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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 / 2:29 PM PT / 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 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
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70

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