Hiller Strong In Net In Battle Of 1’s
Vancouver, BC – The Anaheim Ducks dominated early despite resting their main stars after clinching their second Pacific Division Title. Jonas Hillerhad a shutout going deep into the final frame.
The Ducks dominate all facets of the game early and often. They out-shot the Vancouver Canucks by six but went 0-1 on the power play opportunity after Alexandre Burrows was called for hooking near the five minute mark of the first.
Anaheim finally got on the board and opened the scoring on Matt Beleskey‘s power play goal at the 6:44 mark. Brad Staubitz netted what would become the game winner 100 seconds later for his first of the season. The Ducks continued to pull away in the shot and hit totals.
The final frame saw the Vancouver nearly catch the Ducks in SOG’s and netted their only tally of the game with 3:18 left in the game on Jason Garrison‘s eighth of the year. Andrew Cogliano iced the game in the closing minute of the game.
|Luca Sbisa||Lower Body Injury|
|Christopher Tanev||Lower Body Injury|
|Kevin Bieksa||Lower Body Injury|
|Cory Schneider||Lower Body Injury|
SCORING BY PERIOD:
Hits By Period:
Power Play Efficiency:
|LW Matt Beleskey||1 G, 0 A, Even, 3 SOG|
|D Jason Garrison||1 G, 0 A, Even, 2 SOG|
|D Cam Fowler||0 G, 1 A, +2, 1 SOG|
The Ducks will return home for the final game of the regular season against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. PST.