By Mike Walters
Anaheim Ducks 33-19-8, 74 points, 2nd in the Pacific Division
The Anaheim Ducks went 3-0-0 this week. They beat the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres. They finished the week edging the Edmonton Oilers in overtime.
Win The Week?
The Ducks won the week in a clean three game sweep for the second week in a row. They earned all six possible points in the three games. The Ducks beat the Flames in a high scoring game and then beat the Sabres and Oilers in low scoring affairs. The Ducks are currently on a seven game winning streak.
Player of the Week
Frederik Andersen is our player of the week. He played in two games this week, earning a shutout against the Buffalo Sabres and only giving up one goal against the Edmonton Oilers. He made 43 saves on 44 shots. He had a 0.49 GAA and a .977 SV% in the two games this week. He hasn’t lost a regulation game dating back to December 21. Andersen has gone 11-0-2, with 1.83 GAA and .938 SV% since then.
He did not play this week, but per a team source he could play when necessary. He has been dealing with a hip flexor issue for most of the season.
Reacquired Chris Wagner
Earlier this week the Colorado Avalanche placed Wagner on waivers and the Anaheim Ducks were able to claim him back. He was assigned to the San Diego Gulls, which Anaheim is allowed to do without having him pass through waivers as per CBA Rule 13.22 (see page 82).
February 21: Ducks beat the Flames 5-2
The Ducks head a slight 2-1 advantage after two periods of play. In the third period they turned on the offense scoring three goals in a row in route to a 5-2 win. Ryan Kesler lead the Ducks with two goals.
Full Recap: Ducks Extend Home Winning Streak Against Flames
February 24: Ducks shut out the Sabres 1-0
Full Recap: Andersen Blanks Buffalo, Ducks Win 1-0
February 26: Ducks edge the Oilers in overtime 2-1
The Oiler and Ducks battled to a 1-1 regulation tie and went to overtime. Rickard Rakell ended the game with a great individual effort beat everyone wearing a white jersey on the ice.
Full Recap: Rakell Lifts Duck To Victory In OT
This Coming Week’s Schedule
February 28: vs Los Angeles, 6PM PT
March 2: vs Montreal, 7 PM PT
March 3: at Arizona, 6PM PT
March 5: at Los Angeles, 1PM PT
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