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 / 3:44 PM / 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.”

SCHEDULE

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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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