Notes after Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes
Courtesy of the Ducks' media relations staff, here are some postgame notes:
The Ducks have gone 2-0-1 in the last three games.
Toni Lydman scored a goal in his second straight game, his first career goal streak.
Over the last three games, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan have combined for 6-13=19 points, including 1-6=7 tonight. Getzlaf has a three-game point streak, earning 2-6=8 points during that span. Ryan has scored 1-4=5 points over the last three, including a career-high three assists tonight. Perry is also riding a three-game point streak (3-3=6).
Cam Fowler scored his first NHL goal in his sixth career game.
Over the last three games, Jonas Hiller has gone 2-0-1 with a .918 SV% (101 of 110) and 2.93 GAA (9 GA/184 MIN).
Tonight’s attendance was 13,574.
Perry on the game-winning goal: "Bobby made a great play in the defensive zone. He battled for the puck and made a great play to get it to Getzy. The two of us were just trying to get to the net as fast as we could. Getzy found a way to get it through and I got a stick on it."
On earning five of six points at home: "It was huge to get back in the win column and have that feeling going on the road. We know we can win in crucial times. We showed it tonight. We found a way to win. That is how we have to play."
On his feeling on the ice in his first two games: "It hasn’t been easy, the first two games. I knew conditioning wasn’t going to be the problem. I feel a little rusty out there. I think I’m hesitating and sometimes my gaps are too big. That will get better as we go along."
Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle: "We won the hockey game. We did a lot of good things in the game to give ourselves a two-goal lead. We can’t slip in the third period like that. They started to pinch their defensemen a little bit more. We didn’t recognize it in some of the situations. They got themselves back in the game.
"I don’t have cuticles left, so that is the way it went. Especially when we get a power play and we know the goalie is coming out. We then took it back in our zone and play with it until we finally found a way to give them an opportunity. The bottom line is we won the hockey game."
Coyotes forward Shane Doan, on his hit on Fowler: "He beats our defenseman and I’m the middle guy supporting. I try to stop him from getting to the net and I hit him and he fell. He was so low, he hit my hip I think. I’m not sure. I knew he went into the boards awkwardly because he hit my hip low. He was kind of going down trying to drive around I think. It’s one of those things. He beats our defenseman, he makes two nice moves, and you try and support your defenseman by getting on the other side of him and not let him get to the net. You never want to see anyone get hurt."
On his team’s overall record: "We haven’t found ways to win. We need to find ways to win. That’s going to be a key for us as a team. We’re going to be a team that has to win one-goal games and so far we’ve lost two."
Photo: Ducks winger Corey Perry (10) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Bobby Ryan in the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday. Credit: Alex Gallardo/ Associated Press