The 1993-1994 season was filled with many “firsts” for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. As one of two new expansion teams to join the NHL in 1993, the Mighty Ducks struggled throughout the year as they stumbled to a 33-46-5 record.
But 20 years later, we look back at that inaugural [Mighty] Ducks team and thank them for establishing the many “firsts” in the team record book. The first game in franchise history, the first goal, the first win. The list goes on and on. No matter what happens in the future of hockey in Anaheim, the 1993-1994 team will claim majority of the “firsts” in franchise history.
For our Ducks Trivia question this week, we decided to take a look at one particular “first” and that was the first shutout in franchise history.
After a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings, the Mighty Ducks traveled north of the border to Toronto to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 15, 1993. The Mighty Ducks put the previous night’s woes behind them and recorded the first shutout in franchise history with a 1-0 victory. Mighty Ducks’ goaltender Guy Hebert stopped all 38 shots he faced to secure the victory. The Mighty Ducks were able to get one past Maple Leafs’ netminder Damian Rhodes for the lone goal of the contest.
The one that got past Rhodes brings us to our Ducks Trivia question for Aug. 14, 2014.
On Dec. 15, 1993, the Mighty Ducks recorded the first shutout in team history in a 1-0 win. Who scored the lone goal for the Mighty Ducks?
— Pucks of a Feather (@PucksofaFeather) August 14, 2014
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