks cause with 21 saves for his 17th win, benefiting from a defense that gave up just five shots in that one-sided second period and seven in the third.
After managing just that one shot on goal through the first 14 minutes, the Ducks finished with 37 for the game.
Anaheim will look to do it again Wednesday night against
The Ducks are 7-2-2 over the last 11 games, including points in four straight (3-0-1).
Anaheim has won four straight home games and has points in five straight contests at Honda Center (4-0-1).
The Ducks four second period goals in 8:07 marks the fastest four goals the club has scored since Jan. 23, 2004 vs. Minnesota. That contest was tied 2-2 in the third period when Joffrey Lupul, Rob Niedermayer and Vinny Prospal (2) scored four goals in 7:30 (Ducks won 6-2).
Over the last 11 games, the Ducks have allowed an average of 25.0 shots per game (275 total).
With a goal and an assist tonight, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to eight games (4-6=10), tying his career-high (6-6=12 points, Nov. 7-25). He now shares the league lead with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (2-12=14 points, Dec.20-Jan. 5) for the longest active point streak. Getzlaf’s two eight-game point streaks are the longest by a Duck this season.
Chris Kunitz has a three-game point streak (2-2=4), including a goal and an assist tonight.
With his assist tonight, Doug Weight is now one assist shy of becoming the fifth U.S.-born player to record 700 NHL assists.
In his last eight starts, J.S. Giguere has stopped 206-of-219 shots, posting a 1.59 GAA and .940 SV%.
With 1-1=2 points this evening, Corey Perry has earned 2-2=4 points in the last three games.
Tonight’s game marked the Ducks’ 56th consecutive sellout (17,174) at Honda Center (44 regular season plus 12 playoff games). Anaheim’s sellout streak is the third-longest among U.S.-based NHL teams.
|PPG - Marek Zidlicky (3) ASST: Ville Koistinen (8)|
1 - 0 NSH
|Travis Moen (2) ASST: Ryan Carter (2), Sean O'Donnell (5)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Chris Kunitz (14) ASST: Mathieu Schneider (13), Kent Huskins (10)|
2 - 1 ANA
|PPG - Chris Pronger (9) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (29), Scott Niedermayer (5)|
3 - 1 ANA
|PPG - Corey Perry (22) ASST: Chris Kunitz (15), Doug Weight (10)|
4 - 1 ANA
|PPG - J-P Dumont (15) ASST: Jason Arnott (20), Marek Zidlicky (21)|
4 - 2 ANA
|Ryan Getzlaf (17) ASST: Corey Perry (13), Todd Bertuzzi (10)|
5 - 2 ANA
|Travis Moen Holding against Ryan Suter|
|George Parros Fighting (maj) against Darcy Hordichuk|
|Darcy Hordichuk Fighting (maj) against George Parros|
|Dan Hamhuis Slashing against Corey Perry|
|Scott Nichol Hooking against Todd Bertuzzi|
|Brandon Bochenski Tripping against Ryan Suter|
|Ryan Getzlaf Interference against Dan Hamhuis|
|Jerred Smithson Hi-sticking against Corey Perry|
|Mathieu Schneider Boarding against Darcy Hordichuk|
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