Anaheim Ducks Blow Lead, Lose 4-3 in Shootout to Calgary Flames

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Nov 18, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) and Calgary Flames left wing Lance Bouma (17) battle for the puck during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Second Star: Hampus Lindholm, D (1 A, 1 Takeaway, 26:04 TOI)

Lindholm led the team in total ice time, logging over 26 minutes of work on the night. The defenseman did a superb job of controlling play: with him on the ice at 5-on-5 play, the Ducks had 24 shot attempts while ceding only five attempts towards Andersen. Lindholm has been a calm presence on the blue-line while players have shuffled in and out of the lineup from injuries. The Swede made numerous quick, heady decisions to either move the puck out of the defensive zone or sustain offensive pressure. He factored in the scoring, getting a primary assist on Beleskey’s second period power-play goal.

Lindholm has the potential to be a great number one defenseman in this league. He had another terrific game for the Ducks, and he’s becoming one of the Ducks’ most reliable players at the age of 20.