Ducks Enjoyed All-Star Experience

Monday, 01.26.2009 / 1:42 PM / Features
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Ducks Enjoyed All-Star Experience
Ryan Getzlaf and Scott Niedermayer each had assists in the All-Star Game while J.S. Giguere made seven saves during the first period, but the most important thing for the trio of Ducks was the treasured memories taken from Montreal.

"That's the way it was supposed to be - it's an All-Star Game," Ryan Getzlaf said of the high-scoring affair. "It's fun to get out there, play with the talented players and just be able to move the puck around and let the fans enjoy it."
After being voted in by the fans, Getzlaf, Niedermayer and Giguere were each starters for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. The West ultimately fell to the East in a shootout 12-11.

“That's the way it was supposed to be - it's an All-Star Game," said Getzlaf of the high scoring affair. “It's fun to get out there, play with the talented players and just be able to move the puck around and let the fans enjoy it.”

Each of the Ducks also took part in the Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition the day before the big game. Getzlaf showed a couple of slick moves in the Breakaway Challenge (including when he skated around the back of the net, lifted the puck up and pushed it into the top corner of the net), but took came in fourth place behind two-time winner Alex Ovechkin of Washington. In the inaugural Elimination Shootout, Giguere made some pretty stops on challengers while Getzlaf and Niedermayer each made it to the third round of competition, which was won by Phoenix’s Shane Doan.

“It was a great weekend," said Giguere, a Montreal native. “It was a lot of fun to share this with my family. To come to Montreal and do this with this great organization, the Canadiens, we had a great time.”

"It was a great weekend," said J.S. Giguere, a Montreal native. "It was a lot of fun to share this with my family. To come to Montreal and do this with this great organization, the Canadiens, we had a great time."
Having three Ducks voted into the starting lineup marked just the second time in history that a Southern California NHL team (Ducks or Kings) have had three starters named to the All-Star Game, following the 1988-89 Los Angeles Kings, who had three players voted to the 1989 contest (Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Steve Duchesne). It also marks the first time since 2001 that the Ducks have had multiple All-Star starters (Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya).

“This says a lot about our fans,” Giguere said. “The fans in Orange County really came out. They did a terrific job as far as our team was concerned. It’s never been seen before like that. This was all about them, not me.”

Through 48 games this season, Getzlaf had scored 17 goals, 39 assists and 56 points. Among NHL leaders, he ranked tied for fourth in points, fifth in assists and first in power play points (26). Getzlaf made his second career All-Star appearance (2008). He received 716,569 votes from fans to finish among the top three Western Conference forwards.

“It was pretty big honor to be able to be voted in, especially in my second All-Star Game,” Getzlaf said. “It’s a big tip of the cap to our fans. They obviously did an enormous job in voting and for that I thank them.”

"It was neat being in Montreal," Scott Niedermayer said. "That is what stands out. The excitemtn there, the history and everything that went along with it."
Marking his first career All-Star appearance, Giguere started in net for the West after being the top vote-getter with 617,241 votes. Niedermayer has been named to a conference All-Star Team six times during his career (1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009). The Ducks captain earned the second-highest votes among Western Conference defenseman with 637,316.

“It was neat being in Montreal,” Niedermayer said. “That is what stands out. The excitement there, the history and everything that went along with it.”

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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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