Getting the first win of the season is difficult, but the Anaheim Ducks found it exceptionally challenging. The Ducks struggled to find a win through the first five games of the season.
But on Oct. 18, all of that frustration went away.
Frederik Andersen stepped up to save 34 Minnesota shots while the offense exploded for four goals to take a 4–1 win at home.
“Getting the two points is really important for the psyche of the group,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. “Now we understand that we can score and play well at times. Hopefully, it’s like snowball and it builds. I mean, we’re not out of the woods or anything, but it was a step in the right direction.”