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VIDEO: Ducks Blank Devils
By Michael Walters
The Anaheim Ducks continued the homestand against the New Jersey Devils. John Gibson was in net against Jonathan Bernier.
The Devils got a few early chances, including first power play of the game, but didn’t cash in.
The Ducks got their first power play and Ryan Getzlaf blasted a point shot past Bernier for the 1-0 lead.
To start the second period, the Ducks got an early power play. The Devils were called for two penalties back-to-back and the Ducks were able to convert on the 5-on-3 power play. Getzlaf pump faked a shot and passed it to Troy Terry, who scored to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead.
Troy Terry would get his second goal of the game in the beginning of the third. He broke in on a 2-on-1 acting like he was going to pass, but instead ripped a shot low past Bernier.
The Devils would get some power play chances, but they couldn’t convert. Instead, the Ducks would score while shorthanded to extend their lead to 4-0. Isac Lundestrom made a deceptive backhand shot from the slot which went past Bernier’s leg pad and just instead the post.
Gibson would stop all 29 shots his faced for the shutout and the Ducks won 4-0.
This was one of the most complete games Anaheim has played so far this season. The Ducks were able to draw seven power plays and converted on two of them. They have been efficient 26.3% of the time with the extra man, which ranks 6th in the league.
The Ducks even got a shorthanded goal in this contest, which was their first of the season. The penalty kill has been solid operating at a 83.8% efficiency, which ranks 15th in the league. The Ducks killed off all five power plays the Devils had.
Terry and Getzlaf seem to be developing some chemistry when on the same line. Sonny Milano and Trevor Zegras have been fun to watch together as well. Max Comtois was scratched in this game and has been surprisingly quiet so far this season. Hopefully he can get it going soon.
Terry extended his point streak to nine games(6 G + 5 A = 11). In the last 10 years, Getzlaf holds the current streak at 14 games in 2013-14.
Getzlaf scored his first goal of the season and had two assists. He now has 992 career NHL points.
Jakob Silfverberg is still on the COVID protocol list and was placed on the IR according to the Athletic’s Eric Stephens. He isn’t listed on the IR on Cap Friendly or the team website however.
The Ducks host the Coyotes on Friday at 7 PM.
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November 2nd, 2021