Top 40 Moments: 11-15

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

Friday, 07.24.2009 / 12:39 PM / Features
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Top 40 Moments: 11-15
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 sixth installment - moments 11-15.

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15. April 2, 2009 at Vancouver
Still in a dogfight to make the playoffs, the Ducks faced the daunting task of trying to win at Vancouver, who had won 11 straight at home. Down by two twice in the second period, things didn't look good for Anaheim. But their fortunes would quickly turn around for a huge 6-5 win.

Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne scored the final two goals of a wild second stanza to tie the game. It stayed that way until a shootout where Perry converted the game-winner for the Ducks.

Ducks Overcome Two-Goal Deficits Twice




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14. Jan. 25, 2009
Determined to see their favorite players in the 57th NHL All-Star Game, Ducks fans turned out in droves to vote online and via text message. The final result was Ryan Getzlaf (716,569 votes), Scott Niedermayer (637,316) and J.S. Giguere (617,241) being named starters at the event held in Montreal.

The Anaheim trio performed well for the West (Getzlaf and Niedermayer an assist apiece, Giguere seven saves), but the East prevailed for a 12-11 shootout victory.

Three Ducks Start for West in All-Star Game




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13. April 4, 2009 at San Jose
In a building where the Sharks had only lost three previous times in regulation all year, the Ducks found the back of the net early and often en route to a 5-2 trouncing of San Jose. It would be a sign of things to come later in the month between the teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

After they teamed up for the first goal of the game 2:47 in, Ryan Getzlaf (single-season assists) and Bobby Ryan (rookie goals) each set new franchise records later in the victory.

New Records Set in Big Win at San Jose




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12. May 14, 2009 at Detroit
While their season would ultimately come to an end at Detroit in a 4-3 Game 7 loss, the Ducks gave the defending Stanley Cup champions all they could handle until the final horn.

Down 3-1 in the second period, Anaheim showed its heart by coming back to tie the game in the third. The nail-biting game was nearing overtime until Dan Cleary scored the game-winner with three minutes remaining on the clock to ensure a Red Wings win.

Anaheim Fights to the End in Game 7




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11. May 5, 2009 vs. Detroit
After a dramatic, triple OT win at Detroit in Game 2, the Ducks brought their Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the Red Wings to Honda Center for the first time in Game 3.

Anaheim seized momentum early with goals from Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer. But they would need a healthy dose of Jonas Hiller (45 saves) and a controversial quick whistle from the officials to wave off a potential Detroit goal with 1:04 left to hold on for a 2-1 victory and what would be their only lead in the series.

Ducks Go Up 2-1 After Controversial Game 3

Previous Top 40 Moments of 2008-09
Moments 16-20
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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