Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/26/13
The Ducks got their first points on this long road trip, thanks to a stellar performance from the top line and some solid goaltending in Frederik Andersen's first NHL start. The first line tonight was everything that it hadn't been in the previous two games and playing the role of Dustin Penner tonight was Patrick Maroon, who had a heck of a first period. The first time I noticed him, it was actually comical how hard he was working just to keep up with a gliding Erik Karlsson, but as the period wore on, that hard work would pay off. Seven and a half minutes into the period, Ryan Getzlaf broke into the zone, worked the puck down to Corey Perry in the corner who found Maroon drifting into a soft spot right in the middle of the ice. The passing was so crisp it went right around Karlsson, proving that no matter how well you can skate the puck is always faster. Maroon got the puck on net quickly, it deflected off of Mark Methot's stick and through Craig Anderson's legs to put the Ducks ahead 1-0. It was Maroon's second goal and third point in as many games, respectively. Immediately after the goal, Sens' coach Paul MacLean put out his energy line with the clear directive to hit anything in black and orange to try and get the momentum back. Emerson Etem got rocked twice on that shift, most notably by Chris Neil in open ice. Regardless of what you think about Neil and/or Etem, that was a gorgeous hit. It worked for a few minutes, until Neil was called for goalie interference in a scramble around the net. Stop me if you've heard this one before.... The Ducks had difficulty setting up in the zone on the power play, and the momentum was once again neutralized. With about four minutes left in the period, Craig Anderson got a huge break when he completely missed an attempt to catch a Mathieu Perreault shot and it found the cross bar instead of the net. Two minutes later he wasn't so lucky, as he stopped the puck behind the net for Karlsson who turned it over to Perry right in front of the crease after having been pressured by Maroon and Getzlaf stashed the rebound over the prone Senators goaltender. And the period ended 2-0 for the Ducks.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Jose Fernandez has 'soured' on Marlins brass

Zach LaVine dedicates dunk contest win to Flip Saunders

Alleged Manning sexual assault cited in Tennessee lawsuit

Arian Foster: It's hard for me to watch football

Isaiah Thomas recruiting players at All-Star weekend

Report: Charles Woodson joining ESPN's Sunday NFL crew


Best and worst from NBA All-Star Saturday night

WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point contest

Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

Fans want Floyd Mayweather to buy their soccer team

Tennessee shares Valentines-themed photo of packed stadium

NY Post writer takes harsh shot at Jason Pierre-Paul

LaVine, Gordon put on best NBA dunk contest in years

WATCH: Thompson beats teammate Curry in 3-point contest

NFL teams, players hand out awesome Valentines

Earl Campbell ‘disappointed’ in Johnny Manziel, wants to help

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA skills challenge

MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

LaVine dedicates dunk contest win to Flip Saunders

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker