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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks lose to Edmonton 4-0

Well that sucked. But what I can expect at this point. On to the game reports.

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Inconsistency has been a problem for this year’s Anaheim Ducks, but there has been one constant – they can’t seem to figure out the Edmonton Oilers.

For the second time in three nights, the Ducks (12-12-4) were overwhelmed by an Edmonton team (12-14-1) that is near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The Oilers scored twice in each of the first two stanzas on their way to a 4-0 victory over Anaheim at Honda Center.

The win was the second straight over the Ducks for the Oilers, who beat Anaheim 5-1 at Rexall Place on Friday night, and the third overall this season. (The Oilers took a 3-2 decision in a shootout in Anaheim on Oct. 28.)

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National Post Game Coverage

The Copper and Blue were black and blue after Sunday's game but the Edmonton Oilers ran the Stanley Cup champions out of their own building where it hurt most - on the scoreboard.

The Oilers, who turned the other cheek to the physical play of the Anaheim Ducks, got the last laugh. Anaheim played almost every shift in ill-humour but took too many overly-aggressive penalties, many in the offensive zone, and paid a dear price in a 4-0 loss to Edmonton.

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MVN Coverage

The Ducks continued to stall out in a 4-0 shut out to the Oilers tonight. It was the second of home and home games with the Oilers, the third meeting of the season. None of them have been successful and the Ducks should be grateful that the Oilers are not in their same division. There is only one more meeting between these two teams on December 27 up in Edmonton. And 54 more games against other teams.

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Ducks Blog Coverage

Edmonton got goals from four players and Mathieu Garon recorded his second shutout as the Oilers handed the Ducks a 4-0 defeat on Sunday at Honda Center.

The Ducks were swept in the home-and-home series and were outscored 9-1 in the two games. They have dropped five of their past seven games and fell back to .500 in one of their most disappointing losses of the early season.

Edmonton entered the game with the third-worst record in the Western Conference and was without second-leading scorer Ales Hemsky because of a leg injury. But the Oilers scored four goals on their first 14 shots on Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Garon made 25 saves.

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TSN Coverage

It wasn't flashy, but Dustin Penner gave the Anaheim Ducks a reminder of what they lost when they let him go in the off-season.

While the Ducks continued to struggle to find their scoring touch, Penner set up in the crease and scored a first period goal - when the puck deflected off his mouth - as Edmonton completed a sweep of a home-and-home series against Anaheim with a 4-0 victory Sunday.

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LA Times Coverage

In a dark sense, the Ducks found some level of consistency Sunday night.
Another shot at the Edmonton Oilers turned out just as bad as it did two nights before, with this debacle decided by a 4-0 score that had many among the sellout crowd of 17,174 at the Honda Center heading for the exit well before the final horn sounded.

That's enough

If the Ducks' 5-1 loss Friday night in Edmonton was a horror show, then Sunday in Anaheim turned out to be a chilling sequel. And the frost was felt in a cold dressing room afterward.

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