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Top 40 Moments: 21-25

A look back at the top memories from the 2008-09 Anaheim Ducks season

Wednesday, 06.24.2009 / 2:24 PM PT / Features
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Top 40 Moments: 21-25
The 2008-09 season for the Ducks was a wild ride that began in training camp in September and ended with a heartbreaking Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Semifinals. That eight-month journey for Anaheim was filled with an abdundance of lasting memories. AnaheimDucks.com is showcasing the top 40 moments from the season that was. Here is the fourth installment - moments 21-25.

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25. Feb. 11, 2009 vs. Calgary
Assessed coinciding roughing penalties as time expired in regulation with the game tied, the Ducks and Flames began overtime 3-on-3. It's a spot smooth-skating Scott Niedermayer would prove to be dangerous in.

Already the NHL's career leader among d-men in OT goals, Niedermayer added to that list 55 seconds into the extra session with a shot that glanced off Dion Phaneuf and past Miikkaa Kiprusoff to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory.

Scott Niedermayer, Specialist in 3-on-3 OTs




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24. March 25, 2009 at Colorado
Twelfth in the Western Conference standings on March 18, Anaheim quickly put themselves back in playoff contention with a five-game win streak (tying a season high) in a span of one week.

The late-season tear was capped off with a 7-2 trouncing at last-place Colorado. Six different players found the back of the net (Corey Perry did so twice) and James Wisniewski had a game-high three points for the Ducks, who also tied a season-high with the seven goals.

Five Straight WIns Comes at Perfect Time




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23. Nov. 16, 2008 vs. Los Angeles
In his first two seasons in the NHL, Jonas Hiller has been dominant against the Kings (4-2-0, 1.45 goals-against average, .943 save percentage). And it was against the Freeway Face-Off rivals that the Ducks goaltender jumpstarted his breakout 2008-09 campaign with his first career shutout.

Hiller stopped each of the 29 shots he faced in a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles (including this one that required a sprawling save).

Hiller Thwarts Kings for 1st Career Shutout




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22. Jan. 31, 2009 at Colorado
Already owning many of the Ducks career records (including goals, assists and points), Teemu Selanne added another to his full plate when he passed Steve Rucchin for most games played in an Anaheim uniform at Colorado

The Finnish Flash was not satisfied by simply setting the new mark in his 617th game as a Duck, he also once again showed a flair for the dramatic by scoring the game-winner in a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche.

On Record-Setting Day, Selanne Plays Hero




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21. Oct. 29, 2008 vs. Detroit
Neither team would know it at the time, but the first Ducks-Red Wings matchup of the season would be a sign of things to come between the clubs, as it featured plenty of back-and-forth action before Francois Beauchemin gave Anaheim a 5-4 overtime win with a tip-in goal that needed to be reviewed.

Ryan Getzlaf was the big star of the night with a career-high five points. He assisted on each Ducks goal including Teemu Selanne's hat trick.

Getzlaf, Selanne Flex Muscles Against Detroit

Previous Top 40 Moments of 2008-09
Moments 26-30
Moments 31-35
Moments 36-40

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07

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