Ducks stat of the day … or why it’s almost mandatory to score first in Game 7 against the Predators


This tidbit is lifted directly from my story Wednesday: The team that scores first in Game 7s has a staggering .741 winning percentage (120-42) in playoff history. The Ducks are 2-0 in Game 7s when scoring first and 0-5 when they don’t.

Here’s the link to my Game 7 advance:

Ducks stat of the night

The Ducks won Wednesday for the 23rd consecutive time over the Calgary Flames in Anaheim, trying an NHL record for the longest home winning streak by one team over another. The Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in 23 straight games at the Spectrum in Philadelphia from Feb. 17, 1980 to Jan. 29, 1987. The Flames’ last victory at the Honda Center/Arrowhead Pond was Jan. 19, 2004.

Ducks stats of the night

Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen made 38 saves in a 4-0 victory Friday over the Boston Bruins at the Honda Center for his second shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. He is 15-1-1 in his last 18 games and has limited the opposition to two goals or fewer in 28 of 39 games this season. Thanks to the Ducks’ crack media relations staff for the statistical info.

Ducks left wing Jamie McGinn’s quote of the night

Here’s some of what Ducks left wing Jamie McGinn said after a 2-1 loss Wednesday to the New York Rangers at the Honda Center: “I feel bad for Gibby (goaltender John Gibson). I thought we played an outstanding game tonight. It’s unfortunate we didn’t the win for him. You have to appreciate what he does between the pipes. Freddie (Andersen), as well. I thought (Gibson) deserved better.”

Gibson made 21 saves.