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Top 25 Moments: 21-25

A look back at the top memories from the 2011-12 Anaheim Ducks season

Wednesday, 04.25.2012 / 3:50 PM / News
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Top 25 Moments: 21-25
By Matt Vevoda

The 2011-12 season was one the Ducks ultimately looked at with disappointment. Anaheim finished the season with a 34-36-12 record (80 points, 13th in the Western Conference) and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for just the second time in the last seven campaigns. But there were some postives along the way. Under the guidance of new head coach Bruce Boudreau, the club had the fifth-best record in the West with 54 points (24-15-6) from Jan. 1 to the end of the season, and there were a number of highlights throughout the year. will count down the top 25 moments from past season in the coming weeks. Here is the first installment: 21-25.

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21. November 1-30, 2011
One of the unique things about goalies is their ability to personalize the helmets they wear. Jonas Hiller adorned arguably one of the coolest designs for "Movember," a month-long campaign where participants grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.

The mask, an idea of Hiller's and brought to life by Alec Voggel of Airxess, featured black-and-white headshots of every Ducks player on the roster at that time with different styles of moustaches drawn on their faces. On the back of the helmet was a full shot of Hiller with his own fake moustache. After the goalie played the full month with it, the mask fetched $16,875 for "Movember" in an NHL auction.

Jonas Hiller Debuts Special "Movember" Goalie Mask

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22. January 8 & February 12, 2012
By the end of the season, the Blue Jackets had to be tired of facing Corey Perry. The right winger, who led the Ducks with 37 goals in 2011-12, lit up Columbus for hat tricks on two separate occasions and totaled seven points in the season series (his most against one team on the year).

Perry's first hat trick came on a night Anaheim tallied a season-high seven goals on Jan. 8 at Honda Center. He found the back of the net three times again in a 5-3 victory at Columbus on Feb. 12, the Ducks' first victory in a successful road trip. With five career hat tricks now, it's hard to fathom Perry went without one during his first five seasons in the league.

Columbus Gets Double Dose of Perry Hat Tricks

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23. February 8, 2012
Up until this night against Carolina at home, the Ducks had yet to cash in for an overtime win in 2011-12. Corey Perry emphatically put an end to that 10-game OT-drought.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner appeared to get his stick in the skates of Jussi Jokinen behind the Hurricanes net during the extra session, but a penalty was not called by the officials on the ice. Perry proceeded to corral the loose puck, play a little give-and-go with Sheldon Brookbank and hammer home the game-winner on a one-timer past Cam Ward. Said Perry afterward, "They didn’t blow the whistle, so you keep playing."

Perry's Winner Gives Ducks First OT Win of Season

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24. April 7, 2012
With Anaheim already eliminated from postseason contention going into the season finale, one of the biggest storylines at Calgary was Bobby Ryan's quest for another 30-goal season.

No. 30 did come for Ryan after he rocketed a one-timer on the power play past Henrik Karlsson. For good measure, he added his 31st of season on a pretty move with 26.8 seconds left in regulation. The 25-year-old became the third Duck in franchise history to record four straight 30-goal campaigns and just the second active player (along with Alex Ovechkin) to accomplish the feat in their first four full NHL seasons.

Bobby Ryan Keeps 30-Goal Streak Going in Finale

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25. January 4, 2012
Jason Blake has more than shown an ability to deal with adversity during his career, having played an entire 82-game schedule in 2007-08 while battling a rare form of cancer.

It was gut-check time again for the winger during the first half of 2011-12. San Jose's Brent Burns inadvertently stepped on Blake's left arm with his skate in the Ducks' home opener. The damage was a major cut on his left wrist that caused him to miss the next 34 games. He returned on Jan. 4, a few weeks earlier than originally expected, and soon provided much-needed scoring help to lineup. He enjoyed his best success during a three-game stretch of Anaheim wins from Jan. 13-18 (4 goals, 6 points).

Jason Blake Returns from Deep Laceration to Wrist




1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20


R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41 is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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