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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News for Wednesday Part 2 - Ducks lose 6-5 in OT

Well that was probably one of the most pathetic ways to lose I have seen in a long time. If you missed that part of the game, you saved your throat by not having to shout at the TV. One bright note, we did come back from a 4-2 deficit and Schneider was awesome. Anyway, here is the game coverage.

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Struggling to score goals all season, the Ducks have lately used the Phoenix Coyotes to cure their woes. But a second straight five-goal output against the Coyotes wasn’t enough this time, as Anaheim fell in overtime at Honda Center, 6-5.

After Corey Perry ran into teammate Francois Beauchemin inside the Ducks blue line and lost the puck, Shane Doan stole it and fired a slap shot that eluded goaltender J.S. Giguere for the winner with just 30.3 remaining in the extra session.

Giguere had looked sharp in coming on for a struggling Ilya Brygalov in a tough second period for Anaheim.
"We scored five goals and that should be enough to win the game," Giguere said. "We’re just going have to play better defensively next game. The bottom line is we can’t beat ourselves up. We were down 4-2 and we managed to get a point tonight."

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AP Coverage via the LA Times

Peter Mueller got his first career hat trick, Shane Doan scored with 30.3 seconds left in overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Ducks, 6-5, Wednesday at the Honda Center.
Steven Reinprecht had a power-play goal and two assists, helping Phoenix extend its road winning streak to five games. Radim Vrbata scored in his third game in a row for the Coyotes, who played the defending Stanley Cup champions for the third time in a span of six games and beat them for the second time.

Mathieu Schneider had a goal and two assists for Anaheim. Chris Kunitz, Todd Marchant and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, while Chris Pronger and Ryan Getzlaf each had two assists.
The game appeared to be heading for a shootout, as Perry was content to skate the puck back into his own zone. But he collided with teammate Francois Beauchemin near the left boards, and Doan, the Coyotes' captain, jumped on the loose puck before beating a stunned Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the glove side for his 36th career game-winning goal.

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LA Times Coverage

The one thing the Ducks have had with any consistency this season, stout goaltending, finally went astray Wednesday night. And their penalty killing against the Phoenix Coyotes, once a strong suit a Stanley Cup championship ago, was adventurous.
But the Ducks were a resilient bunch for once, overcoming three deficits and the first hat trick by rookie Peter Mueller to get themselves in position for a rare come-from-behind victory.
It took one final mistake to quash that dream. Shane Doan's goal off a bad turnover by the Ducks with 30.3 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Coyotes a 6-5 victory at Honda Center.

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OC Register Ducks Blog Coverage

Shane Doan’s unassisted goal 4:29 into overtime gave the Phoenix Coyotes a 6-5 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night at Honda Center.
Doan pounced on a turnover after Ducks right wing Corey Perry and defenseman Francois Beauchemin had a mixup in the defensive zone and beat goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a slap shot from near the top of the left-wing faceoff circle.
Goals by rookie Drew Miller and Perry early in the third period, sandwiched around Coyotes rookie center Peter Mueller’s third goal of the game, a power-play strike, forged a 5-5 tie.

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MVN Coverage

The Ducks got their third chance with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night. The first game they were shut out, 1-0, at the Honda Center. The second game was the best the Ducks had played all season and was a 5-2 victory in Phoenix. After their stellar performance against the Coyotes, the Ducks followed it up with one of their worst performances against Dallas that ended in a 5-0 shut out on Monday. The Ducks needed to rebound and regain the momentum lost in Monday’s game.

Coach Randy Carlyle thought he would give Jean-Sebastien Giguere the night off and start Ilya Bryzgalov in goal instead. Alex Auld was in net again for the Coyotes. The Ducks started off the game with more energy than on Monday and were getting chances as a result. Phoenix lit the lamp first at 8:51 with a goal from 19 year old Peter Mueller. Mueller was able to just get by the defense to put one past Bryzgalov. The Ducks tied the game less than two minutes later at 10:23 on a power play goal by Chris Kunitz. With George Parros off for hooking and Sami Pahlsson joining him :16 seconds later for roughing, the Coyotes had a long 5 on 3 opportunity against the Ducks. The Ducks held firm and did a good job killing off the penalty, a huge positive for the team. The Ducks ended the period with 8 shots on goal to 9 for Phoenix.

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