The Ducks put on a good show for their fans in at the Honda Center in the final game of the regular season. However it was not good enough for a win, as they lost to the Coyotes, 5-3.
Anaheim outshot Phoenix 46 - 30, but Jason LaBarbera made sure that most of the pucks stayed out the net, making several amazing saves.
Viktor Fasth did not get nearly as much work, and looked a lot more pedestrian in net. Not a good sign going into the playoffs, but then again, Jonas Hiller is more than happy to start the first series against the Detroit Red Wings.
“I wanted to win," said coach Bruce Boudreau. "I wanted to get a good structured effort, and I think we had breakdowns in a lot of areas. The one thing we did get was effort. The opportunities to score were as many as we’ve had all year. We just didn’t put them in.”
The Ducks had plenty of chances to score early on, but after a barrage of pucks sent LaBarbera's direction proved futile, Phoenix was the first the...