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Friday, November 9, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Game Day Preview via the AP

FYI, the Game is on KDOC tonight!

The Anaheim Ducks were dominant in winning their first Stanley Cup last season. Right now, they're having trouble simply stopping the puck.

Having pulled their starting goalie in both of the last two games, the Ducks will look to improve their defense at home Friday when they meet the Pacific Division rival San Jose Sharks.

The Ducks (6-8-3) have lost two straight and four of five at home, a troubling prospect for a team that went 10-2 at the Honda Center in the playoffs last year.

"We're a fragile team right now," defenseman Mathieu Schneider said.

In a 6-5 overtime loss to Phoenix Wednesday, Ilya Bryzgalov didn't make it through the second period, allowing four goals on 18 shots. He was replaced by Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who had been equally ineffective Monday, when he was pulled after two periods having allowed four goals on 19 shots to Dallas in a 5-0 loss.

Giguere couldn't turn things around against Phoenix, allowing two goals. The one in overtime came off a brutal turnover by Anaheim when Corey Perry collided with teammate Francois Beauchemin as he tried to pull the puck into the Ducks' zone. It was especially frustrating for the Ducks, considering they had battled back from 4-2 and 5-4 deficits.

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