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Ducks Return Home

They are greeted by approximately 30 fans at Honda Center to welcome them back after their season ended in Dallas

Monday, 04.21.2008 / 12:44 PM PT / News
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Ducks Return Home

By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com

Teemu Selanne (far left) was among the Ducks to stop and chat with fans who greeted their arrival at Honda Center.

A day after seeing their 2007-08 season come to a heartbreaking end in Dallas, the Ducks returned home to Orange County on Monday morning for the first day of what should be a busy offseason.

After their final flight as a team this season, most of the Ducks who came back to Honda Center on the team bus were greeted by approximately 30 fans near the Southeast Entrance at around 11 a.m.

Two of those fans were Tammy Sides of Cypress and Dean Morris of Anaheim, who along with a few others in their group initially came out to the arena at midnight.

“We stayed until about 3:45 in the morning because we weren’t sure when they were coming,” said Morris, whose group would get some rest before returning later in the morning. “We just wanted show support and let them know that they still have fans win or lose.’

While the circumstances on how the Ducks season ended were much different than one season prior, Sides made a point to show the team the same amount of adulation.

“We’re true fans,” said Sides, whose group also greeted the Ducks when they returned home from Dallas after Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. “You’ve got to take the good with the bad. Last year we went all the way. This year unfortunately we’re out in round one, but you’ve still got to support your team regardless.”

Loyalty to the Ducks is what brought fan Angelique Gianas of Ontario, clad in a 2007 Stanley Cup Final Ducks jersey, out to greet the team in the morning.

“I’ve been a fan since before they were even making the playoffs,” Gianas said. “The team is so wonderful with the fans and the community that they deserve a pat on the back no matter what.”

Although the Ducks’ playoff exit was quicker than many had imagined, the contingent of fans that greeted the players this morning were quick to point out that the 2007-08 season was filled with many high points.

“They’ve had a fantastic year,” Gianas said. “It was the second year in a row of over 100 points and there were so many individual records. “They deserve all the cheering that they can possibly get.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07


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