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A Long and Winding Road

With their playoff aspirations on the line, the Ducks managed a 3-2-1 record during a season-long road trek that spanned six games and 13 days

Thursday, 02.19.2009 / 2:23 PM PT / Features
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A Long and Winding Road

Joe Louis Arena
Road Trip Starts with 5-2 Loss for Ducks
Ryan Getzlaf gave the Ducks an early lead with a goal just 52 seconds into the game, but the Red Wings rebounded with four unanswered goals en route to a 5-2 victory over Anaheim at Joe Louis Arena. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Detroit or Michigan
Mike Brown (played with University of Michigan 2003-04, 04-05)
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) 2001-03)
Andrew Ebbett (played with University of Michigan 2002-06)
Brendan Morrison (played with University of Michigan 1993-97)

About the city of Detroit
Nicknamed “The Motor City”, Detroit is the center of the American automobile industry. The city also goes by the moniker “Rock City,” based on the popular 1976 KISS song and is home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957. Detroit is the oldest city in the Midwest and the only major U.S. city from which one can look south to Canada. 

Nationwide Arena
Ducks Get Back On Track with 5-2 Win
After jumping out to a two-goal lead in the first period at Columbus, the Ducks did not relent against the Blue Jackets and prevailed for a much-needed 5-2 victory to snap a three-game losing streak. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Columbus or Ohio
Francois Beauchemin (played with Blue Jackets 2005)
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2003-05)
Ryan Getzlaf (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2005)
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2000-01)
Todd Marchant (played with Blue Jackets 2003-05)
Samuel Pahlsson (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2002-03)
Corey Perry (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2004)

About the city of Columbus
Located near the center of the state, Columbus is the most populous city in Ohio (and the state capital) and the home to The Ohio State University, the largest university in the United States.
Known as “The Arch City” because of the dozens of metal (formerly wooden) arches that span the city, Columbus is also the home to the 2008 Major League Soccer champions – the Columbus Crew.

HSBC Arena
Ducks Hold Off Sabres for 3-2 Victory
Goals from Todd Marchant (shorthanded) and Mike Brown broke open a 1-1 tie in the second period and the Ducks curbed a late rally from the Sabres to prevail for an important 3-2 win at Buffalo.  Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Buffalo or New York
Todd Marchant (born in Buffalo, played with Niagara Scenics 1990-91, Binghamton Rangers 1993-94, New York Rangers 1993-94)
Francois Beauchemin (played with Syracuse Crunch (AHL) 2004-05)
Andrew Ebbett (played with Binghamton Senators (AHL) 2006-07)
Kent Huskins (played with Clarkson University 1997-2001)
Brendan Morrison (played with Albany River Rats (AHL) 1997-98)

About the city of Buffalo
With a population of 292,648, Buffalo is the second-largest city in the state of New York and earned the nickname “The Queen City” as a result. In 1896, Buffalo became the first city with electrically lit streets. The city’s oldest sports franchise is the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, which went to the Super Bowl four consecutive years from 1990-93, only to lose on each occasion.

TD Banknorth Garden
Ducks Blanked by Bruins, 6-0
Despite outshooting the Bruins 35-27, Anaheim struggled to find the back of the net in a heated 6-0 loss at TD Banknorth Garden. New acquisition Ryan Whitney earned 24:19 of ice time in his Ducks' debut. Game Photos | ...more

Ducks with ties to Boston or Massachusetts
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Lowell Devils (AHL) 2007-08)
Samuel Pahlsson (played with Bruins 2000-01)
Ryan Whitney (born in Boston and played with Boston Univeristy 2001-04)

About the city of Boston
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the history of the United States and the capital of Massachusetts. The city is home to the nation's first public park (1640, The Boston Commons), the first public library (1653) and the first subway (1897). During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.

American Airlines Center
Ducks Sidestep Stars for 4-3 Victory
After surrendering the lead to the Stars for the first time on the afternoon in the third period, the Ducks responded in a big way with goals from Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne and prevailed for a 4-3 win at Dallas. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Dallas or Texas
Kent Huskins (played with San Antonio Rampage (AHL) 2003-04)

About the city of Dallas
Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States with a population of 1.2 million. The convenience store 7-Eleven, known for its trademark Slurpee, started in Dallas in 1922 and is now the world’s largest chain store of any kind. While riding in a motorcade in Dallas, the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated on November 22, 1960.

United Center
Comeback Falls Short for Ducks in OT
Goals from Drew Miller and Bobby Ryan brought the Ducks back from an early two-goal deficit, but Anaheim could only manage one point in the finale of their six-game road trip as they lost to Chicago 3-2 in overtime. Photo Gallery | ...more

Ducks with ties to Chicago or Illinois
Mike Brown (born in Northbrook, played with Chicago Chill (USAHA) 2000-01)
Bret Hedican (played with Peoria Rivermen (IHL) 1992-93)
Brad Larsen (played with Chicago Wolves (AHL) 2004-06)
Travis Moen (played with Blackhawks 2003-04)
George Parros (played with Chicago Freeze (NAHL) 1998-99)

About the city of Chicago
The largest city in Illinois, Chicago is also the third-most populous in the United States with 2.8 million residents. Current President Barack Obama calls Chicago home. After Obama defeated John McCain in the 2008 election, he delivered his victory speech from Chicago’s Grant Park. The city is one of four final candidates vying to host the 2016 Summer Olympics (along with Madrid, Spain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Tokyo, Japan). The 100-year title drought for the Chicago Cubs in baseball is the longest of any other major North American professional sports teams.




1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56


R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

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