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Road for the Holidays

Thursday, 12.18.2008 / 5:52 PM / Features
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Road for the Holidays

The Ducks traveled through Western Canada for a three-game swing, where they faced the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. The Ducks have a history with all three teams, having played each of them in recent Stanley Cup Playoffs series, while several Ducks hail from or played in the three cities. Although all of the games were close, the Ducks finished the trip 1-2-0.

Here is a closer look at the trip:


FRIDAY
DUCKS AT
EDMONTON OILERS
Rexall Place
Ducks Squeak By Edmonton in SO, 3-2
Led by Jonas Hiller, who tied a franchise single game record (regular season) with 51 saves and denied all three Edmonton shootout attempts, the Ducks escaped Rexall Place with a 3-2 victory over the Oilers. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Edmonton or Alberta
Todd Marchant (played with Oilers 1994-2003)
Rob Niedermayer (played with Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 1990-95)
Scott Niedermayer (born in Edmonton)
Chris Pronger (played with Oilers 2005-06)

Playoff History
Edmonton defeated the Ducks in five games in the 2006 Western Conference Final.

About the city of Edmonton
Edmonton is home to the largest shopping mall (West Edmonton Mall) in North America and the fourth largest in the world. There are over 800 stores and services within the mall and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. The mall receives 28.2 million visitors per year and between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers daily depending on the day and season.


MONDAY
DUCKS AT
VANCOUVER CANUCKS
General Motors Place

Late Ducks Rally Falls Short in 4-3 Loss
Trailing the Canucks by three goals in the third period at General Motors Place, the Ducks made it interesting with a late charge to get within one before eventually falling 4-3 to Vancouver. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Vancouver or British Columbia
Andrew Ebbett (born in Vernon)
Bret Hedican (played with Canucks 1994-99)
Brett Festerling (born in Prince George, played with Vancouver Giants (WHL) 2004-07)
Nathan McIver (played with Canucks 2006-08)
Travis Moen (played with Kelowna Rockets (WHL) 1998-2002)
Steve Montador (born in Vancouver)
Brendan Morrison (born in Pitt Meadows, played with Canucks 2000-08)
Rob Niedermayer (born in Cassiar)
Scott Niedermayer (played with Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 1989-92)

Playoff History
The Ducks eliminated the Canucks in five games in the 2007 Western Conference Semifinals on their way to capturing the Stanley Cup title.

About the city of Vancouver
The site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver is surrounded by water from three sides and has one of the mildest climates in Canada. The city has the fourth highest quality of living in the world (trailing only Zurich, Vienna and Geneva).


TUESDAY
DUCKS AT
CALGARY FLAMES
Pengrowth Saddledome

Ducks Edged by Flames, 4-3
After Ryan Getzlaf briefly put the Ducks ahead in the third period, Calgary scored three unanswered goals and held on for a 4-3 defeat of Anaheim at Pengrowth Saddledome. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Calgary
Ryan Getzlaf (played with Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 2001-05)
Steve Montador (played with Flames 2001-06)
Rob Niedermayer (played with Flames 2001-03)

Playoff History
The Ducks upset the Flames in seven games in the 2006 Western Conference Quarterfinals, a step toward Anaheim's advancement to the conference final.
 
About the city of Calgary
The city hosts the Calgary Stampede, a festival, exhibition and rodeo, that last for 10 days every July. It is one of Canada’s largest events and the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games. Calgary was ranked the world's cleanest city in a survey published in 2007 by Forbes Magazine.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 59 19 39 9 58
C. Perry 47 24 17 12 41
R. Kesler 62 15 22 -4 37
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 54 7 21 -3 28
H. Lindholm 59 6 22 19 28
J. Silfverberg 61 9 17 7 26
C. Fowler 61 5 21 -5 26
K. Palmieri 37 12 11 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 6 5 0 .915 2.69


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