Ducks Win 2 - 1!!
PERIOD 1: 1 - 0
PERIOD 2: 1 - 0
PERIOD 3: 2 - 1
Take a look at the Ducks scratches for the night:
10 R COREY PERRY
15 C RYAN GETZLAF
25 D CHRIS PRONGER ©
33 D JOE DIPENTA
35 G JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE
That's a very depleted lineup with those players out. That's an all-star worthy line up NOT playing. And we won, because we still had all-star Teemu Selanne in the game. :D And again for the second night in a row, Hiller amazed me. He's just... he'll be an amazing goalie in the future. This was a Ducks team dealing with a big chunk of adversity and still came out with the win, though it wasn't against a playoff team, it was against Bryz (remember him, aww) who has had our number since we waived him... so it's good to see us finally beat him. Selanne was the only Duck tonight with goals. 2 of them, reaching his 550th goal mark. :) Now they can come home, rest up a little bit, and face the Kings on Wednesday.
GAME DAY QUOTES:
"I wanted to shoot quick to make sure (goalie Ilya Bryzgalov) was not expecting the shot," Selanne said of the winning goal. "He is big and covers a great deal of the net, so I wanted to shoot quickly."
"We just ask our goalie to give us a chance to win," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "Jonas gave us a strong effort, but to have success, people have to step up and meet the challenge."
"Every loss hurts just as much right now," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "It's really frustrating. We have lost five straight now, and at this time of the season, that's unacceptable."
"Sometimes it's easier when you get many shots," Hiller said. "That keeps your mind sharp and you stay in the game. It's easy to play when you're comfortable, and right now, I'm quite comfortable."
"Our guys played their hearts out in a 2-1 game," he said. "I was very proud of our effort and thought we played a real solid hockey game." -- Wayne Gretzky, Phoenix Head Coach
Quote Sources From: http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&seas=20072008>ype=2&gnum=1133