Let the records show that it began with
It was part of a ceremonial puck drop on military appreciation night, and it ended with Getzlaf and the
Getzlaf’s three assists in a 4-1 win Sunday helped make history in two ways: The Ducks’ 24th straight regular-season home win over Calgary broke the
"Hopefully, I don't get iced the rest of the year," Getzlaf said. "Teemu texted me last week and notified me it was coming. He's well aware."
Getzlaf didn’t appear to be aware of
"Obviously, I want to be where I am," he said. "That's a big honor for me, to spend as much of my career as I have here. Those things are a natural progression. Hopefully, they continue. "
Both teams are weary of talking about the streak but had to when the record came down. The Flyers achieved it from 1980 to 1987 against
But this wasn’t close.
Calgary's last regular-season win in Anaheim was in 2004.
"For us, we want to ride the wave," Carlyle said. "For them, they'd like it to crash."
Calgary crashed in the second period. Kesler snapped in Perry's cross-crease pass on the power play for a 2-1 lead. Getzlaf pivoted and made a quick-strike pass to Perry to start the sequence.
Cogliano scored on an impressive second effort to finish a two-on-one with
The return of Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie energized the Ducks at the start, and pressure by the line translated to defenseman Stoner's first goal. Stoner easily scored from the left side on a puck that bounced off the stick of Calgary's Sam Bennett.
It was his first goal in a year to the day. Stoner's status during that span has been dotted with injures and healthy scratches, and he was placed on waivers Oct. 6.
"It always nice, I'm not going to lie," Stoner said. "It feels good but … it's not exactly my M.O. on the ice. It's more a defensive style. I don't think I'll turn into a goal scorer overnight."