Carolina Hurricanes vs. Anaheim Ducks Live Blog: Updates and Analysis

December 18th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
The last time the Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks met each other was November 25, 2009—that's 388 days ago. The Ducks won, 3-2, in the Honda Center, the second loss in what would become a four-game losing streak for Carolina just weeks after their incredible 14-game skid.

Back then, the two starting goaltenders for each side were Manny Legace and Jean-Sebastian Giguere. Neither of those two players start for the 'Canes or Ducks anymore, and, actually, neither of them start for any team anymore.

Two of the goal scorers in that contest were Tom Kostopoulos and Petteri Nokelainen, neither of whom play for their respective teams anymore. The two team captains were Scott Neidermayer and Rod Brind'Amour, both of whom are now retired.

As you can see, a lot has changed for both squads since November 25, 2009. They both missed out on the playoffs—two more disappointing seasons for two teams that have won the Stanley Cup relatively recently and went through some offseason changes.

One thing that hasn't changed in this matchup is the fact that the 'Canes haven't beaten Anaheim since October 29, 2008, and haven't defea ...

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