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Top 40 Moments: 6-10

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

Friday, 07.31.2009 / 5:29 PM / Features
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Top 40 Moments: 6-10
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 second-to-last installment - moments 6-10.

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10. April 10, 2009 vs. Dallas
Clawing their way back into playoff contention down the stretch, the Ducks finally reached a point where they could clinch a berth. It came against Dallas on Fan Appreciation Night at Honda Center and Anaheim capitalized on its opportunity in a 4-3 shootout win.

Only needing one point to qualify, the Ducks earned it just by going to overtime. Eventually in a shootout, a speedy move by Teemu Selanne helped add an extra point for good measure.

Fourth Straight Playoff Berth Clinched




9. November 12, 2008
On a busy day at Honda Center, a new Ducks regime officially began. After Brian Burke stepped down as the team's Executive VP/GM, Bob Murray was quickly announced as his replacement.

Elevating Murray to the new role would prove critical, as he would pull the trigger on several big moves that helped ensure success in the 2008-09 season and beyond.

The Bob Murray Era Begins in Anaheim





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8. April 23, 2009 vs San Jose
Dropping Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at home to the Sharks, the Ducks were still left leading the series 2-1. But they knew seizing momentum back with a win in Game 4 was imperative and it showed.

Led by Jonas Hiller (second shutout of series) and Bobby Ryan (two second-period goals), Anaheim dismantled the league's best regular season team en route to a 4-0 victory.

Ducks Push Sharks to the Brink After Win




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7. April 19, 2009 at San Jose
Not many pundits gave the Ducks a chance against San Jose in the playoffs. Certainly not at HP Pavilion, where the Sharks had a league-best 32-5-4 mark in the regular season. Anaheim quickly quieted those thoughts with two straight road wins to open the playoffs.

Game 2 was close. Tied 1-1 midway through the third period, Andrew Ebbett and Drew Miller each scored in a 3:33 span to give the Ducks a lead they would never relinquish in a 3-2 win.

Shark Tank Stunned as Ducks Go Up 2-0




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6. May 12, 2009 vs. Detroit
It was do-or-die for Anaheim in Game 6 against the Red Wings. Back home after a tough Game 5 loss at Detroit, the Ducks were faced with elimination for the first time in the playoffs. They fought to see another day with a 2-1 victory.

Second-period goals from Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry proved to be enough, as Anaheim's defense came up big again. As the final horn sounded, the intense emotions of the series were put on full display at Honda Center.

Ducks Force Red Wings to a Game 7

Previous Top 40 Moments of 2008-09
Moments 11-15
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 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 62 20 41 12 61
C. Perry 50 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 65 17 23 0 40
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 64 10 20 11 30
P. Maroon 57 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 62 6 22 18 28
C. Fowler 64 5 22 2 27
R. Rakell 54 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 8 5 0 .920 2.51

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