|CGY||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|ANA||0||4||0||(0 - 0)||4|
Tonight he was able to do both.
|Selanne's (right) assist on Carter's goal in the second period gave Selanne the Ducks franchise scoring record.
Selanne’s assist on a Ryan Carter goal 4:36 into the second period gave the Ducks their first lead and was one of four
"It’s a nice compliment," Selanne said, offering the type of comments he's uttered several times the past few years. "I’m not a big stat guy that much. The numbers don’t really mean much right now. Some day when I look back on what I achieved here, then it’s going to be more special."
The textbook feed to Carter, who took advantage with a pretty deke move and a forehand shot past
That goal was one of four unanswered in the period by the Ducks, who had fallen behind 1-0 after on a Daymond Langkow power play strike with 4:50 left in the opening period. The four goals matched the Ducks’ high in a period this year, the third time they have pulled off the feat.
"We just talked about continuing to work hard," said Scott Niedermayer of the approach to the second period. "Hockey’s a funny game sometimes. You work hard and you don’t get rewarded and other times you do. The trick is just to keep that going every shift if you can and things will start going your way. It paid off in the second. It definitely went our way in that period."
Trailing going into that middle session, the Ducks evened it up quickly as Ryan Getzlaf dented the net just 17 seconds into the period. Getzlaf took the puck up the center of the ice in the
Carter’s goal at 4:36 was his fourth of the season (and fourth in the last five games), but most of the attention on it fell on Selanne. The longtime fan favorite received a thundering ovation from the sellout crowd of 17,174 after the announcement of his franchise record.
That crowd would find reason to erupt yet again when the other Duck to come out of semi-retirement this year, Scott Niedermayer, scored a little more than two minutes later. With Jarome Iginla in the box for cross checking, Niedermayer took a pass from Chris Pronger and shot a wrister from the right circle that slipped through Kirpusoff’s pads.
That made it 3-1 Ducks, and it would soon be 4-1 as Pronger got one of his own on the power play with just three Flames on the ice. Robyn Regehr and Adrian Aucoin had both taken penalties, though Regehr’s hooking minor expired exactly as Pronger’s drilled one-timer hit the twine.
|Giguere had 23 saves and helped hold off a late Calgary comeback attempt.
It was the 10th goal on just 51 shots over the last two games for one-time All-Star Kiprusoff, who was replaced by recently acquired Curtis Joseph to start the third period.
The Flames made it interesting with a Wayne Primeau goal (a backhand in front of the net with Carter all over him) just 1:54 into the period, making it 4-2
In seven starts in the month of February, Giguere has posted a record of 5-1-1, with a 1.28 GAA and a .951 SV %.
The notably physical contest saw 19 penalties between the two teams, who have a history going back to an intense playoff series in 2006, which the Ducks won in seven games.
Afterward, the talk was all about Selanne, who was playing his seventh game since re-joining the Ducks following a flirtation with retirement. "He’s a special person and a special player," Niedermayer said. "He’s got that charisma. He just loves life. When he gets on the ice, he’s a phenomenal hockey player. It’s been a lot of fun being his teammate."
Added Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle, "There’s a lot been written and said about it and those are things you should be proud of. Of course as he talks about, this is his happy place. He feels comfortable here. He’s played a lot of strong minutes and strong games for this organization. He really is the face of the franchise. If you look at it, he’s our most popular player. He’s got a personality that lends itself to the public. Not all professional athletes are like that. He’s a special one."
The Ducks are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games at Honda Center and have won six of their last seven games overall.
Anaheim extended their HOME winning streak versus Calgary to five games. The streak dates back to Oct. 26, 2005.
Ryan Getzlaf has a four-game assist streak (1-4=5). In addition, he is currently riding a nine-game point streak at HOME, earning 4-10=14 points during that span. The home point streak dates back to Jan. 2 vs. Columbus. Getzlaf also appeared in his 200th career NHL game this evening.
Chris Kunitz has earned 3-4=7 points in the last six games.
With a goal and an assist tonight, Chris Pronger has collected 1-2=3 points in the last three games.
Tonight’s game marked the Ducks’ 62nd consecutive sellout (17,174) at Honda Center (50 regular season plus 12 playoff games).
|PPG - Daymond Langkow (24) Snap shot - ASST: Kristian Huselius (33), Dion Phaneuf (31)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Ryan Getzlaf (20) Wrist shot - ASST: Sean O'Donnell (6)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Ryan Carter (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Teemu Selanne (3), Chris Kunitz (20)|
2 - 1 ANA
|PPG - Scott Niedermayer (4) Snap shot - ASST: Chris Pronger (29), Ryan Getzlaf (44)|
3 - 1 ANA
|PPG - Chris Pronger (12) Slapshot - ASST: Mathieu Schneider (21), Chris Kunitz (21)|
4 - 1 ANA
|Wayne Primeau (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Stephane Yelle (7), Marcus Nilson (1)|
4 - 2 ANA
|George Parros Fighting (maj) against Eric Godard|
|Eric Godard Fighting (maj) against George Parros|
|Alex Tanguay Hooking against Mathieu Schneider|
|Ryan Getzlaf Hooking against Owen Nolan|
|Brad May Holding against Marcus Nilson|
|Jarome Iginla Cross checking against Todd Marchant|
|Travis Moen Roughing against Cory Sarich|
|Cory Sarich Roughing against Travis Moen|
|Cory Sarich Roughing against Travis Moen|
|Robyn Regehr Hooking against Ryan Getzlaf|
|Adrian Aucoin Interference against Chris Kunitz|
|Robyn Regehr Roughing against Todd Bertuzzi|
|Todd Bertuzzi Roughing against Robyn Regehr|
|Robyn Regehr Cross checking against Todd Bertuzzi|
|Todd Bertuzzi Roughing against Owen Nolan|
|Owen Nolan Roughing against Todd Bertuzzi|
|Jarome Iginla Fighting (maj) against Travis Moen|
|Travis Moen Fighting (maj) against Jarome Iginla|
|George Parros Kneeing against Dion Phaneuf|
|SA: 10||TOI: 20:00|
|Saves: 10||EV: 7 - 7|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 26||TOI: 40:00|
|Saves: 22||EV: 19 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 5|
|SV%: .846||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 25||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 23||EV: 19 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 2|
|SV%: .920||SH: 3 - 3|
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