It’s CamAmerica with the Hat Trick, 3-2 OT win over the Blue Jackets

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The Ducks take on the Blue Jackets and they will have to find a way to win without the captain Ryan Getzlaf and the BEASTLY Josh Manson who is still injured but he is not listed on the injured reserve list.

Earlier the Ducks recalled Sam Carrick from the San Diego Gulls.

The Blue Jackets are an aggressive checking team so the Ducks will need to elevate their game here tonight. For Rickard Rakell he is going to have to shift his game with Getzlaf out of the lineup.

The Ducks need to get the puck into their zone and have good control so that it creates a challenging night for Joonas Korpisalo in net for the Blue Jackets. They have to gain control defensively so that our man standing tall in net isn’t put in too many sticky situations…

Speaking of goaltenders… What time is it?

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Game Highlight:

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It’s Hockey Fights Cancer night at Honda Center a night that is something that spreads awareness to all in the hockey community and to all who are fighting cancer.

Click here to see the puck drop on Hockey Fights Cancer Night: Ducks honor Hockey Fights Cancer puck drop

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The puck is dropped and we are underway…

The Ducks go on the penalty kill as Jacob Larsson is off to the penalty box for holding Pierre-Luc Dubois.Larsson does not like the call as he heads into the penalty box. Ducks having control of the puck and getting it into their end and at times close to being icing… Gibson saw very little action on the PK… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

Just 5-minutes in the Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! Pierre-Luc Dubois is sent to the box for hooking Patrick Eaves… this was an obvious call for the officials to make. The Ducks had so many good chances, Kesler and Eaves make a play and Eaves on the doorstep is DENIED by Joonas Korpisalo. The Ducks spent the entire power play in the Blue Jackets zone but couldn’t get one in… penalty killed and the Blue Jackets are back to full strength.

Pierre-Luc Dubois seems to be in the middle of the penalties so far… the Anaheim Ducks go on another JMG POWER PLAY!!! Pierre-Luc Dubois is off to the penalty box for slashing Andrew Cogliano. The Ducks spent a majority of the time in the Blue Jackets zone but couldn’t get one shot through to Korpisalo… penalty killed and the Blue Jackets are back to full strength.

With 9:23 on the clock… Zac Werenski takes a shot at Gibson and is completely DENIED and Gibbons is there to keep it out.

Click here to see: GIBBY TIME- Sprawling save Gibson

The Ducks with chances… Pontus Aberg with a good chance but his shot went a little wide but so close to going into the net.

With 6:36 to go the Anaheim  Ducks go on the penalty kill as Sam Carrick is sent to the penalty box for tripping Zac Werenski. Time spent in both ends but good goaltending on the PK and… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

The Ducks spent the last 3 minutes of the period in the Blue Jackets zone, they were in control and attacking the net. They couldn’t get one past Korpisalo to get on the board.

The Ducks head to the the locker room scorless, it’s 0-0 game after 1 period of play. The Ducks defense looks really good and Gibson noticed it since he only had 3 shots on goal. A majority of the period was spent in the Blue Jackets zone due to the pressure and control of the puck in the opening frame. The Ducks need to keep it up, get on the board, and remain in control in this game.

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The puck is down and the second period is underway…

New period but same start for Dubois… the Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! Pierre-Luc Dubois is off to the penalty box for interference on Adam Henrique. Pontus Aberg looking dangerous on the power play with his shots fired at Joonas Korpisalo. He DENIED all the shots that came his way… penalty killed and the Blue Jackets are back to full strength.

After Dubois gets out of the box he beats Gibson… Columbus Blue Jackets Goal. It’s Pierre-Luc Dubois with the goal. He goes 5-hole and Gibson couldn’t close his pads to prevent the puck getting into the net through the pads. They are on the board, it’s 1-0 Blue Jackets.

Click here to see: Blue Jackets Goal #1

Sherwood takes a shot and is DENIED and with Kesler in front trying to get it in gets shoved by Savard and since his helmet came off… the Anaheim Ducks are on the penalty kill as Ryan Kesler is sent to the box for roughing David Savard. Their power play didn’t last long because 18 seconds later Josh Anderson is off to the penalty box for slashing Adam Henrique. Anderson slashed the stick of Henrique. We have 4-on-4 hockey with 1:40 on the penalty to Kesler. The Ducks made things happen on the 4-on-4… AND THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #4 CAM FOWLER!!! ASSISTED BY THE #67 RICKARD RAKELL!!! ASSISTED BY THE #26 BRANDON MONTOUR!!! Montour gets the puck to Rakell and with those Swed hands and his shot is denied but it’s Cam Fowler there to get the rebound. Fowler elivated the puck and into the back of the net the puck goes. We are tied 1-1 with the penalty kill goal by Fowler.

Click here to see: Fowler chips puck past Korpisalo

The Blue Jackets didn’t get one in on their power play… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength. Ducks have about 18 seconds of JMG POWER PLAY time. The Ducks couldn’t get one in… penalty killed and the Blue Jackets are back to full strength.

The Swed Jakob Silfverberg takes the rebounded shot that is DENIED by Korpisalo with a pad save.

Click here to see: Korpisalo’s save on Silfverberg

With 8-minutes to go in the middle frame… the Anaheim Ducks go on the penalty kill as Jakob Silfverberg is off to the penalty box for hooking Zac Werenski. If there wasn’t a hooking penalty Silfverberg would’ve had a 2-on-3 rush chance to give the Ducks the lead. The Ducks defense strong on the PK because the Blue Jackets only got one shot on net which was DENIED by John Gibson. Penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

Winding down to the final minutes in the period… Gibson comes up with the glove save and Jacob Larsson was there to block the shot which made it easier for Gibson to see and keep that one out of the net.

…CAMAMERICA!!! The defender is making a difference on the offense as well… THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #4 CAM FOWLER!!! ASSISTED BY #64 KIEFER SHERWOOD!!! ASSISTED BY THE #48 ISAC LUNDESTROM!!! Patrick Eaves keeps the puck alive and gets it to the rookies and Sherwood finds Fowler at the top of the circle takes the point-blank shot that hits the post and finds the back of the net. Cam Fowler is just one goal away from his 1st career hat trick. The Ducks take the lead, it’s 2-1 Ducks.

Click here to see: GOAL- Fowler off the post and in

The Ducks go on the penalty kill with a minute remaining in the period… Hampus Lindholm is off to the penalty box for interference on Nick Foligno. This was a bad call and one that Lindholm doesn’t like the call made by the officials. The Blue Jackets try to tie it up late with a scramble in front of Gibson but they were DENIED by Gibson.

The Anaheim Ducks are off to the locker room with the 2-1 lead over the Blue Jackets. The Ducks will be starting the third period on the penalty kill for 1-minute remaining on the penalty to Lindholm. The Ducks are strong on the defense and John Gibson being on GIBBY TIME. The defender is a goal away from a hat trick and showing that he can be one of the 2-way players for the Ducks.

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The puck is down and the third period is underway… the Ducks are on the penalty kill for 1-minute remaining to the penalty on Lindholm. With strong defense and good goaltending… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

Just about 3-minutes in the Anaheim Ducks go on the penalty kill as it’s Cam Fowler off to the penalty box for slashing Boone Jenner. Gibson standing strong, the shot by Artemi Panarin finds the back of the net but the play was whistled dead there is NO GOAL. We have 40 seconds of 4-on-4 hockey as Alexander Wennberg is off to the penalty box for tripping Jacob Larsson. Penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength. The Ducks go on a 1:20 JMG POWER PLAY!!!! The Ducks generated shots but couldn’t find the back of the net. Penalty killed and the Blue Jackets are back to full strength.

GIBBY TIME… John Gibson comes up big with a diving save on the outside of the post and completely DENIES Ryan Murray of the chance at a rebounded shot. He made that athletic save look so easy.

Winding down to the final minutes in this one and Rakell tries the wrap-around which was DENIED by Korpisalo.

Korpisalo is off to the bench with a minute remaining for the extra attacker. It was worth it because the Columbus Blue Jackets Goal. It’s Pierre-Luc Dubois with the goal, his second of the night. He scored with 30 seconds left on the clock. He takes the shot from the blue line and Gibson was unable to cover that puck up and keeping it out of the net. We are tied again, 2-2.

Click here to see: Blue Jackets Goal #2

The horn sounds and we are tied at the end of regulation and this one will go into overtime…

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Here we go the 3-on-3 5 minute overtime is underway…

It took Cam Fowler 36 seconds to get it in the back on the net. Henrique finds Fowler and he fires it from the dot and it goes in top shelf. Cam Fowler with his third goal of the night means that he has his FIRST NHL CAREER HAT TRICK!!!

Click here to see: GOAL- FOWLER 1ST NHL HAT TRICK

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THE ANAHEIM DUCKS WIN IN OVERTIME!!! The losing streak continues for the Flames not being able to get a victory over the Ducks at Honda Center.

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Cam Fowler (first career hat trick) became the seventh defenseman in NHL history to record three goals, including an overtime winner. The last three such instances have all been by the Ducks (Lubomir Visnovsky on Mar. 4, 2011 vs. DAL and Hampus Lindholm on Dec. 21, 2017 @ NYI). No other NHL team has had a defenseman accomplish the feat since Dec. 2003 (Sheldon Souray of Montreal). Here’s the complete list of all seven to do so:


Those three instances are the only three hat tricks by a defenseman in franchise history. Fowler’s three goals tied him with Francois Beauchemin (56) for second on the all-time franchise goals list for defenseman and moved him within one GWG from tying Scott Niedermayer (13) for the all-time franchise lead among defenseman in GWG. Fowler extended his point streak to three games (3-2=5).

Adam Henrique collected his 300th NHL point with an assist on the Fowler GWG.

Randy Carlyle moved into a tie with Roger Neilson (460) for 30th among NHL coaches in all-time wins.

The Ducks earned their second straight win vs. the Blue Jackets dating to Mar. 2, 2018 (4-2). Anaheim’s two-game home win streak vs. Columbus is one shy of a franchise best that has been accomplished twice (last: Nov. 1, 2007-Dec. 7, 2008).

Postgame Quotes

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Thoughts on the game from the Anaheim Ducks players and coaches

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Cam Fowler (on his hat trick): It was a product of being in the right place at the right time tonight. I’ll take it. I’m not complaining. But the main thing is our team found a way to win the game and kind of get off this losing streak. That was the main thing that came out of tonight’s game.

Cam Fowler (on the win): I’m thrilled with my accomplishment, but it’s not about me. It’s about the team. We needed this win. Credit to them, [Columbus] fought hard. It was difficult giving up that goal late, but luckily, we found a way to win and hopefully get this in the right direction.

Cam Fowler (on the mood on the bench after Columbus tied it late): It sounds silly, but it was pretty positive and upbeat. We’ve been through a lot as a team right now. It shows a lot about our group because we didn’t panic. We played a great hockey game. It would’ve been easy to get a little down after giving up a late goal like that, but luckily we regrouped and found a way to get a big two points.

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Adam Henrique (on holding a meeting prior to the Rangers game, and snapping the losing skid tonight): It’s big. We talked about a lot of things before that game. Maybe we felt we deserved a better fate in that one. We played how we wanted to play. Changed some things up, and we knew we had to carry that over into tonight. We stuck with it.

Adam Henrique (on Fowler’s game): He stepped up big for us tonight. He does it every single night back there. Sometimes I think he gets overlooked, but night in, night out, he’s one of the leaders in this dressing room and certainly on the ice.

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Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on shaking off the late Columbus goal): Resilience. We’ve had our fair share of things we aren’t happy with. We’ve played much better in the last three hockey games. If we stick with it, we can see our team grow. It was a hard-fought win.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on players stepping up in Getzlaf’s absence): We were dealt some adversity before the game with not having Getzy available, but some people stepped up. You can’t put a bigger exclamation mark on Cam Fowler than what he was able to accomplish tonight. Another player was Adam Henrique. Much different game. Much more involved. It was nice to see. Really, our whole group dug deep. We were called upon.

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Thoughts on the game from the Columbus Blue Jackets players and coaches

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Ryan Murray (On if it was important to get at least one point tonight and take something away from the game): Yeah. I think so, whenever you come back late like that and you tie it up. We had lots of opportunities before that to tie it too, but it just wasn’t going in. So, anytime you get a chance in the last minute to tie the game and get a point, it’s huge.

Ryan Murray (on getting three points of a possible six on this California trip): I think it’s huge to get that point at the end. Anytime you are down late like that and then you it up in the last minute, it’s huge. It’s huge to get that point. It shows a lot of character from our guys that are out there to bear down and get that done for us.

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Seth Jones (on the West Coast teams being tough): Yeah, but we’re tough. Right, so we pride ourselves on being a physical team. A team that will work you down low, grind you, and body you up every chance we get. Yeah, these teams may be physically bigger on paper and they play a little harder game than some teams on the East, but we gotta be ready.

Seth Jones (on what they take from this trip and go home with to move forward): We just need consistency. We understand how we need to play. We had a great game in San Jose, then we kinda wet the bed in LA, then come here and 35 maybe 40 minutes is good, but we gotta put together sixty minutes every night. It is never going to be perfect, but we gotta find a way to not trail every game, especially not try to come back every game, and try to jump out to a lead.

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Head Coach John Tortorella (on getting one point in tonight’s game): Yeah, I was just saying in the room with the lack of confidence with this club right now, to find a way to get a point. So we’re .500 on the trip here. We’ll go home. I thought we got much more full in the second half of the game offensively and our checking was better. Our power play moved the puck better the second half of the game. We got some guys that don’t feel good about themselves so we have to build them up.

Head Coach John Tortorella (on the power plays of the game): I thought the last two or three power plays, we had much better puck movement. We had opportunities to score, had a couple of rebound chances we just missed. If they scored a goal, sure it helps us. We’ll take baby steps right now as far as just having them feel the puck and feeling comfortable to make plays. It’s a crazy dynamic with athletes. You just don’t know and we just try to help them.


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This season marks the 25th Anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks franchise. It is going to be a season filled with many surprises and who knows maybe one of those many surprises might be going far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!!

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