Anaheim Ducks '07-'08 Season in Review, Part 3: the Ducks' Top 10 Moments

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Anaheim Ducks '07-'08 Season in Review, Part 3: the Ducks' Top 10 Moments

Writer's Note: This is a work originally posted on the Ducks website. The proper citation can be found below.

 

10. February 1, 2008 at St. Louis

Jean-Sebastien Giguere establishes a new club mark for career shutouts in a 1-0 shootout loss at St. Louis. Giguere would stop all shots faced in 65 minutes for his 28th shutout. He was finally beaten by former Duck Andy McDonald, who was playing his first game against the Ducks since being traded. 


 

9. January 27, 2008 at Atlanta

At the 56th NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, the Ducks would have plenty of representation with a league-high and franchise-record four players on the Western Conference team.

The four players to attend were: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Chris Pronger, and Scott Niedermayer. They combined for two goals and three points with a plus-six rating in the game.

 

8. April 18, 2008 vs. Dallas

Although the Ducks would wind up losing the series and make an early exit in the playoffs, Anaheim would put together their most complete performance against the Stars for a 5-2 victory.


 

7. March 26, 2008 vs. Los Angeles

In a brilliant performance by Jonas Hiller, the Ducks would beat the rival Kings 2-1 in a shootout, giving Anaheim their third straight playoff berth (a record).

Along with the win, the Ducks won the inaugural Freeway Face-Off series and capture their 10th straight home victory. (A record and best in the 2007-08 season). With this game Hiller proved his capabilities as a pro goaltender. 

 

6. First Regular Season Games Played in Europe

In the first regular season games ever played in Europe, the Ducks opened the 2007-08 season with back-to-back games against rival Los Angeles in London as part of NHL Premiere. After losing the opening game 4-1, the Ducks beat the Kings 4-1 the following night. Corey Perry recorded two goals and Jonas Hiller got his first career win.

 

5. February 17, 2008 vs. Calgary

With a win over the Flames, Teemu Selanne and Jean-Sebastien Giguere put themselves atop career lists in Anaheim’s record books.

On a Ryan Carter goal, Selanne earned his 670th point in his Ducks career, passing Paul Kariya (669) for a new club record. Giguere made 23 saves on 25 shots from the Flames for his 174th career game with the Ducks passing Guy Hebert (173) for the second club record for the night.  Selanne and Giguere Stand Alone

 

4. February 6, 2008 at Washington, DC

The Ducks stopped to visit the nation’s capital and the President to commemorate their 2007 Stanley Cup Championship.

After playing tourist, the Ducks were honored in the East Room by President Bush for their accomplishments. With a brief speech the Ducks gave the President an Anaheim jersey with the number 07 and Bush printed on the reverse.  Ducks Get Presidential Treatment 

 

3. February 5, 2008 at New York Islanders

Teemu Selanne had eight days before announced his return to the team (Selanne announcing his comeback), and on the fifth rejoined his fellow Ducks to take on the Islanders from Long Island.

Selanne added to his team immediately with an assist on the Ducks’ first goal, eight seconds into the second period. He helped lead the Ducks in a 3-0 win, snapping a season high six-game losing streak.

With Selanne back, the Ducks would win five straight and 20 of the next 26.  It's Teemu Time Once Again

 

2. December 16, 2007 vs. San Jose

After his return announcement 11 days earlier, Scott Niedermayer emerged from his temporary retirement. The Ducks would lose to San Jose in a shootout in his first game back, but the return would add new life to the Ducks.

After 34 games without their leader, the Ducks would post a 32-12-4 record following his return. The record is an NHL best over that span.  Scotty Makes His Return 

 

1. October 10, 2007 vs. Boston

In their home opener for 2008 at the Honda Center, the Ducks lifted their 2007 Pacific Division, Western Conference, and Stanley Cup Champion banners. The celebration marks the Ducks' first Stanley Cup victory. The capacity 17,285 person crowd left the building as happy as they entered as the Ducks would go on to beat the Bruins 2-1.  Ducks Raise Banners to Home Rafters

 

For more information on the Ducks this offseason be sure to visit The Puck Drop: Your Source for Everything Anaheim Ducks.

Proper Citation: Ducks, Anaheim. "Top 30 Moments: 1-5." Anaheim Ducks online Jun 2, 2008, 2:38 PM EDT 2 Jun 2008 <http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=365010>

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