Getzlaf continued his strong play with five shots in Game 2 on Friday, but it wasn't enough as the Ducks fell 2-1 to the Oilers. The Ducks' captain was obviously involved, as he also posted five hits to lead the team in 26:47 of ice time, but he failed to score a point in the one-goal defeat. Getzlaf has four goals and seven points in six playoff games this spring, so he's been one of Anaheim's best players, but the Ducks still need more to climb back into the series.
Getzlaf scored a power-play goal and added an assist during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton. It was the veteran's third multi-point showing through five playoff games, and dating back to the regular season, Getzlaf has 11 goals and 41 points over his past 30 outings. With a go-to offensive role, Getzlaf's fantasy floor and ceiling are both high.
Getzlaf netted the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's Game 2 victory over the Flames. It was a lucky bounce for Getzlaf, but they all count the same. The veteran center has kicked off the postseason with back-to-back multi-point games and helped the Ducks grab a 2-0 series lead. He's built off his tremendous second half to the regular season and now has 103 points in 106 career playoff games. He's scored both of his goals this series with the man advantage and will continue to terrorize the Flames if they keep giving him opportunities.
Getzlaf recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 Game 1 victory over the Flames. Getzlaf didn't take long to make an impact, converting with the extra man just 52 seconds into the first period to open the scoring. His second-period helper on Rickard Rakell's game-tying goal made Anaheim's captain the first player in franchise history to reach triple digits in career playoff points. The veteran center has topped 20 power-play points in 10 of 12 NHL campaigns, so it's safe to expect more such production from him against a Flames penalty kill that surrendered two goals Thursday after finishing 12th (81.6 percent) in the regular season.
Getzlaf (lower body) took line rushes in pregame warmups, indicating that he will likely return for Thursday night's game in Winnipeg, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Getzlaf is slated to reclaim his spot on Anaheim's top line Thursday after missing Tuesday's game in Vancouver. The 31-year-old has eight assists in his last four games and will look to keep up the momentum as the Ducks continue their fight for playoff positioning.
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