Ducks Outgunned 8-4 by Flames at Young Stars

Monday, 09.13.2010 / 6:30 PM PT / News
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Ducks Outgunned 8-4 by Flames at Young Stars
By Kristi Patton
Special to AnaheimDucks.com

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Forward John Kurtz put the Ducks on the scoreboard first with a power play goal at the 7:42 mark of the first period. (Photo by Kristi Patton)
PENTICTON, B.C. -  Struggles on the penalty kill followed the Ducks into their second game of the Young Stars tournament, leaving them with a bitter 8-4 loss to the Calgary Flames at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Monday.

"Penalty kill is a hard thing you have to have special people that are committed to doing it - guys that are committed to blocking shots all the time," said Mark Holick, coach of the rookie Ducks.  "We didn't jump on loose pucks and we didn't put enough pressure on their power play. Your goalie is your best penalty killer and I thought maybe a couple of those he would like back too."

The Ducks struck first when John Kurtz jammed in a puck for a power play goal at 7:42 in the first period. After Calgary replied with two unanswered goals to take the lead, Ducks defenseman Jake Newton gave his fiancee Annie Sunderland, who was in the crowd with a small group of screaming friends and family,  a birthday gift to remember with a power play tally to lock the teams at 2-2 to end the period.

"She said score a goal for me so I thought maybe I should," Newton said.

A tug-of-war on the scoreboard continued as Ducks goaltender Marco Cousineau continued to keep the pressuring Flames offense at bay. Flames forward Jon Rheault found some room to move in the second period, wrapping around the net and tucking the puck in to give them the go-ahead goal at 11:55. Seconds later Devante Smith-Pelly stole the puck at mid-ice and streaked down the right side firing a shot over Flames goaltender Matt Keetley's blocker to knot the game at 3-3.

With Scott Valentine sitting in the penalty box for Anaheim, the attacking Flames put three shots on net before Mikael Backlund found the back of the net to give them a 4-3 lead with 6:14 remaining in the second. This spurred a four-goal spree by the Flames that went unanwsered until the final seconds of the game when Jake Carrick scored.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 73 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 61 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 76 19 27 -5 46
S. Vatanen 61 12 25 7 37
J. Silfverberg 75 12 23 11 35
P. Maroon 67 9 24 -4 33
C. Fowler 74 7 26 3 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
J. Wisniewski 64 8 24 -14 32
M. Beleskey 62 22 9 14 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 32 11 5 .913 2.41
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65

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