My interview on “The Hockey Ticket”; postgame stuff

Plug in your earphones, and prepare to collapse the window if your boss walks by:

From the Ducks’ 3-2 shootout win over the Stars, stuff that didn’t make the paper:

The victory breaks the franchise record for home wins in a season (27-9-4)

Chris Kunitz hadn’t made a shootout goal all season before notching the game winner. In fact, only four guys in practice Saturday scored during the shootout drill: Todd Marchant, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Joe DiPenta and Todd Bertuzzi. Carlyle sent NONE of them out in the shootout.
Getzlaf’s two assists moved him into a tie for 16th (with Eric Staal) in the NHL in points with 79. Undoubtedly because of the potential for re-injuring his shoulder, Getzlaf didn’t take a single faceoff all game until going in there with 3 seconds left in overtime. Good to see Carlyle recognize the importance of winning that one.

Scott Niedermayer played 32:22 ice time, which is ridiculously high.

The checking line of Brad May, Brian Sutherby and George Parros got 10 shifts during even-strength time, which is UP, and were even out there with under 4 minutes to play in regulation. They did nothing scoreboard-wise, but Parros’ moustache got plenty of applause.
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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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