Posts Tagged ‘Anaheim Ducks’

Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks Highlights

Posted 02 Nov 2008 — by admin
Category Highlights, Loss, Road

Ducks End Flames Win Streak With 3-2 Victory

Posted 02 Nov 2008 — by admin
Category Bertuzzi, Glencross, Loss, Road

Kipper Saves a Breakaway
Todd Bertuzzi scored a nifty 3rd period goal against his old team, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Flames win streak alive. Bertuzzi’s team leading 7th goal of the season brought the Calgary Flames within one goal of the Anaheim Ducks, but the Flames could not catch up to the Anaheim Ducks who held on for a 3-2 win.

Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf continued his point streak with one goal and one assist, giving him 12 points in his last 5 games. Teemu Selanne added an assist bringing his recent 5-game total to 7 goals and 3 assists. The eventual game winner was netted by Ryan Carter 2:08 into the 2nd period.

Calgary got on the scoreboard at 10:28 of the 2nd period when Curtis Glencross scored his 2nd goal of the season on Ducks goalie J.S. Giguere. The goal gave the Flames a bit of a boost, but Giguere played very well and was tough to beat.

Not to be outdone at the other end of the rink, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves in the losing battle. If not for Kipper’s play tonight, the Ducks could have easily had 5 or more goals. He stopped 2 breakaway attempts as well as many good chances by Anaheim’s top line (Getzlaf, Selanne, and Corey Perry).

Dion Phaneuf lead all players with an amazing 34:37 of ice time tonight. Jarome Iginla was 2nd at 25:43 for the Flames who looked tired at times after playing against Los Angeles less than 24 hours earlier.

The Flames get 2 days of rest before hosting the Phoenix Coyotes in Calgary on Tuesday night.

Ducks Fly Past Flames

Posted 19 Dec 2006 — by admin
Category Loss, Road


Game Highlights from YouTube

The Anaheim Ducks should have been dragging after a five-game road trip. Instead, their collective talent and depth more than compensated for any residual fatigue.

Samuel Pahlsson, Dustin Penner and Corey Perry scored third-period goals to lift the Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Andy McDonald also scored and Chris Pronger had two assists for the Ducks (26-4-6), who have won 11 of 13 games and were coming off a 4-3 loss at San Jose on Saturday.

“The first home game after a long road trip is always a tough one, mentally, but I thought we overcame that pretty well,” said goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who shrugged off a goal by Daymond Langkow on Calgary’s first shot of the game and stopped the last 26 he faced to record his league-leading 22nd victory.

“This wasn’t an easy game. Mentally, it was a challenge for all of us. But we showed a lot of leadership and mental strength. It wasn’t pretty, but we got the job done,” Giguere said.

The Flames, who had won 13 of their previous 18 games, have lost two of the three meetings with Anaheim while getting outshot 117-68. Miikka Kiprusoff, who handed the Ducks their only shutout loss this season, made 37 saves.

“We had a lot of scoring chances, but it’s always dangerous when it’s a tie game,” said Pahlsson, who got the go-ahead goal with 16:36 to play. “It was a close game for a long time. But we found a way to win it, and that’s what we’ve been doing the whole year. We’ve managed to win, even though we haven’t played a perfect game every time.”

Pahlsson used Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano as a screen and beat Kiprusoff to the stick side for his seventh goal after Rob Niedermayer skated the puck away from Langkow behind the net and fed it into the slot.

“It was a workmanlike type of goal,” Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. “Those guys specifically don’t get a lot of credit when the glory is handed out, but the one thing you can always look at with those players is their minutes played. Any coach will tell you that when you trust players, usually it reflects in their ice time. And those players have done an excellent job.”

Penner made it 3-1 less than 5 1/2 minutes later with his 14th of the season. Pronger set up the goal with his 36th point, tops among NHL defensemen. It was the 100th point this season by Anaheim defensemen, the most in the league. He also assisted on Perry’s empty-net goal during a power play with 1:07 remaining.

Giguere faced only one shot by the Flames in the first 11 1/2 minutes, but it found the net. Langkow beat him low to the stick side just 1:40 in with his 11th goal, a 20-foot wrist shot from the slot while defenseman Sean O’Donnell was screening his goaltender.

McDonald tied it just 39 seconds before the period ended, redirecting a backhanded centering pass from Chris Kunitz for his 11th goal.

“We had our chances in the second period,” Jarome Iginla said. “We were drawing penalties and getting power plays, but we didn’t get a goal. We went into the third period 1-1 and they won that period. They raised their game more than we did.”

Calgary had the first five power plays of the contest and came up empty. The Ducks received their first advantage at 17:54 of the second period when Tanguay was shoved from behind by Todd Marchant’s stick and subsequently penalized for diving.

“We did a lot of things well. But when you take five straight penalties, those are the things you’ve got to really improve on,” Carlyle said. “Our penalty killers and our goaltender came up large in those situations and gave us an opportunity to gain some energy get our game going.”

Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Langkow (11) A: Tanguay, Iginla
ANA: McDonald (11) A: Kunitz, Selanne

2nd Period
No Scoring

3rd Period
ANA: Pahlsson (7) A: Niedermayer, Moen
ANA: Penner (14) A: Pronger, Giguerre
ANA: Perry (9) A: Penner, Pronger