Anaheim Ducks Fight Back, Fall 3-2 in Overtime to New York Islanders

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Sep 28, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Tim Jackman (18) and Los Angeles Kings defender Robyn Regehr (44) battle for the puck during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Second Star: Tim Jackman, RW (2 Blocked Shots, 6 Hits, 15:03 TOI)

I cannot believe I am actually saying this, but Tim Jackman has been terrific for Anaheim this season, and he has fully cemented his place on the roster, even when Kyle Palmieri returns from the Injured Reserve. Jackman, who played more minutes with the absence of Getzlaf and Perry, was terrific. He made a couple key blocked shots, and he brought energy with each of his shifts. The Islanders wanted to engage in a physical game (the teams combined for 64 hits), and Jackman helped dictate Anaheim’s physicality by throwing his weight around.

Jackman made the most of increased playing time. His ice time was all at even-strength, as he isn’t a player suited for either special teams unit. However, he won puck battles in the corners, got in shooting and passing lanes, and even was a factor in leading the rush. Jackman has continued to do this in limited minutes with the team this season, and although he will not be contributing much scoring to this team, he has brought intangibles and great effort to the team that cannot be expressed on the stat sheet alone. Another outstanding game for him gets him my Second Star.