At the 6:02 mark of overtime, Patrick Marleau pushed the puck across the line underneath the glove of Jonas Hiller, sending a sold-out HP Pavilion into a frenzy. The goal was upheld upon review, and the series will shift back to Anaheim on Monday with the Ducks leading 3-2.
If the series makes it back to Anaheim on Monday, Game 6 between the Sharks and the Ducks will start at 7:30 p.m. The complete schedule for Game 5-7, as far as we know it…
We’ll start with my favorite, from Bobby Ryan, when asked if he felt the earthquake between the first and second period: “Randy was ranting and raving a little bit. That’s the only earthquake we heard.”
Onto the rest…
With tonight’s win, Anaheim has a lifetime postseason record of 11-5 in the fourth game of a series (16 total playoff series). The Ducks also improved their lifetime postseason record at Honda Center to 28-15 (.651 win percentage).
Tonight marked the Ducks’ first home shutout in the postseason since May 30, 2007 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Ottawa.
Bobby Ryan now co-leads the NHL in playoff goal scoring (with Michael Ryder, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel).
Ryan’s two goals tonight marked the second time in franchise history that a rookie has scored multiple goals in a postseason game. Francois Beauchemin also scored two goals in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfianls on April 25, 2006 vs. Calgary. He also has a three-game goal streak (4-0=4), equaling the longest playoff goal streak in the NHL (Ryder, Evgeni Malkin and Zach Parise).
Ryan Whitney has a four-game point streak (0-4=4), co-leading the NHL for the longest point streak of the postseason (also Ryder, Sidney Crosby, Kessel, Martin and Johan Franzen).
In his first four career NHL playoff games, Jonas Hiller has stopped 139-of-145 shots for a .959 save and 1.51 goals-against average (6 goals against in 239 minutes). He now leads the NHL in postseason shutouts with two, stopping all 31 shots he faced tonight.
Ryan Getzlaf has earned points in three of the Ducks’ four postseason contests (one goal, four assists), including two assists tonight.
With two points tonight (goal, assist), Corey Perry matched his single-game playoff high for points in a game.
Tonight’s attendance was 16,830.
…you might remember April Whang. She was recently killed in a drunk driving-related accident, and Anaheim Ice is hosting a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) fundraiser in her honor on April 26, from 1-3 p.m.
The Ducks will take on the Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in San Jose. Anaheim has a lifetime postseason record of 10-5 in the fourth game of a series (over 15 total playoff series).
Ryan Whitney has a three-game point streak (0-3=3), having earned an assist in each of the Ducks three postseason games.
James Wisniewski scored his first career playoff goal tonight. He has earned points in two consecutive games (1-1=2).
Bobby Ryan has a two-game goal streak (2-0=2), with both being scored on the power play.
Ryan Getzlaf has earned points in two of the Ducks’ three postseason contests (1-2=3).
In his first three career playoff games, Jonas Hiller has stopped 108 of 114 shots for a .947 SV% and 2.01 GAA (6 GA/179 MIN).
Tonight’s attendance was 16,277.