Anaheim Ducks Fall 2-1 in Shootout to Arizona Coyotes

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Dec 27, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen reacts in the second period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 2-1 in an overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

First Star: Frederik Andersen, G (OTL, 0.92 GAA, .966 SV%)

With the team in front of him struggling to stay active, Andersen was sharp, stopping 28 of 29 shots. He gave the Ducks a great chance to earn two points in a game they didn’t necessarily deserve to have that opportunity. He came up huge on Boedker in the second period, robbing him of a go-ahead goal. He also stopped Vermette on an odd-man rush in the overtime period. Andersen’s strong performance makes him a strong candidate to start on Sunday against Vancouver.