Ducks take Game 1 of the Mini Series with Stars

Posted: 04/02/2013 by yougetoutwhatyouputin in Uncategorized

Fasth made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, leading the Ducks to a 4-0 victory last night.

“He made big saves, we weren’t perfect tonight,” said Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau. “We had breakdowns and I think all Viktor did was frustrate that team. I’ve been on that end. Whether it’s a player or a coach and he’s stopping everything that you’re throwing at him. You just sit there and your shoulders drop. Viktor held the door.”

Ryan, Perry and Beleskey scored, and Getz added two assists for the Ducks, who completed a four-game road trip (2-1-1). Selanne got the empty-netter.

“I think we did a lot of good things tonight,” said Ryan, who had scored just once in his previous 11 contests. “The guys were committed to the overall 60-minute effort. When you survive the first period, they had a little momentum there, Viktor made some saves there that helped us get through that and we rolled from there.”

Overall solid game, very few quality chances for the Stars…Fasth was solid…nice to have him back on track. Etem keeps impressing…his game continues to develop and it shows on the forecheck. Our team can play when they put 60 min in.

Club Info: Ducks made a small trade yesterday, sending minor league forward Jay Rosehill to Philadelphia for forward Harry Zolnierczyk, who has played seven games for the Flyers this season but will report directly to AHL Norfolk… FYI: Gossip girls have Dallas’s Jaromir Jagr traded by Wednesday’s game.

  1. czhokej says:

    Fasth deserves the credit for the shutout. We presented the Stars with some nice scoring opportunities during the first 10 minutes of the game. I was glad to see Ryan and Teemu on the score sheet. BB preaches the same philosophy as we do here at this blog: Crush the net, establish the net-front presence, do not play for too long on the periphery. He is an offensive mind coach, but yesterday the Ducks also demonstrated some good defensive skills and strategy ( of course with the exception of those forst 10 minutes of the game). The Ducks are not a team which could defend 1-0 lead for 30-40 minutes, or play defense first style of anti-hockey, with quick counterattacks. But it’s good to know that we can play under defensive scenarios too.

    • yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

      Hey cz, as long as Fasth and Hiller give our team a chance and as long as we stay healthy, our Ducks are definitely capable of something great this season. The last couple of weeks have been full of uncertainty for the entire league. For example, we beat Chicago twice within ten days to only lose to Detroit twice…Chicago destroys Detroit 7-1 within the same period, how does this happen? The Pens load up their team for a cup run and obtain some high profile players to only have IMO the best player in the league out indefinitely with a broken jaw…this is crazy. Boston loses out on obtaining Iginla as he does not want to play in B town and Lups is on fire in Toronto (glad for him…wish he remained a Ducks the first go around) and the Leafs are on track to make the playoffs…just to name a few…trade deadline is tomorrow.

  2. bc says:

    per Eric Stephens tweet, Steckel is out sick tonight. Holland moves to 4th line with Beleskey and Palmieri. Cogs will center Etem and some old guy from Finland. Waiting for an answer from Ice on who goes with Koivu/Winnick.

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