Ducks 2, Blues 0

Monday, 10.09.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Ducks 2, Blues 0

By Chris DiPierro

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Chris Kunitz tallied twice on the power play and JS Giguere made 34 saves as the Ducks remained unbeaten with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday at Honda Center.

The Ducks record moved to 3-0 on the young season.

"We had the work ethic and we had the defense going tonight," said Kunitz. "Our goalie played really well also."

Giguere, who has been solid in his first two starts for the Ducks, got his first shutout since February 4, 2006 at San Jose.

The Ducks also used special teams to their advantage scoring two power play goals and killing five penalties en route to the victory.

"To win games you need to be strong on the power play and the PK and pretty much all aspects of the game have to be good," said Giguere. "So, that was a good team effort tonight."

Kunitz got his first goal of the contest at 16:42 of period one. The 27-year-old left wing deflected a hard Teemu Selanne slap shot past Blues netminder Curtis Sanford to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

Kunitz scored his second goal of the game and third of the season just 35 seconds into the third period. Linemate Andy McDonald got a shot on Sanford from the side of the net. The rebound kicked to Kunitz who tallied the insurance marker.

"Coaches are never satisfied," said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle. "There aren't many who will say their team was 100 percent. There is always room for improvement."

Anaheim plays the second of a five-game string at Honda Center on Wednesday against the New York Islanders at 7:05 p.m.

NOTES: Center Samuel Pahlsson played in his 196th consecutive game as a Duck moving him into sole possession of 2nd place all-time in Anaheim Ducks history in that category. Oleg Tverdovsky played in the most consecutive games as a Duck with 237…Selanne was honored by the Ducks in a ceremony before the game as the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner for 2005-2006. Selanne won the award at the NHL Awards ceremony in June in Vancouver. The Masterton is awarded to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

GAME LOG - FINAL

20:00 - END OF GAME - ANA 2, STL 0

18:13 - STL PEN - Eric Brewer gets 2 for hooking and two for unsportsmanlike give the Ducks a two-man advantage.

17:44 - STL PEN - Jamie Rivers goes off for tripping.  Anaheim is 1/4 with the man-advantage.

12:34 - ANA PEN - Dustin Penner is whistled for slashing.  St. Louis is 0/4 on the power play.

0:35 - ANAHEIM GOAL - PP - Chris Kunitz.  Kunitz gets his second goal of the game on a rebound in front of Sanford.  The goal is Kunitz's second of the game and third on the season from McDonald and Selanne.

0:00 - Third period is under way.  Anaheim starts with 1:03 of power play time.  The Ducks are 1/4 so far with the man-advantage.

3rd Period

20:00 - END OF 2ND PERIOD - ANA 1, STL 0.  Shots: ANA 7/22, STL 14/22

19:02 - STL PEN - Martin Rucinsky gets an interference minor negating the Blues' fourth power play.

17:53 - ANA PEN - Joe DiPenta gets the gate for hooking.  St. Louis is 0/3 on the power play.

16:01 - St. Louis goes on its third power play, they are 0/2.

15:22 - ANA PEN - Corey Perry goes off for holding negating the power play.

14:01 - STL PEN - Jay McClement is whistled for interference.  Anaheim is 1/2 on the power play tonight.

5:40 - ANA PEN - Shane O'Brien is caught hooking.  St. Louis is 0/1 on the power play tonight.

1:49 - STL PEN - Martin Rucinsky goes off for hooking.  Anaheim is 1/1 on the power play tonight.

0:00 - Second period is under way.

2nd Period

20:00 - END OF 1ST PERIOD - ANA 1, STL 0.  Shots: ANA 16, STL 8.

16:42 - ANAHEIM GOAL - PP - Chris Kunitz.  Kunitz tips a slap shot by Teemu Selanne past Curtis Sanford to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.  The goal is Kunitz's second of the season from Selanne and Chris Pronger.

15:06 - STL PEN - Eric Brewer goes off for hooking.  This is Anaheim's first power play.  The Ducks power play is 3-for-10 this season (5th NHL).  St. Louis has allowed 3 goals in 18 shorthand situations (T-16th NHL)

3:10 - ANA PEN - Scott Niedermayer goes off for holding.  This is St. Louis' first power play.  The Blues power play is 1-for-11 this season (T-20th NHL).  Anaheim has allowed 2 goals in 13 shorthanded situations (T-14th NHL).

0:00 - First period play is under way.

1st Period

Pregame: The Ducks face the St. Louis Blues at Honda Center tonight at 7:05 p.m. 

Scratches for Anaheim: D 18 Ian Moran, LW 24 Stanislav Chistov, C 39 Travis Green

Scratches for St. Louis: G 30 Jason Bacashihua, D 5 Barret Jackman, C 17 Ryan Johnson

Starting Goaltenders: ANA 35 JS Giguere, STL 1 Curtis Sanford

Game Notes (pdf): Anaheim vs. St. Louis Game Notes

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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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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