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HeadlinesThomas gives up 6 goals on 30 shots.
Second line forwards are all -3.
Ducks go 2-2 on two quick PPG's.Bruins go 0-6 on PP.
Claude sends message putting 4th line on PP late in game.
Jonas Hiller and Teemu Selanne led the Ducks to a 6-1 victory over the Bruins behind Hiller's 32 saves and Selanne's two power-play goals. Corey Perry added two goals for the Ducks and Artyukhin and Ryan potted a goal each in the blowout.
Marco Sturm scored the game’s first goal, beating Jonas
Hiller 5-hole 16 minutes into the game on a backhand feed from Marc
Savard. Dennis Wideman provided a long
outlet that created an odd-man rush. The Bruins out-shot the Ducks 19-11 in the
The Bruins carried play throughout the first frame, winning one-on-one battles and keeping the puck in the Anaheim zone. Hiller bailed out the Ducks on numerous scoring chances, including several by the Bruins fourth line. Steve Begin hit the post early as the Bruins fourth line carried the play when matched against the Ducks’ first line.
For all the good things that happened in the first 20 minutes,
the Bruins disintegrated in the second period.
Matt Hunwick was called for interference and Marco Sturm was called for
hooking a minute later. The Ducks scored
a quick goal just seven seconds into the two-man advantage when Teemu Selanne
snapped a wrist shot past a screened Tim Thomas. Selanne would add a backhander on the
power-play, quickly turning the game in Anaheim’s favor.
With seven minutes left in the second period, Corey Perry raced up the ice, got Thomas to commit, and with Thomas’ belly on the ice, flicked an easy one over the sprawling goaltender. The Ducks scored three goals on their first five shots of the period, and scored on both of their second period power-plays, and killing off both Bruins power-plays decisively. The Ducks have scored six second period goals in their last two games.
Bruins failed to link the necessary quality shifts together to turn momentum
against Anaheim early in the third period.
Six minutes into the period, Evgeny Artyukhin beat Tim Thomas five-hole
on a semi-breakaway. Joffrey Lupul led
Artyukhin with a long pass, turning Hunwick inside out, and leaving Thomas
exposed, and ultimately beaten. Bobby Ryan scored the fifth goal of the game
on a tipped shot from the point when the Bruins failed to obtain possession and
clear the puck. Perry added his second goal of the game when a rebound bounced off his jersey and landed in the back of the net.
Claude Julien experimented with lines during the game, mixing up the combinations with no success, even putting the fourth line on the first power-play unit late in the third period. The Ducks went to a defensive game-plan in the third period, capitalizing on odd-man rushes but without upsetting the defensive structure.
The Bruins inconsistencies lay on their special teams. The Ducks went 2-2 in quick fashion while the Bruins went 0-6. Tim Thomas gave up six goals on only 30 shots. Similar to the Capitals game, the team defense failed to protect Thomas from over exposure, and Thomas failed to control the puck at times.
- Jonas Hiller (33 saves, 1 GA)
- Teemu Selanne (2 G, -1)
- Corey Perry (2G, 1A, +1)
- When Krecji wasn't busy being invisible he was busy watching Anaheim goals being scored. (-3 in 14:40 TOI)
- Thomas looked strong in the first period, but ultimately surrendered six goals on 30 shots. He needs to be better.
- Wheeler and Ryder finished out the second line with -3 each. Claude was noticeably favoring the fourth line over the second line late in the game, and for good reason.