Anaheim Ducks Falter Again, Fall 2-1 to Vancouver Canucks in Shootout

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Nov 9, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) makes a save against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at Honda Center. The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout with a final score of 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

First Star: Frederik Andersen, G (OTL, 0.92 GAA, .971 SV%)

If it weren’t for Andersen, the Ducks may have lost on Sunday by three or four goals. Andersen’s season record fell to 7-1-2, but his GAA was lowered to 1.56, while his SV% rose to .943%. Just as he did in Philadelphia, Andersen gifted the Ducks a point in the standings with a 34 save effort against the Canucks. The Danish goaltender was spectacular in stealing a crucial standings point, which is all that now separates the Ducks and Canucks in the Pacific Division standings (Anaheim has 23 points, Vancouver has 22). The team did Andersen no favors, yet he made key save after key save in the third period to give the Ducks a chance to win two points.