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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks lose to Oilers 5-1

Sorry for the late post.  To be quite on honest I was a little disgusted with last nights loss. I have come to accept that we are like a most teams out there now. We have one line that can score and the rest of the lines are just there because we can't have the Getzlaf/Perry/whoever line out their the whole 60 minutes.  We had something special last year with two lines that could score, a third line that could should down the other teams top line while putting a puck or two once in a great while.  If the Bertuzzi/McDonald/whoever line could sync up the Ducks would be in good form to start kicking butt.  Otherwise the teams that have are able to shut down the G/P/? line will end up winning the game.  This is what happened last night.  Well enough of my analysis, here is the news.

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TSN Coverage

The Edmonton Oilers take home-ice advantage to a whole new level when the Anaheim Ducks pay a visit.

Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists to lead Edmonton to a 5-1 victory Friday night, improving the Oilers to 11-1-3 in their last 15 home games against the Ducks.

Ales Hemsky, Kyle Brodziak, Andrew Cogliano and Steve Staios also scored for Edmonton, which equalled a season high in goals.

"We haven't had goals like that all year really," said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish. "We had great shots and some really nice goals. Hopefully that is a sign of things to come.

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OC Register Coverage

Mathieu Schneider's tenure with the Ducks consists of a third of a season, and he's been limited to only 12 games because of injuries, but that's plenty long enough for the veteran defenseman to recognize a serious issue plaguing the defending Stanley Cup champions.

"One of our biggest problems has been keeping an even keel," Schneider said Friday night after a meltdown late in the second period robbed the Ducks of any chance of victory at Rexall Place.

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LA Times Coverage

All Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle could do as the horn sounded to end the second period was stare out at center ice and try to comprehend what had happened only moments before.
The Ducks spent nearly half the period on the power play, yet a tied score turned into a two-goal deficit only seconds before intermission.
Stung by goals from Shawn Horcoff and Kyle Brodziak in the final 37 seconds of the period, the Ducks were done when the Edmonton Oilers tacked on two more in the third Friday night, rolling to a 5-1 victory at Rexall Place.

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MVN Coverage

The Ducks, like most of the NHL teams this year, have been looking for consistency. After a horrible effort and a loss in Vancouver, the Ducks came back with a great effort and a win Calgary. Could they have two good games in a row? Nope.

Friday night’s game looked quite similar to Thursday night’s game. The Ducks were in the penalty box early in the first period and Ales Hemsky put the Oilers on the board with a power play goal at 2:12. Ryan Getzlaf tied up the game at 7:03. Same story line as in Calgary, only the players names had been changed.

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