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Top 30 Moments: 1-5

A look back at the top memories from the 2007-08 Anaheim Ducks season

Monday, 06.02.2008 / 2:38 PM / Features
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Top 30 Moments: 1-5

The 2007-08 season for the Anaheim Ducks is in the books. Beginning in London and ultimately ending in disappointment against Dallas in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Ducks' attempt to defend their Stanley Cup title had plenty of memories along the way. Over the past several weeks, AnaheimDucks.com has counted down the top 30 moments from the season that was. Here is the final installment of the showcase - moments 1 through 5.

5. February 17, 2008 vs. Calgary
In a 4-2 victory over Calgary, both Teemu Selanne and J.S. Giguere etch their names atop career lists in Anaheim's record book.

With an assist on a Ryan Carter first period goal, Selanne earns his 670th point in a Ducks uniform, which passes Paul Kariya (669) for a new club career record. Stopping 23-of-25 shots fired by the Flames, Giguere wins his 174th career game with the Ducks to pass Guy Hebert (173) for another club career record.

Selanne and Giguere Stand Alone




4. February 6, 2008 at Washington DC
Amid a long road trip East, the Ducks make a special stop at The White House to commemorate their 2007 Stanley Cup championship.

After touring the historic building, President George W. Bush holds a ceremony in the East Room where he honors the team and their accomplishments during a nine-minute speech before he receiving a customized Ducks jersey.

Ducks Get Presidential Treatment





3. February 5, 2008 at NY Islanders
Eight days after announcing his comeback to the Ducks, Teemu Selanne rejoins the lineup at the New York Islanders.

Selanne's presense is immediately felt, as he assists on the Ducks' first goal in eight periods in the second and helps the team snap a season-high six-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Islanders. The Ducks would go on to win five straight and 20 of their final 26 games with Selanne back in the fold.

It's Teemu Time Once Again




2. December 16, 2007 vs. San Jose
Spurning retirement, Scott Niedermayer returns to the Ducks lineup 11 days after making his long-awaited decision.

While the Ducks would fall to San Jose (2-1 in a shootout) in his first game back, Niedermayer's return is a turning point in the season. In 34 games without the dynamic defenseman, the Ducks held a 15-15-4 record. With him back, the team finishes the year with a 32-12-4 mark (best in the NHL over that span).

Scotty Makes His Return 




1. October 10, 2007 vs. Boston
Just over four months after hoisting their first Stanley Cup, the Ducks return to Honda Center for the 2007-08 home opener against Boston.

Capping off an emotional pre-game tribute, the Ducks raise the Pacific Division, Western Conference and Stanley Cup Championship banners to the rafters, forever enshrining the best season yet in team history. The Ducks further delight the capacity crowd of 17,285 with a 2-1 defeat of the Bruins.

Ducks Raise Banners to Home Rafters

Previous Top 30 Moments of 2007-08
Moments 6-10
Moments 11-15
Moments 16-20
Moments 21-25
Moments 26-30

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 48 15 35 10 50
R. Kesler 49 13 19 -2 32
C. Perry 34 19 12 15 31
S. Vatanen 49 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 48 19 7 12 26
P. Maroon 41 6 18 2 24
C. Fowler 48 5 18 4 23
H. Lindholm 48 5 16 13 21
J. Silfverberg 49 6 13 2 19
K. Palmieri 25 10 6 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.22
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28


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