Mighty Ducks Drop Pre-Season Home Opener to San Jose

Thursday, 09.22.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Mighty Ducks Drop Pre-Season Home Opener to San Jose
Anaheim hosted San Jose for their first home pre-season game on Wednesday night, as Vesa Toskala squared off against Jean-Sebastian Giguere in the nets.

Both clubs had several first period chances, but the highlight saves in the first 20 minutes went to Giguere who stopped both Patrick Marleau and Niko Dimitrakos in all alone.

At the end of one, the Pacific Division rivals were scoreless.

San Jose had nearly two minutes of four-on-three time midway through the second only to have Giguere make a brilliant save on Marco Sturm at the doorstep.

Anaheim would finally break the ice and take the 1-0 late in the second.  A save by Vesa Toskala bounced out to an uncovered Todd Fedoruk.  Toskala had not reached the other side of the crease and Scott Hannan slid in front to cover the lower half of the goal, but Fedoruk lifted it upstairs for the go-ahead tally.

The Ducks took the 1-0 lead to the lockerroom.

With 12 minutes left in regulation, Corey Perry broke on Toskala looking to increase the lead.  The Finnish netminder made a spectacular stop, only to see the rebound go directly to a Ducks player.  Toskala laid out in the crease and took away the second shot.  By the time Toskala gained his footing again, Perry again had the puck.  As the Anaheim prospect circled behind the net for a wrap-around, Toskala quickly covered his post and kept San Jose within one.

With five minutes remaining, the shots were even at 27, but Anaheim maintained the one-goal advantage.

San Jose would not quit and on their 29th shot, they finally solved Giguere.  At the three minute marker, Dimitrakos skated the puck around the faceoff circle toward the slot.  He then calmly ripped a wrist shot above Giguere's glove hand to tie the contest.

The late goal sent the game to overtime where a two-on-one rush by Patrick Marleau and Hannan nearly won the contest, but Hannan has to force a back-handed shot that just went wide.  A fortunate bounce off Giguere found a pinching Tom Preissing with less than a minute left, but again the Anaheim netminder was there for the save and the shootout would settle the contest.

In the shootout, Marleau and Dimitrakos were stopped on their shots, while Marco Sturm put home his shot.  Since Perry and Selanne had missed for Anaheim, Toskala faced Sergei Fedorov in the game-ending moment.  Toskala forced Fedorov to shoot wide and the Ducks lost 2-1.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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