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After suffering from vertigo in the 2011 NHL All-Star game and with his season ruined, it appears that Jonas Hiller has fully recovered from his freak accident. Hiller is back with the Anaheim Ducks and is the clear cut starter for them in this shortened season.
The Swiss netminder has been an interesting goalie in his NHL career. There have been streaks of really good play from him and then there have been streaks of bad play from him. The injury, as mentioned earlier, really set him back last season. Around the Ducks organization, it was what they called a "recovery season" for Hiller.
Hiller is one of the odd goalies with a right handed glove, aka south paw. It isn't his strength, but is a minor disadvantage to shooters because they will not be used to the south paw style. On his left is his blocker, the strength of Hiller.
Rarely Hiller is caught out of position because, like Henrik Lundqvist, Hiller plays deep in his crease. He doesn't play an aggressive style, but rather sits back and waits to see what develops out of the play. That is a disadvantage when pucks are at the point and in the outside because he can't cut down the angle nearly as much.
Here is how to beat Jonas Hiller.
Glove Side: Shoot on his glove side, which is his right hand. Different compared to many other goalies.
Quick shots: Even though Hiller is rarely out or position, that doesn't mean he is quick. Quick shots after a cross-ice pass will get past him because he isn't quick enough post to post.
Players in front: Hiller has a tendency to not honor players in front of him. A player like Patric Hornqvist with great deflection ability and heads straight to the net, will succeed against Hiller.
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Viktor Fasth made 19 saves and stopped all three Nashville shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Corey Perry scored the only shootout goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night.
Fasth, the Ducks' new 30-year-old backup goalie from Sweden, capped his solid debut performance by deftly gloving his deflection of David Legwand's final...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Viktor Fasth made 19 saves and stopped all three Nashville shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Corey Perry scored the only shootout goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night.
Fasth, the Ducks' new 30-year-old backup goalie from Sweden, capped his solid debut performance by deftly gloving his deflection of...
After playing the night before and being shutout against Vancouver, the Ducks turned things around and got a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville on Saturday night.
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Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks…
* Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth made his NHL debut last night.
* Fasth got the win and earned first star of the game honors.
* Paul Gaustad returned to the Nashville lineup after missing the past three games.
* The Predators changed some things...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Off to its best offensive start in team history, Anaheim approached its home opener just hoping to ride the wave of momentum. Cory Schneider sent the Ducks back to square one. The Vancouver goalie held a scorching Anaheim offense scoreless and the Canucks pounced on the Ducks early to earn a 5-0 win on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest...
from John Kreiser of NHL.com,
The Anaheim Ducks become the 30th and last team to play its home opener when they take the ice Friday night at the Honda Center against Vancouver. They'll be hoping to avoid the problems that teams have had in winning their first home games this season.
Home openers have been anything but a chance to celebrate for most teams. San Jose...
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Hot off the heels of their first victory of the year, the Canucks did one better and stuffed the Ducks like they were foie gras.
It was easily the best game of the year for Vancouver, and fitting revenge for last weekend.
This was one of those flawless victories. I mean, Zack Kassian scored again and Jordan Schroeder picked his first...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Vancouver scored twice in the first period and added three more goals while stifling a scorching Anaheim offense to take a 5-0 win over the Ducks on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest, its first home date of the strike-delayed season, with 12 goals scored and a 2-0 start. Against the Canucks, the Ducks managed 29 shots on goal but offered...
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The Nashville Predators start their Pacific coast road trip Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks after being shutout by the St. Louis Blues, 3-0 Thursday. Anaheim is coming off of a embarrasing loss themselves Friday, losing to the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0. Both teams are looking to get their play in gear and make their drive...
The Nashville Predators tend to have little trouble with the Anaheim Ducks.
Both teams had plenty of it while trying to put the puck in the net their last time out.
The Predators look to continue their dominance of the Ducks on Saturday night, when both clubs attempt to bounce back from their first shutout losses of the season.
Nashville (1-1-2) has won six in a row over Anaheim...