Mighty Ducks report

And from a 2 week delay, heres the next Mighty Ducks report for this weeks action.

Back from the Torino Olympics, the ducks that participated in those Olympics were honnered before the wednesday game against the Red Wings. Teemu Selanne, Sammy Pahlsson, Sandis Ozolinsh, Ilya Bryzgalov were all honnered as well as Scott Niedermayer and Jonathan Hedstrom even though they did not play a game during the Olympics. And to the ice – the ducks played a decent game… just decent. Jean-Sebastien Giguere played a great game but the team just did not help him that much. They failed to get 1 goal in the entire game and they lost the game 2-0. Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal.

Next up for the week: The Wild, the Wild are a good team even though not alot of ppl are known on their team. The Ducks know not to take them lightly and thats exactly what they did. The Ducks played a great defensive game through the whole game. It was still scoreless in the 2nd until Sammy Pahlsson scored a bad angle shot when Roloson made a bad play, the goal was SH. Corey Perry scored on a slapshot in the dieing seconds of the 2nd as well. The game was tied 2-2 in the 3rd until Sandis Ozolinsh got the goal to give the ducks the lead. Then later Teemu Selanne sealed the deal when he got an empty net goal. The ducks won the game 4-2.

The ducks then played the Blue Jackets on Sunday at the Pond and it was a battle of the goalies, where J-S Giguere stopped 32 of 34 shots faced and Leclaire stopped 43 of 45 shots. Ryan Getzlaf and Andy McDonald each had a goal. It was a close game through the whole game but in the end the Blue Jackets came out with the victory. Rick Nash scored the winner in a shootout. Ahhh, the ducks loose another in a shootout.. who would have thunk it?

8 Responses to Mighty Ducks report

  1. detY192003 says:

    Poor Teemu lost like 3 teeth in the Olympics

  2. thegoalie1976 says:

    Giguere will be traded a little closer to the deadline. Burke has already proven that he is ready to pull off big trades.

    The question is what will it take to get him.

    I say a good young goalie and young scoring type forward.

    I say he goes to philly for (nittimakki) and (carter or richards)

    Clarke has not been happy with his goaltending since a guy that wore #27 was playing.

  3. Nothingman says:

    Niitymaki is the future as are Carter and Richards (or so Philly fans seem to think).

    No way any of them are moving for Giguere, whose stock is Ok but not fantastic. Clarke should trust Niitymaki with a playoff campaign. His bigger issue is having a healthy side that can play consistently again, something that’s not happening right now.

  4. sakic91 says:

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere is going to go to edmonton….no matter how much people are saying cujo is going

  5. lukeleim says:

    haha, why would they trade nittimakki (olympic MVP) and one of the two best prospect on the flyers for giguere? i wouldnt even trade nittimakki alone for giguere.

  6. letsgooilers says:

    Why would they trade their number 1 goalie to the team that they are trying to catch?

  7. thegoalie1976 says:

    Nittamakki may be a olympic mvp but gigeure is a nhl playoff mvp, a much higher honour.

    I remember last season when philly was saying esche was the next great goalie, and a few seasons before that when boucher was the goalie of the future.

    Clarke would make that trade.

  8. thegoalie1976 says:

    A few more wins and edmonton will be too far ahead.

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