Despite a loss to the Chicago Black Hawks Sunday at Honda Center, the Anaheim Ducks remain very much in the midst of a free-for-all battle in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division.
“It was great,” Getzlaf said, on the recognition. “Obviously the crowd, this is our home building and I’ve been here a long time, and it was a very warm welcome. A little emotional during the game and a little bit embarrassing. I’m not very good at those things, but it was great to see the family and having everybody here.”
Against Chicago on Sunday, the Ducks fell behind 2-0, but goals by Erik Gudbranson and Nick Ritchie tied the game up and sent it into overtime.
The Ducks on Friday edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in overtime, and on Tuesday, outlasted the Vancouver Canucks 7-4.
Looking forward, the Ducks on Tuesday will host the Minnesota Wild (4-9-1) and the Oilers (10-4-1) on Sunday.
Ducks Stat Leaders: Adam Henrique has eight goals; Hampus Lindholm has nine assists; Jakob Silfverberg has 12 points. In goal, John Gibson is 6-6 with a 2.50 goals against average; Ryan Miller is 3-0-1 with a 2.31 GAA.