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VIDEO: Ducks Power Play Over Canucks
By Michael Walters
The Anaheim Ducks entered this game placing two more players on injured reserve, Ondrej Kase, and Jared Boll. The Ducks called up Reto Berra, Kevin Roy, and Kalle Kossila. John Gibson was also out so Ryan Miller started in net. Jacob Markstrom went for Vancouver.
The Vancouver Canucks struck first as a failed clearing attempt by Kevin Bieksa landed on Sven Baertschi‘s stick. He was at the side of the net and immediately fired it past Miller for a 1-0 lead. After that, it was all Anaheim in this game. About five minutes later in the period, while on the power play Hampus Lindholm would bank the puck off Markstrom’s skate and in the net to tie the game. The game was 1-1 after 20 minutes of play.
The Ducks would score again on the power play as Sam Gagner was called for tripping against Logan Shaw. Rickard Rakell would find Brandon Montour alone in the middle of the ice and he would rocket the puck past Markstrom on his stick side. Ducks took a 2-1 lead to the locker room.
The final period was the Jakob Silfverberg show as he scored two goals in 35 seconds to start the final frame. This time Rakell found Silfverberg all alone at point-blank range and Jakob made no mistake rocketing it past Markstrom. Then in a sequence of deja vu, Rakell again brought the puck behind the net and then found SIlfverberg alone in front, who again buried it past Markstrom. Moments later in the period SIlfverberg had another chance to possibly get a hat trick, but he was denied. Things did get heated as Derek Dorsett and Josh Manson dropped their gloves about halfway through the period. The Ducks ended up winning 4-1.
Finally, the Ducks power play came together tonight. The Ducks scored three times in six attempts. Anaheim only had five total power play goals on the whole season. The bad news is yet another player was injured. This time Ryan Miller had to leave the game in the third period with a lower-body injury. He is going to be evaluated today. The Ducks continue to lead the league in man games lost and it’s mainly been star players. The Ducks will need another solid effort come this Sunday as Tampa Bay comes to town looking for payback from their first meeting against Anaheim earlier this season.
Silfverberg’s two goals in 35 seconds were the second-fastest by a single player in franchise history. The club record for the fastest two goals by one player is 13 seconds (Jean-Francois Jomphe).
Rickard Rakell had a career-high three assists and he has a four-point streak.
Anaheim Ducks scored three power plays, which is a season high.
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November 10th, 2017
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