Ducks end road skid behind solid Giguere

first_imgNHL: Anaheim picks up its first win away from home. By The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. – After struggling on the road for more than a month, this was the kind of effort the Ducks sought. The Ducks regained some luster from their Stanley Cup championship season, as Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 30 shots and the Ducks beat Phoenix, 5-2, on Saturday night for their first road win. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We need to start playing on the road as we play at home,” said forward Cory Perry, who scored two goals. “That means forechecking, and limit turnovers. When we wear teams down, that’s when we’re effective.” Giguere, bidding for this 26th career NHL shutout, lost the whitewash early in the final period. The 30-year-old netminder picked up his third win of the season to go with three losses and one tie. The Ducks used a two goal flurry in a span of less than four minutes in the second period to create room for the victory. Perry began the spurt by picking up a loose puck in front and lifting in a backhander at 4:58. Less then four minutes later, defenseman Mathieu Schneider’s shot from the left point was tipped in by Brad May, his first of the season, giving the Ducks’ 3-0 lead. Midway through the opening session, the Ducks broke out on top. Skating with a two-man advantage, Schneider rifled in a 30-foot drive from the slot at 11:13 for a 1-0 Ducks lead. The 19-year veteran picked up a goal and two assists. Late in the opening period, Chris Kunitz missed giving the Ducks a two-goal advantage when he hit the left post behind Alex Auld, the Phoenix goaltender. That was the third Anaheim shot of the opening period that went behind Auld and deflected off the post. The Coyotes’ Radiim Vrbata broke Giguere’s shutout bid when he tipped in Jovanovski’s shot trailing in the slot. The goal came at 2:29 of the third period. Ryan Getzlaf put it out of reach with a power-play goal at 13:19 of the final period, making it 4-1. Jovanovski’s power play at 18:08 brought Phoenix to within two. Perry scored his second of the game after Auld was pulled, sending the puck the length of the rink at 19:35. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgNHL: Anaheim picks up its first win away from home. By The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. – After struggling on the road for more than a month, this was the kind of effort the Ducks sought. The Ducks regained some luster from their Stanley Cup championship season, as Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 30 shots and the Ducks beat Phoenix, 5-2, on Saturday night for their first road win. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We need to start playing on the road as we play at home,” said forward Cory Perry, who scored two goals. “That means forechecking, and limit turnovers. When we wear teams down, that’s when we’re effective.” Giguere, bidding for this 26th career NHL shutout, lost the whitewash early in the final period. The 30-year-old netminder picked up his third win of the season to go with three losses and one tie. The Ducks used a two goal flurry in a span of less than four minutes in the second period to create room for the victory. Perry began the spurt by picking up a loose puck in front and lifting in a backhander at 4:58. Less then four minutes later, defenseman Mathieu Schneider’s shot from the left point was tipped in by Brad May, his first of the season, giving the Ducks’ 3-0 lead. Midway through the opening session, the Ducks broke out on top. Skating with a two-man advantage, Schneider rifled in a 30-foot drive from the slot at 11:13 for a 1-0 Ducks lead. The 19-year veteran picked up a goal and two assists. Late in the opening period, Chris Kunitz missed giving the Ducks a two-goal advantage when he hit the left post behind Alex Auld, the Phoenix goaltender. That was the third Anaheim shot of the opening period that went behind Auld and deflected off the post. The Coyotes’ Radiim Vrbata broke Giguere’s shutout bid when he tipped in Jovanovski’s shot trailing in the slot. The goal came at 2:29 of the third period. Ryan Getzlaf put it out of reach with a power-play goal at 13:19 of the final period, making it 4-1. Jovanovski’s power play at 18:08 brought Phoenix to within two. Perry scored his second of the game after Auld was pulled, sending the puck the length of the rink at 19:35. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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