Getzlaf has proven to be fairly durable, having appeared in 77 games in each of the past three seasons, but the prolific centerman reportedly has been skating for more than a month in preparation for the international competition, which will be held in Toronto. Getzlaf will be playing in his 12th NHL season with the
Getzlaf scored off a rush when linemate David Perron shot the puck and a juicy rebound popped out for him to put home. The tally came just 1:02 into the game and was exactly how the
Ryan Getzlaf picked up an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Nashville in Game 3.
Getzlaf needed to get on the board in some capacity in order for Anaheim to keep this series going, and the veteran did just that. The 30-year-old has a power-play goal and an assist so far (also two PIM), but if the Anaheim Ducks are to make a run, the top-line center will need to look more like the player that scored 20 points in last season's playoff run.
Ryan Getzlaf netted a power-play goal and fired six shots on goal in Friday's Game 1 loss to the Predators.
Getzlaf had a down year in the goal-scoring department, but he's off to a strong start in the postseason and is a proven playoff performer. The veteran center has 95 points in 98 career playoff games and his play this postseason will go a long way in determining how far the Anaheim Ducks make it.
Ryan Getzlaf ended the 2015-16 season with 13 goals and 50 assists in 77 games played.
The season certainly didn't start out on a high note for Getzlaf, as he tallied 3 goals and 20 assists in the first 32 games of the season. He, along with the Anaheim Ducks , just couldn't seem to find his groove in the early going of the season. Once the calendar flipped over to 2016, though, Getzlaf finally turned things around and started making plays for his team. He picked up 10 goals and 30 assists in those final 45 games of the season. His contributions couldn't have come at a better time, as Anaheim was making a major push that took them from the bottom of the Pacific Division all the way to the top by season's end.