Canucks 7, Ducks 6, final (SO). Update.

There will be many statistical afterthoughts and asterisks on the Ducks’ shootout loss Friday night at Honda Center. Here are just a few to get you started.

For the Ducks:


- It’s the first time in franchise history the club has had two players record five-point games in back-to-back contests: Corey Perry (1 goal, 4 assists) on Friday and Ryan Getzlaf (5 assists) in Wednesday’s 5-4 win over Detroit.

- Both players also tied the franchise record for points in a game (5).

-The last NHL team to have back-to-back games where a different player had five-plus points was Montreal during the 1997-98 season (first time ever for Anaheim).Brian Savagerecorded 4-2=6 points on Jan. 8, 1998 at the New York Islanders.Vincent Damphousseearned 1-4=5 points in the following game on Jan. 12, 1998 at Tampa Bay (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau).

- Teemu Selanne had four points to become the first player to score 700 points as a Duck. His second goal of the game was also the 560th of his career, which ties him with Guy LaFleur for 20th on the all-time list. In case you don’t know anything else about hockey, that’s good company.

For the Canucks:

- Defenseman Mattias Ohlund had never taken a shootout attempt before his game-winner in the 13th round.

- Roberto Luongo has never given up as many goals in a game and won.

What they said:


“It was two points for us. We’ll take that and move on.” – Ohlund

“We’ll just take the point and move forward.” – Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

For the record:

At 13 rounds, it wasn’t the longest shootout in NHL history, but it was close. The record is 15 rounds in a game between the Rangers and Capitals on Nov. 26, 2005. It ended on this goal by the Rangers’ Marek Malik to give New York a 3-2 victory.


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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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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