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VIDEO: Ducks Earn Point Against Bruins
By Michael Walters
The Bruins nearly scored early on and drew a penalty against the Ducks. Frank Vatrano was called for cross-checking just under two minutes into this contest. Anaheim was able to kill off the Boston power play. Boston got another power play just over halfway through the first period and Anaheim was able to kill that power play off as well.
The Bruins scored on a 2-on-1 and appeared to take a 1-0 lead, but head coach Dallas Eakins challenged for offsides and the goal was called back. Jake DeBrusk received a pass but he had entered the zone just before the puck did. The game remained scoreless after the first period.
In the beginning of the second period, the Bruins officially took a 1-0 lead. Gibson made the initial save, but the rebound came back to Taylor Hall and he shot it the puck just inside the post.
A few minutes later and the Ducks would tie things up on a 2-on-1. Mason McTavish made a nice pass to Frank Vatrano, who one-timed the puck into the net. Anaheim then went on a power play, but couldn’t convert. The teams remained tied after two periods of play.
The Ducks went shorthanded early in the third period and were able to kill off the penalty. Anaheim had two power plays in the period, including one with 33 left to go in regulation. The Ducks didn’t score so bonus hockey was needed to determine a winner.
Overtime & Shootout:
Anaheim carried about 1:27 of power play time into the overtime, but couldn’t score. Later in the extra session Ryan Strome had a breakaway from center ice, but his shot was blocked by Ullmark. The teams remained tied and had to go to a shootout. Neither team scored after three rounds of the shootout. In round four, Taylor Hall would score to give Boston the extra point.
This was one of, if not the best games Anaheim played this season. They went up against a Boston team who was averaging over 5 goals per game and they were able to hold them to one goal in regulation. The penalty kill was able to keep the Bruins off the board in five attempts.
Gibson played his best game of the season stopping 35 of 36 shots(.972 SV%) that he faced. The Ducks also put up 31 shots, which was a team high for this season. Anaheim had a few chances to win this game in the third period and overtime, but eventually had to settle for the one point.
The Ducks had to Detroit to play the Red Wings Sunday at 2 PM PT.
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October 21st, 2022