The Ducks’ Difference-Maker: Does Anaheim Play Better with J-S Giguere in Net?

December 2nd, 2009 by SK Leave a reply »
Have you ever watched a game and found yourself yelling, "It's right there!"?

The puck, sitting so lonely in the crease, just behind the goaltender's butt, and if that winger could just get his stick to it...

Ah, but the defenseman quickly clears it away, or the goalie falls back onto the puck, and the whistle blows.

That’s what Tuesday night’s matchup against the crosstown rival Los Angeles Kings felt like.

The puck was always just out of reach, inches from sticks, feet, or the back of the net.

In the final moments of the game with Jonas Hiller on the bench and the Ducks on the power play, the puck fluttered through the crease, clanked off of the crossbar, and rimmed the boards...often.

Unfortunately, it never crossed the goal line.

As frustrating as it was to see the puck bounce around, there was also the urge to yell things like "Move your feet!" or "Get it out of there!" as the Ducks spent a good amount of time standing around waiting for the puck to find them.  

All too often this season the Ducks have done a great job at standing around and waiting for the puc ...

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