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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks lose 5-3

Penalties......Oy! We were doing so well until the second half of the game when the Ducks decided to draw a bunch of penalties. Shockingly enough once we took penalties the Flames came back and took a 4-3 lead and then got an empty netter. The one bright spot is that Parros got his first goal of the season on his birthday. Anyway, here are tonight's game day reports and a new thing I am going to try for the rest of the season.

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AP/Larry MacDougal

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Scott Niedermayer pre-game interview

George Parros's goal

Getzlaf gets a bobble head

Ryan Getzlaf interview from the first intermission

OC Register Coverage

Jarome Iginla’s second goal of the game, a power-play conversion at 16:34, snapped a third-period tie and sparked the Calgary Flames to a 5-3 victory over the Ducks on Saturday night at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Iginla’s 27th goal of the season came on a long one-time shot that caromed off the upper body of Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger and past goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Calgary’s fifth power-play opportunity of the third period. Kristian Huselius added an empty-net goal at 18:54.

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Calgary Herald Coverage

The Ducks roared back with a couple of tallies and had it not been for a quick Steve Kozari whistle and a timely Matthew Lombardi hook of Drew Miller, the damage would have been worse.

In the five first periods of their five most recent home dates, the Flames have been outscored by a 5-2 margin and, even more tellingly, been outshot 62-34.

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TSN Coverage

After a lacklustre start to the middle frame, the Flames charged back to tie the contest on goals by Iginla and Huselius. Iginla took a cross-ice pass from Conroy and roofed a shot past Giguere before Huselius stole the puck from Scott Niedermayer behind the Anaheim net and snapped a shot to the top corner to tie the game.

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CBC Coverage

Anaheim went up 2-1 with less than three minutes remaining in the first when Parros converted a shot from the side of the net.

Niedermayer put the Ducks in front 3-1 just 1:15 into the second with a point shot for Anaheim's second power-play goal.

The lethargic Flames finally began to put things together midway through the second after Iginla took a cross-ice feed from centre Craig Conroy and roofed the puck over Giguere at 11:14.

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MVN Coverage

The Ducks went into Calgary having won their last four games. Calgary was coming off an embarassing 5-3 loss to Vancouver that had Miikka Kiprusoff pulled from goal. Kipper had his chance for redemption this evening, but it didn’t look good early on. In the first period, the Ducks dominated the Flames, even though the Flames scored on their first shot at 1:42. Dustin Boyd’s goal would be the only shot on goal for the majority of the period.

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LA Times Coverage

Name the quickest way to watch a tie score in the third period -- and thus, a four-game winning streak -- evaporate into the Alberta, well, Saddledome, air on Saturday night.
The answer: Four straight power plays, plus part of one that carried over from the second period.

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