Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/9/14

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 10: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks defends the net during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on October 10, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Two bad losses and the Ducks needed a road trip to turn things around.  OK, the ship is still not straight, but it is veering closer to the right direction after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Gaining a point in the loss was certainly a vast improvement over zero points and pulling Jonas Hiller from net because he looked, to be quite honest, awful.  Some morning discussions with coach Randy Carlyle with both the defense and the forwards, maybe helped shed some light on the situation for everyone involved.  The efforts on Tuesday night while not stellar, were clearly a positive step for Anaheim.  Hiller rebounded in net, even though there was a question if Dan Ellis would start the road trip in goal.  His calm, steadying efforts in the 5-4 loss to Phoenix on Sunday certainly boosted his stock with the team.  Instead, Carlyle went with Hiller, giving him a chance to redeem himself.  He did, with a 33 save performance, at least two of which made the difference in the D...
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