John Gibson makes 32 saves in Norfolk Admirals win


In the first game since being sent to Norfolk for the weekend, goaltender John Gibson made 32 saves as he backstopped the Norfolk Admirals to a 3-2 victory over the Manchester Monarchs on Friday night.

Gibson, who gave up six goals in the Anaheim Ducks’ season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, was sent to Norfolk for a weekend assignment. With Frederik Andersen playing well, the Ducks wanted to assure Gibson was still getting game action, which prompted the move.

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After a superb start to his NHL career in which he won his first five starts, Gibson has struggled in his past two. In Game 7 of the Ducks’ second round series against the Los Angeles Kings last spring, Gibson was yanked after allowing four goals on 18 shots. He has conceded 10 goals on 57 shots in his last two starts.

The 21-year-old is expected to return to Anaheim next week.

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