A few notes from last night’s win.

The Ducks have won six of their last seven games (6-1-0) and seven of the last nine (7-2-0). At home, the Ducks have won three of their last four (3-1-0).


The Ducks have scored at least one power play goal in four of the last five games, going eight-for-25 (32.0%) during that stretch.


Over the last five games, Anaheim has scored 22 goals, averaging 4.4 per game.


With two goals, Bobby Ryan recorded his third multi-goal game of the season. He now sits three goals behind the club record for regular season goals by a rookie (Penner, 29).


In his last seven appearances (5-1-0), Jonas Hiller has stopped 185-of-196 shots for a .944 SV% and 1.64 GAA (11 GA/403 MIN).


With an assist tonight, Ryan Getzlaf has moved to within one point of matching a career high for points in a season (82, 2007-08).


Corey Perry has recorded 4-2=6 points in the last three games.


Drew Miller has four goals (4-2=6) in his last eight games with the Ducks.


James Wisniewski has four assists (0-4=4) in his last three games.

Bobby Ryan’s “baptism by fire.”

Bobby Ryan unveiled a new aspect of his game — straight to the shoulder of Edmonton’s Sam Gagner, viciously knocking the Oilers’ forward off his feet with full force at 8:04 of the first period. That brought out the first (but not the last) chants of “Bob-by, Bob-by!” from 17,257 at Honda Center. It also gave the Oilers their favorite target for the final two and a half periods.

Twice Ryan was the victim of a high-stick to the face, the latter of which sent Jean-Francois Jacques to the sin bin for a four-minute double minor late in the third period.

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Are you in, or are you out?

What was Randy Carlyle thinking?

First he yanked starting goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere at 1:48 of the first period, after Giguere allowed two goals on two shots, and sent in Jonas Hiller. Then the puck dropped at center ice, George Parros dropped gloves with Jean-Francois Jacques, and when the fight was over, Giguere skated back into the crease and switched places with Hiller.

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Individual first-round playoff tickets on sale.

From the Ducks’ official Web site:

Playoff tickets for the Ducks’ 2009 Western Conference Quarterfinal series home games will go on sale today at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone with Ticketmaster at (714) 703-2545.Tickets may also be purchased at the Honda Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations in Southern California.All potential first round home games will go on sale Saturday morning. There is no ticket limit per game in the first round. Tickets will be sold at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(Mini-)records set tonight.


Anaheim’s seven goals tonight ties a season high set Jan. 27 at Phoenix.

The Ducks won their fifth consecutive game tonight, matching their season-long winning streak set Oct. 21-29.

With four goals in the second period, Anaheim matched a season high for goals in one period (Jan. 27 at Phoenix, also in the second).

Corey Perry tallied his fourth multi-goal game of the season.

James Wisniewski matched his career high with three assists tonight (Dec. 16, 2008 at Edmonton).

Andrew Ebbett tied his career high with three points (1g/2a).

Petteri Nokelainen matched his career high with two points (1g/1a).