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Top 40 Moments: 16-20

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

Tuesday, 07.14.2009 / 2:23 PM / Features
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Top 40 Moments: 16-20
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 fifth installment - moments 16-20.

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20. March 31, 2009 at Edmonton
On fire down the stretch, the Ducks hit a small bump in the road with a home loss to the Oilers on March 27. But Anaheim quickly avenged that loss four nights later in a 5-3 win at Edmonton.

The game may best be remembered for then-Oilers coach Craig MacTavish challenging the size of Teemu Selanne's stick to no avail in the final minutes. Edmonton received a penalty, and the Ducks cashed in to put the game out of reach while sliding into 7th place in the West.

Ducks Avenge Close Loss; Stay in Playoffs




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19. March 24, 2009 at Nashville
Down as far as 12th place just six days prior, the Ducks jumped back into playoff position by squeaking out a 2-1 shootout victory at Nashville (one of Anaheim's many adversaries for the final postseason spots in the Western Conference).

Knotted at one through 65 minutes, Anaheim would secure the much-needed extra point with the help of two franchise icons - Teemu Selanne (netted the lone shootout goal) and J.S. Giguere (stopped all four Nashville attempts).

Shootout Win Puts Ducks Back in Playoff Mix




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18. Nov. 15, 2008
Having to begin the year in the AHL because of salary cap issues, Bobby Ryan waited patiently for another chance with the Ducks to arise. When Francois Beauchemin tore his ACL on Nov. 14, Ryan got the long-awaited call the very next day and never looked back.

One highlight-reel goal at a time, Ryan became the best rookie skater in the NHL in 2008-09. Totaling 31 goals and 57 points in 64 games, he would finish second for the Calder Trophy.

Bobby Comes Back to Anaheim For Good




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17. March 18, 2009 vs. Nashville
It all started for the Ducks on March 18. That is when the team began its torrid 10-2-1 stretch to close out the season and gain a postseason spot for a club-record fourth-straight time.

Entering the day in 12th place, Anaheim needed three power play goals (including Teemu Selanne's OT game-winner) to fend off the Predators for a 4-3 win in a hard-fought contest at Honda Center. Selanne's goal was also the 1,200th point of his illustrious career.

Late Season Surge Begins with OT Win




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16. March 11, 2009 vs. Vancouver
Trying to stay afloat in the race for one of the final playoffs spots in the Western Conference, the Ducks were once again aided by their captain Scott Niedermayer and his penchant for scoring overtime goals, especially during 3-on-3 play.

Exactly one month to the day he scored 3-on-3 in OT to beat Calgary, Niedermayer did it again against Vancouver. Streaking up the ice on a breakaway, the d-man fired a wrister past Roberto Luongo to give the Ducks a big 4-3 win.

Scotty Wins it Again Amid 3-on-3 Play in OT

Previous Top 40 Moments of 2008-09
Moments 21-25
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 - 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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