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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks beat Flames 4-1

Well they looked a lot better tonight. Lets hope they continue playing the way they did tonight!

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Back in the building where he played four years of junior hockey, Ryan Getzlaf treated the sell-out crowd of 19,289 to a stroll down memory lane.

Continuing his red-hot play of late, Getzlaf set up two goals, including the game-winner, in leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

In setting up Chris Kunitz's game-winner with 41 seconds left in the first period, Getzlaf showcased the playmaking ability that made him a fan favourite while with the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen.

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Ducks Blog Coverage

Goals by Todd Marchant, Chris Kunitz and Corey Perry, and an empty-netter from Rob Niedermayer, enabled the Ducks to top the Calgary, Flames, 4-1, Thursday night at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

A power-play strike by Perry, his team-high 13th goal of the season, stretched the Ducks’ lead to 3-1 at the four-minute mark of the second period.

The Ducks overcame on early 1-0 deficit on the strength of first-period goals by Marchant and Kunitz.

After Calgary’s Alex Tanguay struck on the power play just 3:08 into the game, the Ducks got even when Marchant banged in a goal-mouth pass from Todd Bertuzzi at 5:53. Andy McDonald also picked up an assist, playing a short passing game with Bertuzzi, who wound up behind the net before feeding Marchant.

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MVN Coverage

The Ducks came into Calgary more than a little embarrassed with their performance in Vancouver two days ago. Wednesday’s practice was put into the players’ hands and they determined what they were to work on. Time to take ownership and motivate each other. Coach Randy Carlyle stated “we will be judged by how we respond.” The Ducks responded and took steps in the right direction.

First step was Jean-Sebastien Giguere. He’s been a Duck for so long, most have forgotten that he was acquired from Calgary for a 2nd round draft pick on June 10, 2000. He played 22 games for the Flames organization and he admits he could not stop a beach ball during those days. Giguere has come a long way since those days and has prospered under the tutelage of goaltending coach Francois Allaire. Tonight Giguere stopped 38 of 39 shots and came up huge when needed. He had high praise for the team in front of him for doing their job as well.

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Calgary Herald Coverage

Think the Anaheim Ducks felt bad?
Ruining the night of Jarome Iginla is the least of their worries.
Especially recently.
Despite Iginla taking over as the Calgary Flames' all-time games-played leader Thursday, the Ducks did all the celebrating, cobbling together a 4-1 triumph in National Hockey League action at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Flames coach Mike Keenan had had a hunch what was coming from the underachieving travellers.
"Well, they're motivated, not because of the recency effect of losing the last game (a 4-0 loss Tuesday at Vancouver), but they are the defending Stanley Cup champions, and they are not in a playoff position, like ourselves, and they expect to have better results overall," Keenan noted before the game.

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