Posted March 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Jonas Hiller watched the Anaheim Ducks' playoff chase from the stands instead of the crease last spring, sidelined by a mystery ailment that put his NHL career in doubt. ''It isn't very fun not to be on the ice,'' he said. ''I hate it.'' That's why the Swiss goalie isn't missing a minute of Anaheim's latest playoff push. Hiller has started 30 consecutive games for the Ducks, a franchise record capped by a 4-0 shutout of powerful Detroit on Wednesday night. He hasn't taken even a period off since Jan. 10 during the longest streak of consecutive starts by an NHL goalie since Antti Niemi started 34 straight for San Jose last winter. ''He's got to be exhausted, but he still keeps coming in and getting a little bit better every day,'' Ducks forward Bobby Ryan said. ''Even on days when he's not taking all the shots, he's working on something. He's been a rock back there for us. He has carried this team to a lot of wins since Jan....
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