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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 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 50 6 36 10 42
C. Perry 54 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 51 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 54 11 16 -7 27
S. Vatanen 54 6 20 0 26
J. Silfverberg 54 7 12 -1 19
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
A. Cogliano 54 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 53 6 8 -7 14
C. Fowler 41 3 11 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 12 8 6 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.11

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