Ducks finally get their offense going with a 3-1 win over the Oilers…

Posted: 04/21/2013 by yougetoutwhatyouputin in Uncategorized

Finally…We snapped a four-game losing streak and got goals from Fowler, Palmieiri and Perry. Bonino returned to action …Hiller made 27 saves. We are a win away from clinching the Division.

This game started as most have the past two weeks, pathetic and weak as Hall scored exactly one minute in. He beat Hiller between the legs with a wrist shot from the right face-off dot. However, our Ducks responded with just 1.1 seconds remaining in the opening period as Fowler was able to pick up a rebound and bank it in from the faceoff.

With just a minute to play in the second period, Palmieri was able to dig the puck from under a defense and score his 10th of the year.

We went up 3-1 midway through the third when Getz schooled the defense and sent a backhand pass to Perry, who had an open net.

Rematch tomorrow night…lets put it away!

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  1. bc says:

    Many of us concluded that our Ducks needed work to get out of this horrific slump. Not Gabby. Coach cancelled practice and took them to a pool hall. The idea was to get away from the rink for a day.
    It also helped that our Ducks played a highly skilled flash and dash team without much else to rely on. Oilers are without Andy Sutton, Eric Belanger, Ales Hemsky, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teho Peckham. Coach Ralph Krueger also chose to sit former Duck Ryan Whitney.
    Basically, you beat the Oilers by establishing a fore-check to keep the D from going mobile and you skate with them. Critical to play 3rd man high in the Oilers zone because they transition so well. Even on highlights you’ll notice our ducks were sending two guy to the net. We didn’t get into situations where we had 3 men below the red line.
    Our Ducks played a smart game and they did it with energy.
    Kyle Palmieri, Bruce Boudreau and Brian Hayward all commented on how important Nick Bonino is to this team.
    As U noted in the post game, our Ducks scored late in the first and never looked back. The second and third goals seemed a long time coming but our ducks never let up.

    One game against weak, injury laden team doesn’t end a slump. One of the toughest challenges in sport is to beat any team twice in a row. And tomorrow night our Ducks must accomplish that in their barn.

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