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The Anaheim Ducks look to rebound from a tough opening night loss in Colorado. Jonas Hiller starts at goaltender in Minnesota after Viktor Fasth got the start against the Colorado Avalanche.
Dustin Penner makes his anticipated return to Anaheim after being a healthy scratch in the season opener.
Veteran Teemu Selanne will not play against the Minnesota Wild in order to rest for the game tomorrow in Winnipeg against the Winnipeg Jets. It is likely that having Selanne sit one of the games in a back-to-back will be a common occurrence this season in hopes to keep him rested and 100 percent.
“Winnipeg might be a pretty big night for him,” said Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau. “They love him there and rightfully so.”
The Ducks recent success against the wild suggests that they have a great chance of getting their first win of the season. The Ducks have won four straight games against the Wild including three games in Minnesota.
The Wild enter tonight’s game after losing to the Los Angeles Kings in a shootout on Thursday evening. The Wild finished 8th in the western conference last season and should have a team capable of matching the results of last year.
The Ducks started strong in the first coming out and dominating the first half of the period. An early tip-in goal from Saiku Koivu at 1:40 of the first on the shot by Francois Beauchemin gave the Ducks an early 1-0 lead.
Just a few minutes later at 5:43 the Ducks would score their first power play goal of the season courtesy of Nick Bonino with assists from Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The Ducks continued to get the majority of the scoring opportunities until midway through the period.
The Wild scored a power play goal at 11:52 of the first period by Zach Parise, assisted by Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter.
The majority of chances for the remainder of the period went to the Wild. Hiller made some crucial saves in order to keep the Ducks in front 2-1 and the end of the period.
Once again the Ducks start strong with a goal by Jakob Silfverberg with assists from Dustin Penner and Mathieu Perreault just 1:19 into the second period.
The Ducks biggest problem so far has been their penalty kill which haunted them for the second time in this game already.
Jason Pominville scored just four seconds into a Wild power play (8:27) off of the faceoff. The Wild were two for two on power play opportunities at that point.
Just five minutes later the Ducks committed another penalty giving the Wild another opportunity. Fortunately the Ducks penalty kill was much more efficient, only allowing two shots and no real scoring opportunity.
The 2nd period ended with the Ducks putting pressure on net with their own power play but not scoring. They will start the 3rd period with about 40 seconds remaining on the power play looking to duplicate the start of the first two periods.
The third period started in the same fashion as the first two. However this time it was the Wild that struck first at 1:15 when Parise scored his second goal of the night with the assist of Keith Ballard. Much of the 3rd period was at a much slower pace than the first two as both teams seemed to show signs of early season fatigue.
Both teams had a power play opportunity early in the 3rd but neither put many chances on net. Minnesota had the majority of the scoring chances and puck control late in the game. The Ducks may have been lucky to survive the 3rd tied 3-3.
In Overtime both teams looked like they had a sense of urgency to end the game avoiding a shootout. Each team had their opportunities and shots late in overtime. The deciding goal came after the Wild had a two on one breakaway. Ducks Cam Fowler hustled back to break up a potential shot on Hiller and the Ducks took the puck the other way.
With just five seconds remaining in overtime Perreault scored on a pass from Beauchemin and Fowler giving the Ducks a huge thrilling road win and much needed two points.
Ten different Ducks scored points in the game showing that the team played well as a whole. It’s a testament to their preparation and practice when the entire team gets involved in a win.
Getzlaf’’s 370th career assist in the first period moved him into 2nd on the Ducks all-time list behind only teammate Selanne.
It’s a feel good win for the Ducks who had to work hard to earn it. They have to get right back up as they travel to Winnipeg to play the Jets tomorrow night in Winnipeg.
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The Anaheim Ducks continue their road trip to start the season tonight in Winnipeg. It will be their only visit to MTS Centre against the Winnipeg Jets this season, and thus the last time Teemu Selanne will play in front of the crowd he began his career with in 1992.
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First Period Recap:
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