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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Game Day Report

That was a great game. Hard hitting, great goal tending, and a couple of beautiful goals highlighted the evening. Today's game day report is below. Enjoy!

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Game Coverage via the AP

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan each scored goals for the Ducks in a 2-0 victory over San Jose on Tuesday night.

Giguere's shutout was the 26th of his career for the Ducks, who beat San Jose for the third time in four meetings this season. Scott Niedermayer picked up an assist in his second game since returning to the Ducks, leading a strong defensive game to shut out the Sharks for the first time all season.

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LA Times Coverage

Something about playing in HP Pavilion tends to bring out the best in the Ducks.
The loud arena that usually houses a boisterous sellout crowd is often considered one of the toughest venues in the NHL to play in. But it hasn't helped the San Jose Sharks lately in their meetings with their Pacific Division rival.

The Ducks won their fifth in a row there Tuesday night as they used goals by Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan along with Jean-Sebastien Giguere's first shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory that kept San Jose from taking over sole possession of first place in the division.

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MVN Coverage

From shootout to shutout, it is clear that the Ducks are improving. Tuesday night’s game against the Sharks was the first time the two teams did not need extra time to decide things. Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere earned his first shutout since December 6, 2006! He stopped all 20 shots this evening and his team did their defensive best and blocked another 15 attempts. As good as Evgeni Nabokov was for the Sharks, he was not good enough to stop the Ducks from scoring.

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San Jose Sharks Coverage

“It’s a big game and you’ve got to have people get the job done in big games,” said Sharks Head Coach Ron Wilson. “We shouldn’t play the way we did in a big game like this. This was an opportunity to put some distance between Anaheim and us. I’m most disappointed we didn’t build on the other night. It’s inexplicable to not have the extra passion tonight.”

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OC Register Coverage

If the Ducks are going to climb their way back into the thick of the Stanley Cup playoff race in the NHL’s Western Conference, Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion would provide the perfect blueprint.
With Corey Perry and rookie Bobby Ryan providing timely goals and goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere supplying a solid performance to back a stout defensive effort, the Ducks not only recorded their first shutout of the season, but handed San Jose its first shutout in 34 games this season.

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