Thursday, October 16, 2008

Game 5: Ducks vs. Sharks 10.17.08

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Period 1: 1 - 0
Period 2: 2 - 0
Period 3: 4 - 0

Took a little longer than I had hoped to type in "DUCKS WIN" but I finally get to tonight! WOOT! Took away the Sharks undefeated streak to put them at 4-1-0, and notched a win on our belt. Nicely done. Maybe I should mention that it was a SHUT OUT! Giguere stood on his head and boy he showed he wanted that win real bad tonight!


“It feels really good,” said Giguere, who had gotten off to a rough start with 13 goals against in three games entering this one. “It was a good night for us. We still have a lot of room for improvement, but this is a good start.”

"It was a big win for us," Pronger said. "It was desperate times, especially with the way we had played the first three games. Tonight, Jiggy held the fort when we ran into penalty trouble there early in the first."

"Right off that goal, we got a lot of life, " Pronger said. "We really started to bear down and cinch things up defensively."

"I’ve been working pretty hard in practice," Giguere said. "Eventually, these things are going to turn around. I believe that you create your own luck and that the bounces are eventually going to go your way. Tonight, the bounces went my way."

"We got our first win and we’re happy with it," Giguere said. "The last game (a 3-2 loss to Edmonton) was a starting point. Now we just have to keep going forward and try to put some good games together."

"They capitalized on their chances. We had a ton of shots and generated a lot of offense, but I don't think we got good quality scoring chances," San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic said.

"They worked real hard and earned their breaks," said San Jose coach Todd McLellan who suffered his first loss as an NHL head coach. "It wasn't that we just mailed it in. We competed pretty hard and it just didn't go our way."

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