Anaheim Ducks Get Chippy, Suffer Dominating 4-1 Loss to Sharks

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October 26, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) blocks a shot as defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) helps defend against San Jose Sharks left wing Matt Nieto (83) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

First Star: Frederik Andersen, G (L, .892 SV%)

Despite the loss and four goals given up, Andersen was spectacular in net. He made numerous great saves to keep the Ducks in it when they were lulling in front of him. The Dane got almost no support from his team on both the offensive and defensive ends of the game, yet stopped 33 of 37 shots he faced. Again, the issue is not giving up four goals, but facing 37 shots in one game. It is not realistic to ask a goalie to carry a team night in and night out when facing that high of a volume of shots. Andersen played well and did his part to keep the Ducks in the game, but by the time Anaheim got going, there was not enough time left for the Ducks to overcome the damage that had already been done. Andersen was the best Duck on the ice tonight.