Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Game 70: Ducks vs. Predators 2.18.09

Ducks Win 4-3 in OT

"It was huge for our power play," Selanne said. "Our power play hasn’t been very good and we know that we can win the games with a good power play. Tonight was a good example."

“I just tried to keep my stick on the ice and hoped it would hit my stick,” said Selanne, who got his 15th power play goal of the year and 1,200th career point on the play. He also broke out of a tie with Wayne Gretzky to move to a tie for 12th on the all-time power play goals list (205 with Joe Sakic). “When they scored the tying goal I said, You know it would be pretty nice to get the game-winner and get the 1,200th point at the same time. For sure, I wanted to do it at home if I could choose. It was a pretty happy ending.”

"We got two points," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "Yeah, we’re not happy that we gave up one when we had a one-goal lead late in the hockey game in your building. We’ll take the two points and now we move on. We have to prepare ourselves for tomorrow night at Phoenix."

Added Ryan, "We have 12 games left after tonight," Ryan said, "so to get started with a win at home was huge."

Source for Quotes: http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&seas=20082009>ype=2&gnum=1054

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