Thursday, November 27, 2008

Game 24: Ducks vs. Blackhawks 11.28.08 (1 PM START TIME)

Ducks Win 1-0!

"It’s different for us," Getzlaf said of the afternoon start time. "It’s kind of out of our normal routine and out of the ordinary for us, coming to a one o’clock game, but that’s part of what it is to be a professional."

"During the game, you don’t think too much about [a shutout]," Hiller said. "You just try to makes the next save. Sometimes you look up to see how much time is left. At the end it doesn’t really matter if its four-to-zero or one-to-zero. You just try to stop the next puck. For sure I’m happy about the shutout."

"It went through a couple of legs," Getzlaf said. "I was able to get a skate on it and keep it in play. Their guy came through a little bit and the goalie slid across. It was a big mess in there so I just swung at it, lifted it up and put it in."

"We played pretty well defensively," Hiller said. "They didn’t have too many opportunities. They had some on the power play but we did well on the penalty kill. If you play defense first, you always have a chance to win."

"I think the games immediately after Thanksgiving seem to be a little bit different," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. I don’t think either team executed to the level that their coaches would be happy with. There is more room for improvement, but as a coach, I’ve said it a million times, you’re not going to critique the win. We got a goal and they didn’t. We’ll take it."

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