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Duck and cover: Anaheim drops team-record 9 goals on Vancouver

Jan 16, 2014, 1:37 AM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks decided it wasn’t enough just to make bigger picture history on Wednesday. They did special things in the moment, itself, as they set a franchise record for goals in a single game by absolutely bombarding the Vancouver Canucks 9-1 tonight.

The larger picture is something else as well, though. They’ve now won 18 of their last 19 games, matching a run that only the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens managed to pull off, according to the OC Register’s Eric Stephens.

The Ducks did so with Ryan Getzlaf returning to the lineup and Jonas Hiller giving way to Frederik Andersen. To little surprise, they chased Eddie Lack from the net and didn’t ease up on Joacim Eriksson, firing a ridiculous 23 shots on goal in the third period despite carrying a 6-1 lead into the final frame.

PHT will stay tuned for interesting/angry/devastated comments from the Canucks, but the team’s Twitter feed itself provided some sardonic highlights. Here are a few for you viewing pleasure:

Yup, it was that kind of night for Vancouver and it’s been that sort of surge for the Ducks.

The Ducks ready themselves for some tough tests as they face the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues on back-to-back nights Friday and Saturday, but those are road games, so that 20-0-2 regulation mark will remain spotless even if their eight-game winning streak ends.

At this point, it seems foolish to question anything about this run or the team that’s putting it together.


Tom Sestito gets ejected for the second straight game as Vancouver unravels

Bruce Boudreau regrets the blowout

  1. tuberippin - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Good thing Teemu decided to play another year.

  2. c9castine - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:52 AM


  3. canucks30 - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    • goodolejr - Jan 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

      This about sums it up. Can’t stop laughing, thanks.

  4. soundsofsuccess7 - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Anyone who doesn’t think the Ducks are the no brainer favorite to win the Cup is plain ignorant, at this point.

    • jaybaileys - Jan 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      Wow that was a beatdown, Torts is probably gonna apesh*& any day now. They may look like worldbeaters now, but the Pens won 15 in a row last year a month before the playoffs and didn’t score a goal a game in getting swept by the B’s. I think Anaheim is similar they are great in the regular season but can’t quite get over the hump in the playoffs, until they do, people will doubt them just like the Pens.

      • c9castine - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM

        man you gotta win a stanley cup like, every 3 years in this league for anybody to take you serious.

    • goodolejr - Jan 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      With the way the East is, I think I’m looking forward to the Hawks/Ducks WCF more than anything else.

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      The fact that you think anyone is ever a no-brainer for the Stanley Cup speaks volumes.

  5. charlieconway96 - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    I feel an old time Tortorella presser coming on after these last few nights…

  6. therooneyskilledwebster - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Vancouver, where pseudo tough guys finish last.

  7. km9000 - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    The article missed the craziest part of the game: the Ducks had a 5-on-3 for just about the last 7 minutes. The announcers remarked that the Ducks barely had to graze someone to get a penalty yet the Canucks just kept forcing the refs’ hand.

    Bonino had a shot at a hat trick, but it would’ve been awfully awkward for the team to celebrate it.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Devorski has called three 7 minute penalties against the Canucks in the last two games, and there is a gif of him calling Tortorella a f’ing a’hole. Two fights, and Jackman throws off his gloves and is the third man in. From that, two Canucks get seven minutes, and no Duck gets any penalty. How does a ref get to make a new rule book, and throw it at one team?

      With that said, the Canucks stink. Three defensemen on the first PP unit, and ridiculous turnovers by Garrison, Hamhuis and Bieksa. Their worst player, Booth, was their best player last night. Awesome.

  8. ihtfp13 - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Sedin Sisters + Torts. Couldn’t imagine a worse combination of coaching style versus player personnel. Call it Beauty and the Beast.

  9. km9000 - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Oh, and the last time they played was like an inverse of tonight… the Ducks won with a fraction of a second left in OT.

  10. prd797 - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    When Teemu scored the eighth goal, it looked like he wanted to apologise to the Canucks. Classiest case of running up the score that I’ve ever seen.

    Ducks have been incredibly focused and really have been steamrolling teams so far this season. Would love to see the Blackhawks show a little more enthusiasm and pride in their play for the game for Friday, because they’ve been pretty poor since the start of 2014.

    Hawks haven’t beat the Ducks since Dec. 16th, 2011. It would be nice (for me anyway) to see an end to a couple Ducks streaks.

    • gambloduck - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:36 AM

      In the wins against the Hawks, the Ducks have come close to losing but always seem to make a play when it was desperately needed . As a Ducks fan I want them to get home ice in the post season . But I don’t kid myself . A lot has to go right to win a cup . We’ve been getting many “good bounces” and this year are deep enough to take advantage of them and weather the many injuries that come into play during the course of a season . I think the ducks could learn something from the Blackhawks about how to beat the kings with more consistency . 8-2 in the last ten is just dominance .I think the number is even more lopsided when looking at periods won .

    • slysipops - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      aint that the truth brother !

  11. shortsxit34 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    What happened to all the Canucks fans that were quick to log in immediately after Monday’s game to start huffin’ and puffin’ about how tough they were?

    • patthehockeyfan - Jan 16, 2014 at 7:06 AM

      Exactly my question, shortsxit. They’re probably still trying to catch their breath from their rant about the Canucks’ moral victory over, but regulation loss to, the Kings.

      I personally agree w/Boudreau about the Ducks piling it on and embarrassing the Canucks; however, after reading the venomous remarks about Monday’s game, the fans (not the players) had it coming.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      If you think those were venomous, you’ve been huffin’.

    • slysipops - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      they are at the drugstore buying alka-selzer , extra strenght asprin etc. and BOOZE !

  12. gambloduck - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:46 AM

    At this point I think Boudreaux has moved on from giving all the pats on the back and is definitely thinking about Chicago and telling his players to do the same .The next two games are against the two best teams in the central .This is a tough test on the road – one of eleven back-to-backs this season . When games are lopsided you can’t take them too seriously . Dan Hamius tipped in three on his goalie tonight . Bieksa tipped one . What the ducks should take out of this game is that they definitely have four lines that can make a big difference on a given night, and of course, are loaded at goalie . Nice job Fredrick . Should have been a shutout but at 6-0 the refs didn’t have the heart to call goalie interference on Boothe . Keep it up Bones, Palms, Belesky, and Cogs . Head on a swivel when you play the dirty, sneaky team up the freeway .

  13. zetaone - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    20-0 at home and they STILL can’t sell out home games.

    What a joke of a fan base.

    Move the team to some where that deserves them. Bring on the down votes but you know I’m right.

    • areaman714 - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      And your fan base is? I find it very interesting that those that bash don’t qualify their bashing by stating their own simple sports demographics . . .

    • flash8910 - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      Stop it. According to broadcast, the Ducks have sold out their last 8 or 9 home games. While I wish it’s better, they do sell out.

  14. eagles512 - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Now only if the ducks could get rid of the worst uniforms in hockey.

  15. penguins87and71 - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Wow the Duckies are good.

  16. slysipops - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    could this vision have entered TORTS sleep last night ? …………..

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