Anaheim Ducks Stave Off Boston Bruins, Earn 3-2 Victory

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December 1, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) during a face off against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Second Star: Ryan Getzlaf, C (1 A, 2 SOG, 57.1 FO %, 20:56 TOI)

Getzlaf was huge for the Ducks. The Bruins are a perennially strong team in the faceoff circle, yet Getzlaf won eight of 14 faceoffs. The team was under 50% on the night, but Getzlaf took many key faceoffs to seal the win, including winning four of five draws against Soderberg. He assisted on Beleskey’s eventual game-winning goal on one of those four faceoff wins, and he led the Ducks forwards in ice time. The Ducks needed a big game from their captain, and he delivered.