If the Ducks proved nothing else Friday night, they showed it was possible to play a spotty game, disappoint their coach, rely heavily on their 30-year-old first-year goaltender and still manage to take a 4-0 victory over a feisty but overmatched opponent. The Ducks' win over the Calgary Flames at the Honda Center was many things at many times. Mostly, it was a game to make coach Bruce Boudreau appear as if he'd rather be in the dentist's chair getting a root canal than watching his team go through the motions. So how did they do it? How did they win their 10 th consecutive home game and extend their mastery over the Flames to 16 consecutive games in Anaheim, dating to Jan. 19, 2004? Well, goalie Viktor Fasth had a hand in helping the Ducks improve to 17-3-3, the NHL's second-best record. The Ducks' "Big Line" of Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry played a significant role, too. So did some of the Ducks' supporting cast, including forward Daniel Winnik. Fasth made 29 saves in his second shutout this season to improve to 5-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average at home. Ryan scored a goal, Getzlaf had a goal and an assist for his 500 th and 501 st NHL points on the day he signed an eight-year, $66-million extension and Perry added an assist.
DUCKS 4, CALGARY 0: Even with Flames in town, Ducks remain red-hot at home
L.A. Daily News | Mar 9