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Aahh, there’s nothing quite like the satisfying afterglow following a win over the Kings when we Anaheim fans can say “siddown and shaddup!” to those annoying and verbally stunted Los Angelinians (“Ducks Suck!” is the best they can come up with? Lame).
Jonas Hiller shed his lethargy, rose to the occasion and shut down the Kings with great élan. His right handed robbery of Anze Kopitar was truly a thing of beauty and Cam Fowler’s second career goal brought the sell-out crowd to their giddily raucous feet.
The Parros/Westgarth brawl did not materialize (Georgie probably didn’t want to rebreak his buddy’s schnoz), but about six minutes into the first, Aaron Voros and Kyle Clifford decide to dance. Not the most compelling couple, but entertaining nonetheless, especially when Voros kindly requested Clifford to remove his chapeau.
The planets definitely aligned for this game. Our penalty kill was spot on, offence was aggressive and defense fully supported Hiller. Everyone credited Hiller for the win – his second ever shut out.
Lil’ Cam notes from the official Ducks site: Cam Fowler has extended his scoring streak to four games (1-4=5), including his second career NHL tonight. The goal marked his first career PPG and first career GWG. His 2-10=12 points on the season lead the NHL among rookie defensemen. Fowler also has 1-8=9 points in his last 10 contests.
Not too shabby for a kid who turns 19 this Sunday.
Tomorrow we face the dreaded (**snigger**) Florida Panthers and could potentially tie for first in the Pacific Division. Of course, I scoffed at the Devils previously and we went – shall we say – Down like Brown.
Oh, speaking of which, Luca Sbisa decided to teach Dusty the fine art of how to plant someone into the boards. To misquote Crocodile Dundee; “That’s not a check. THIS is a check.”
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