Anaheim Ducks Home Opener History: The Past Five

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2011-2012

Opponent: San Jose Sharks

Result: 1-0 Win

December 31, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) shoots on goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks defeated the Sharks 1-0 to win back-to-back home openers dating back to the previous season. After two games over in Europe (one in Finland and the other in Sweden), the Ducks returned to the U.S. and Anaheim for their home opener against San Jose.

This one was uneventful to say the least. The Ducks would get the first and only goal of the contest thanks to Maxime Macenauer‘s tally midway through the first period. It was Macenauer’s first career NHL goal. Jonas Hiller stood tall throughout the game, stopping all 31 shots to preserve the shutout.

Notes

It would be Macenauer’s first and only goal of his NHL career thus far. He currently plays for the Hamilton Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.

George Parros assisted on Macenauer’s goal. Parros finished the season with three assists and has a career total of 18 as of Oct. 16, 2014.

Rosters (via AnaheimDucks.com)

SAN JOSE SHARKS ANAHEIM DUCKS
# Pos Name
3 D DOUGLAS MURRAY
5 D COLIN WHITE
8 C JOE PAVELSKI
10 L BRAD WINCHESTER
12 C PATRICK MARLEAU
17 C TORREY MITCHELL
19 C JOE THORNTON (C)
22 D DAN BOYLE (A)
26 C MICHAL HANDZUS
28 C ANDREW MURRAY
29 L RYANE CLOWE (A)
39 C LOGAN COUTURE
44 D MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC
57 C TOMMY WINGELS
60 D JASON DEMERS
64 L JAMIE MCGINN
69 C ANDREW DESJARDINS
88 D BRENT BURNS
1 G THOMAS GREISS
31 G ANTTI NIEMI
# Pos Name
4 D CAM FOWLER
5 D LUCA SBISA
7 C ANDREW COGLIANO
8 R TEEMU SELANNE (A)
9 R BOBBY RYAN
10 R COREY PERRY
11 C SAKU KOIVU (A)
15 C RYAN GETZLAF (C)
16 R GEORGE PARROS
17 D LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY
21 D SHELDON BROOKBANK
23 D FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN
32 D TONI LYDMAN
33 L JASON BLAKE
41 R ANDREW GORDON
49 C MAXIME MACENAUER
64 C BRANDON MCMILLAN
77 R DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY
1 G JONAS HILLER
38 G DAN ELLIS