Ducks Continue the Comeback Ways

Ducks win- Sportsnet Photo by Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks shared some of the comeback stats and records through the 25 years of Anaheim Duck franchise, here is what the Ducks shared:

The Ducks posted another comeback win last night vs. Dallas. Each of Anaheim’s last eight wins (since Black Friday, Nov. 23) have featured third-period rallies (five times the team trailed in the third, three other occasions the team was tied).

In that stretch, the Ducks have won games in which they:

  • Scored GTG with 17 seconds left in regulation (Nick Ritchie, Nov. 23 vs. EDM; won 2-1 in OT on Rickard Rakell goal)
  • Scored GWG with 1:28 left in regulation (Ritchie, Nov. 28 @ FLA; won 3-2)
  • Scored GTG with 3:50 left in regulation (Pontus Aberg, Nov. 30 @ CAR; won 2-1 in OT on Ryan Getzlaf goal)
  • Became first road team in the NHL since Mar. 9, 1999 (COL @ FLA) to erase four-goal deficit (5-1) and win in regulation (Dec. 2 @ WSH; won 6-5)

The Ducks improved their record when trailing after two periods to 6-8-2, marking the second-most such wins in the NHL (Calgary, 7). Anaheim also has outscored its opposition 16-4 in the third period and overtime in its last eight games.

The Ducks share the league lead with a 7-1-0 mark in their last eight games (TB and EDM also 7-1-0) and have gone 9-2-0 in their last 11 contests (T-2nd to only TB, 10-1-0).

Brandon Montour had four points (1-3=4) last night, all in the third period. He became the first NHL defenseman to record four points in the THIRD period in 12 years (Dan Boyle of TB, Dec. 23, 2006) and first blueliner to notch four points in ANY period since 2013 (Rostislav Klesla of PHX, Mar. 28, 2013). Montour also tied the club record for points in a period, becoming the fourth Ducks player and first defenseman to do so (Ryan Getzlaf, Vaclav Prospal, Paul Kariya three times). Only Montour and Prospal have recorded four points in a THIRD period. Montour also tied the club record with a +5 rating last night.

Here are the last five NHL defensemen to have four points in the third period:

  • Date: 12/12/2018 | Player: Brandon Montour (ANA) | Opponent: DAL | Points: 4 | Periods: 3,3,3,3
  • Date: 12/23/2006 | Player: Dan Boyle (TBL) | Opponent: NYR | Points: 4 | Periods: 3,3,3,3
  • Date: 2/6/1990 | Player: Paul Coffey (PIT) | Opponent: NYI | Points: 5 | Periods: 2,3,3,3,3
  • Date: 10/26/1988 | Player: Dave Babych (HFD) | Opponent: BUF | Points: 4 | Periods: 3,3,3,3
  • Date: 3/29/1987 | Player: Ray Bourque (BOS) | Opponent: CHI | Points: 5 | Periods: 1,3,3,3,3

Here are the last five NHL defensemen to have four points in ANY period:

  • Date: 12/12/2018 | Player: Brandon Montour (ANA) | Opponent: DAL | Points: 4 | Periods: 3,3,3,3
  • Date: 3/28/2013 | Player: Rostislav Klesla (PHX) | Opponent: NSH | Points: 4 | Periods: 1,1,1,1
  • Date: 10/6/2009 | Player: Matt Carle (PHI) | Opponent: WSH | Points: 4 | Periods: 2,2,2,2
  • Date: 12/23/2006 | Player: Dan Boyle (TBL) | Opponent: NYR | Points: 4 | Periods: 3,3,3,3
  • Date: 1/14/2006 | Player: Andrei Markov (MTL) | Opponent: SJS | Points: 4 | Periods: 2,2,2,2

Ondrej Kase scored his first career hat trick (3-0=3) and earned a career-high +4 rating in the win last night. Kase became the fourth player in club history to record a goal in each period of regulation (Selanne & Perry three times, Kariya once). Perry was the last to do so on Feb. 28, 2016 vs. LA.

Here is a list of all Ducks players who have recorded a hat trick that included a goal in each period of regulation:

  • Date: 3/22/1998 | Player: Teemu Selanne | Opponent: OTT
  • Date: 2/6/2002 | Player: Paul Kariya | Opponent: PHI
  • Date: 1/11/2007 | Player: Teemu Selanne | Opponent: DAL
  • Date: 10/29/2008 | Player: Teemu Selanne | Opponent: DET
  • Date: 12/12/2010 | Player: Corey Perry | Opponent: MIN
  • Date: 1/8/2012 | Player: Corey Perry | Opponent: CBJ
  • Date: 2/28/2016 | Player: Corey Perry | Opponent: LAK
  • Date: 12/12/2018 | Player: Ondrej Kase | Opponent: DAL

Ryan Getzlaf collected his 900th and 901st career NHL points (0-2=2) last night. Getzlaf joined Teemu Selanne as the only two players in franchise history to record 900 points. The Anaheim captain also became the the eighth active skater to reach the 900-point milestone.


Blog post coming up next… game posts, updates and other Duck post worthy news

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!!!!

LET’S GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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