The Ducks and Red Wings will compete in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday at 4 p.m., televised locally on FSN Prime Ticket.
With tonight’s win, the Ducks improved their record to 8-5 in elimination games. All-time, the club ranks second in the NHL in win percentage in elimination contests. Below are the top four:
Team Record Win %
Minnesota 7-3 .700
Anaheim 8-5 .615
NY Islanders 26-17 .605
Colorado 19-18 .514
Thursday’s contest will mark the Ducks’ fourth Game 7 contest in franchise history. The club has an all-time record of 2-1 in Game 7 (beat Calgary in 2006 and Phoenix in 1997; lost to New Jersey in 2003).
Anaheim now has an all-time postseason record of 7-1 in the sixth game of a series, including a perfect 6-0 at Honda Center/Arrowhead Pond. The Ducks’ all-time postseason record at home climbs to 31-16.
With a goal and an assist tonight, Ryan Getzlaf recorded his seventh multiple-point game of the postseason. He has recorded points in nine of the last 10 contests (three goals, 13 assists, 16 points). His 18 total points (four goals, 14 assists) are tied for second in the NHL (with Sidney Crosby) behind only Alexander Ovechkin. Getzlaf continues to lead the league in assists.
Jonas Hiller stopped 38-of-39 shots for his seventh career postseason win. In 12 career postseason games (all in 2009), he has stopped 458-of-484 shots for a .946 save percentage and 2.09 goals-against average (26 GA/747 minutes).
Corey Perry recorded his fourth multiple-point game of the postseason with a goal and an assist this evening. He has collected five points (three goals, two assists) in the last three games and 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in the last nine.
With tonight’s assist, Scott Niedermayer has collected four points (two goals, two assists) in the last five games and seven points (two goals, five assists) in the last eight. He now ranks tied for second in scoring among defensemen for the postseason (three goals, six assists, nine points).