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:
– 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:
“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.