ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES:
LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME OCT. 26, 2023 – ANAHEIM 4 @ BOSTON 3 OT
The Ducks scored two goals in the final 1:55 of regulation, both with the sixth attacker (6-on-5), marking the first time in club history (regular season or playoffs) the Ducks have won a game when trailing by multiple goals with less than two minutes left in regulation. Anaheim forced OT and earned a 4-3 victory in the extra session, the club’s second straight win in OT while trailing in the third period. Anaheim’s win was the 10th instance in NHL history a team has scored twice in the final two minutes or regulation with the goalie pulled to win the game. Mason McTavish netted the winner 2:08 into OT, his first career OT goal and third goal of the campaign to mark points in three straight games (2-1=3, +2). Leo Carlsson (18 years, 304 days) became the 10th 18-year-old in NHL history (first Ducks player) to record a primary assist on an OT goal in the regular season Oct. 26 @ BOS (Mason McTavish OT goal), while he also is the third-youngest player in franchise history with a multi-point game (1-1=2) behind Oleg Tverdovsky (18 years, 250 days; 0-3=3 on Jan. 23, 1995) and McTavish (18 years, 256 days; 1-1=2 on Oct. 13, 2021). Carlsson scored his second goal of 2023-24 and added the primary assist on McTavish’s OT winner. Troy Terry scored the game-tying goal with 14.7 seconds remaining in regulation, his second goal of the campaign. Radko Gudas opened the scoring with his first goal and point as a Duck at 15:00 of the first period. Ryan Strome pushed his point streak to three games (1-3=4) with two assists, his team-leading sixth and seventh points of the campaign (1-6=7). Sam Carrick and Urho Vaakanainen earned his first assist of the season, while Jackson LaCombe and Pavel Mintyukov also earned assists. John Gibson stopped 27-of-30 shots in regulation and OT to pick up his first win of the season. Cam Fowler appeared in his 900th career game, all with Anaheim, the first defenseman in club history to reach the milestone (fourth skater overall). PP: 0-5 PK: 2-3 SF: 32 SA: 30 TOI: Cam Fowler (28:51)
Three Stars: 1. D. Pastrnak (BOS) 2. C. McAvoy (BOS) 3. L. Ullmark (BOS)
UPCOMING ANAHEIM GAMES DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME TV / AUDIO
Mon., Oct. 30 @ Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 4 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream
Wed., Nov. 1 ARIZONA Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports West / Ducks Stream
Sat., Nov. 5 VEGAS Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream
Mon., Nov. 7 PITTSBURGH Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream
Thurs., Nov. 10 PHILADELPHIA Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports West / Ducks Stream
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks play the penultimate contest of a four-game road trip today when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center (10 a.m. PT, TV: Bally Sports SoCal, AUDIO: Ducks Stream). Through seven games this season, the Ducks have entered games facing clubs with a combined 18-4-1 record (will be 22-6-2 entering today’s game). Anaheim snapped Boston’s perfect 6-0-0 start to the season Thursday night in addition to the Bruins’ 14-game regular-season win streak dating to 2022-23. Today marks the second of seven matinee contests this season, with the remaining five including Nov. 24 vs. LAK (12:30 p.m. PT), Jan. 15 @ FLA (10 a.m. PT), Feb. 19 @ BUF (9:30 a.m. PT), Mar. 30 @ EDM (1 p.m. PT) and Mar. 31 @ VAN (12:30 p.m. PT). The Ducks are in the midst of seven games in 12 nights (game 5), while today continues a stretch of five straight games Anaheim will face an Eastern Conference opponent. Following today’s game, the Ducks conclude the four-game trek Monday, Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh (4 p.m. PT) prior to returning home to host a five-game homestand beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1 vs. Arizona at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).
CARDIAC COMEBACKS: The Ducks became the 10th team in NHL history to score twice in the final two minutes of regulation with the goalie pulled to win the game Oct. 26 @ BOS. Anaheim scored two goals in the final 1:55 of regulation, both with the sixth attacker (6- on-5), marking the first time in club history (regular season or playoffs) the Ducks have won a game when trailing by multiple goals with less than two minutes left in regulation. Anaheim is also the third NHL team the last 12 years (last instances in 2011-12) to score two such goals with the sixth attacker in a road game. * Goalie movement officially began being tracked during the 1997-98 season The Ducks also became the 13th team in NHL history to win consecutive road games in OT after trailing in the third period of each contest (last: TBL, Oct. 14, 2021 (7-6 OTW @ DET) and Oct. 16, 2021 (2-1 OTW @ WSH). Anaheim forced OT after trailing by two goals with 1:55 in regulation to earn 4-3 OT victory, Oct. 26 @ BOS. The Ducks also overcame a 2-1, third-period deficit with 3:47 left in regulation and earned a 3-2 OT win Oct. 24 @ CBJ.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NOTES:
UPCOMING GAMES DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (ET) BROADCAST INFO.
Mon., Oct. 30 Carolina Hurricanes Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m. NBCSP / 97.5 The Fanatic
Wed., Nov. 1 Buffalo Sabres Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m. TNT / 97.5 The Fanatic
Fri., Nov. 3 Buffalo Sabres KeyBank Center 7 p.m. NBCSP / 97.5 The Fanatic
PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED
Rasmus Ristolainen (D) IR – undisclosed 10/9- 7
Marc Staal (D) upper body 10/21- 3
2023-24 TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 10
HOME SWEET HOME
– The Flyers are on a three-game home win streak (3-0-0) – the longest active home win streak in the NHL.
– Philadelphia has outscored its opponents, 12-3, at Wells Fargo Center and has outshot opposing teams, 109-77. – The Flyers last went 3-0-0 at home to start a season when they went 6-0-0 in 2007-08.
– Entering the 2023-24 season, three Flyers from the opening day active roster had not scored their first NHL goals: Emil Andrae, Bobby Brink and Egor Zamula. Both Brink and Zamula scored their first NHL goals on home ice.
– Per NHL Stats, Brink notched his first two career NHL goals Thursday vs. MIN to become the first player in team history to record his first NHL goal as the power-play game-winning goal and became the 16th player in franchise history to register multiple goals in the same game they scored their first career NHL goal (last, Ben Eager, Dec. 26, 2005).
– Zamula netted his first career NHL goal, also game-winning goal, Oct. 17 vs. VAN. Per NHL Stats, he became the 11th defenseman in team history to record his first NHL goal as the game-winner, joining Mark Botell, Jeff Chychrun, Glen Cochrane, Daryl Stanley, Jimmy Watson, Blake Wesley, Mark Eaton, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Oliver Lauridsen & Brandon Manning.
VS. THE WEST
– The Flyers conclude their six-game stretch against Western Conference opponents Saturday, posting a 3-1-1 record so far in the stretch. The longest streak against the West this season and longest such streak since a seven-game stretch, Feb. 9-21, 2023 (2-4-1).
– Philadelphia is 1-0-1 against Central Division teams and 2-1-0 against Pacific Division teams this season. – The Flyers are 13-10-4 in the last 27 games against a Western Conference opponent.