Ducks Defeat the Canucks 4-1. Vancouver Couldn’t Handle the Ducks on the Power Play

With the Anaheim Ducks playing with confidence and scoring on the power plays the Vancouver Canucks didn’t stand a chance. They had many opportunities but they just not executed with shooting at Ryan Miller, their former goalie who now plays for Anaheim Ducks, the only goal they got was one of those lucky bounce in goals.

Ryan Miller is not the only person that has some history with playing on the Canucks. Both Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieska both started off their NHL careers with the Vancouver Canucks before being acquired by the Ducks. Also the Canucks head coach Travis Green played for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks from 1997-1999 and came back to the Ducks for half of the 2006-2007 season before being traded to Toronto. So you see there is some history between the Ducks and the Canucks.

The Anaheim Ducks ended their 4-game losing streak with this victory over the Canucks, the power play goals were a big factor of the Ducks 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Going into the game the Ducks have 5 power play goals this season and after this game the Anaheim Ducks have 8 power play goals this season. I am hoping this is a sign that the Ducks will be more and more successful on the power play as the season goes on, that the power play gets better and better that the Ducks will be a force to be reckoned with when they going on the power play ever single time.

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks gave the Canucks pressure in their zone because the first 3 1/2 minutes all happened in the Vancouver zone and just kept the pressure on them. It worked. With just 5 minutes into the game the Ducks go on their first power play of the night. Derrick Pouliot was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking Brandon Montour, unfortunately for the Ducks they couldn’t really generate anything from the power play.

An issue that seemed to happen but not as much in this game was the centers being thrown out of the face-off circle which makes the wingers take the draw.

Sometimes it amazes me how there is an obvious but there is no call so sometimes I think that the officials must be blind. There should have been a call on the Canucks player who tripped Hampus Lindholm and then shoved his body into the boards and you could hear how hard he hit the boards, so that player should have gotten a double minor penalty one for tripping and another one for boarding. But NO CALL was made on that player.

With about 8 minutes left to play in the period, the Vancouver Canucks Goal. It’s Sven Baertschi with the goal. With a turnover from Bieska that got the puck right to him and he gets it passed Ducks netminder Ryan Miller. The Ducks trail by 1, it’s 1-0 Vancouver.

Click here to see Baertschi rebound goal: Canucks Strike First

The Ducks go on the power play again, it’s Michael Del Zotto off to the penalty box for hooking Andrew Cogliano. About a minute later Derek Dorsett is off to join Del Zotto in the penalty box for slashing Brandon Montour. The Anaheim Ducks have the 5-3 advantage for about 30 seconds. The Ducks did generate from this one, AND THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!!! HAMPUS LINDHOLM!!!! It’s a SWEDE GOAL! It’s Sami Vatanen who finds Rickard Rakell who gets it to Lindholm on the goal line and he shoots and it goes in.

*This is a Swede goal when the Swedish players (Rickard Rakell or Hampus Lindholm or Jakob Silverberg or Dennis Rasmussen) score and assist a goal just like this one*

Click here to see the Ducks SWEDE goal: Lindholm Scores on the Power Play

At the end of the period the Ducks and Canucks head to the locker rooms tied at 1. Anaheim Ducks 1 and the Vancouver Canucks 1.

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks came into the second period being real aggressive in the neutral zone, and that is a very good thing for the Ducks not so much for the Canucks. The period starts off with some amazing saves by Ryan Miller.

It is time for the first penalty kill for the Ducks when Brandon Montour is off to the box for interference on Brendan Gaunce just about 6 minutes into the period. And the Ducks kill that penalty.

Now the Anaheim Ducks go on the power play with around 4-minutes left in the period when Sam Gagner gets called to the box for tripping Logan Shaw. Just 41 seconds into the Ducks power play this happens, AND THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! IT’S BROANDON MONTOUR WITH THE POWER PLAY GOAL!!!!!!  Rickard Rakell gets the puck to Corey Perry who gets it passes it to himself by using the boards and just gets it right to Brandon Montour who just takes the slap shot and gets the puck past Jacob Markstrom. The Ducks take the lead, it’s 2-1 Ducks which leaves the Canucks trailing by 1.

Click here to see Brandon Montour’s 1st Power Play Goal of the season: Montour with the Power Play Goal

There are a few beasts that are on the Anaheim Ducks Chris Wagner, Josh Manson, Kevin Bieska, and Jared Boll just to name a few. During the last few minutes remaining in the second period, Chris Wagner releases his inner beast with a huge hit on Alex Biega. Right after that hit by Wagner the Ducks go on the power play when Ben Hutton gets sent to the penalty box for holding Logan Shaw with one minute left in the period which also means that the Ducks will be on the power play for  one minute of the third period.

The Anaheim Ducks head in the locker room with the lead 2-1 and with one minute left on the power play called on Hutton for holding Logan Shaw. The Vancouver trail by 1 and enter the third period with a man down for the first minute of the period.

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks start the period on the right skate when THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!!! POWER PLAY GOAL!!! IT’S JAKOB SILVERBERG WITH THE POWER PLAY GOAL!!! It’s another Swede goal. Rakell passes the puck from behind the net to Silverberg who is near the circle and shoots at the net and Markstrom had no chance in saving that one. The Ducks are still in the lead 3-1, and now the Canucks trail by 2.

Click here to see Silverberg’s Swede goal: Silverberg Power Play Goal

And just 35 seconds later ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!!! JAKOB SILVERBERG!!!! His second goal of the night that just happened seconds from his last goal. Manson gets the puck to Andrew Cogliano who shoots and is rebounded off the pads of Markstrom and gets right to Silverberg and wraps the puck around the goalie and dumps it into the net and now the Ducks are in the big lead thanks to Silverberg. It’s Ducks leading 4-1 which leaves the Canucks trailing by 3.

Click here to see Silverberg’s 2nd goal of the night that happened only seconds from his last goal: Silverberg scores again just 35 seconds later

According to the Anaheim Ducks, the two gaols in 35 seconds were the second fastest by a single player in Ducks history. The club record for the fastest two goals by one player is 13 seconds by J.F. Jomphe in the second period of a 5-4 win on Dec. 13, 1996 vs Washington.

The momentum is now flowing in the Ducks with that quick back-to-back goals by Jakob Silverberg. Then the Vancouver Canucks go on a power play as Sami Vatanen is off to the box for tripping Sven Baertschi just 4 minutes into the period. That is a power play that the Canucks wern’t able to do anything with.

With the momentum still flowing Kalle Kossila took a big hit on Markus Granlund. This is where the game started to turn to the physical side that also means that many penalties were thrown at both times.

Hampus Lindholm is off to the box for hooking Brock Boeser, the Ducks killed that penalty off and the game got really interesting a minute after the Ducks killed the Canucks power play.

The inner beast of Josh Manson was released on Derek Dorsett with a nasty fight. It was a fight that Dorsett instigated with Manson and so after the officials were able to seperate them a few penalties were thrown. Josh Manson went to the box with 5-minute fighting penalty. Derek Dorsett went to the box with 2-minutes for instigating, 5-minutes for fighting, and 10-minutes for misconduct.

Looks like Miller Time is over. Oh no it looks like the Anaheim Ducks might have another player going on ‘Injured Reserve list’

With 8:20 minutes to go in the period Miller goes down and feels uncomfortable so the trainer is on the ice to check on him. He must have been in some sort of pain because you could see Reto Berra getting ready to step in for Miller in the remaining 8:30 minutes to go in the game.

The penalties continued for the Ducks when Sami Vaatanen makes his way to the penalty for hooking Brock Boeser. The Canucks go on the power play again, Ducks it’s time to get aggressive and kill this penalty. Another penalty killed by the Anaheim Ducks.

As time is winding down to the final minutes of the game, Kevin Bieska is off to the penalty box for hooking Sam Gagner. Another penalty killed by the Ducks.

The final minutes of the game consisted of skating and shooting the puck but both goalies denied any pucks from going in. I think that was because the Ducks defense kicked up a notch when 1B goalie Ryan Miller went down and was off to the locker room and felt that they really needed to step things up to help Berra out and make it so that he didn’t see that many pucks and the last 8 and a half minutes I could see a more aggressive team out there.

AND THE ANAHEIM DUCKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope that continues because if they do the Ducks could possibly become one of those teams that can bring out a weapon and shut them out. So keep that up Ducks, I’m looking forward to watching the next game.

Here are some thoughts about the game from the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks players and coaches.

Anaheim Ducks:

Jakob Silverberg (on scoring twice in 35 seconds): I’ve been feeling better as the games have been coming in the season. I’ve been having chances, just not managing to get the puck in. That’s a good feeling. It was a big win tonight. We needed this one as a team.

Jakob Silverberg (on the team scoring three power-play goals): We’ve been practicing it so much these last couple of days. We talk a lot about it, too. We had a good practice this morning. We told ourselves we have to go out and play with confidence. It showed. It opened up more space.

Hampus Lindholm (on his goal): With a two-man advantage, you just want to redirect pucks at the net. I know there was a scrum, and Silvy [Silverberg] and Perry were going backdoor. I just tried to get it in there. It was fun to see it go in.

Hampus Lindholm (on the team scoring three power-play goals): That was huge for our confidence. We have to build on that. We need to keep working on the good things we did.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on the power-play): It’s been a long wait for our power play to awaken. Tonight we were more determined to get pucks back on our entry. We moved the puck effectively and got the puck directed on net. We were more tenacious and hungrier for the puck. We need to bottle that and maintain that as we go forward. You have to credit the power play, but also the penalty killing for keeping them off the score sheet.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on tonight’s game): We were able to establish a strong forechecking game. We played with the puck a lot in the offensive zone. We didn’t throw the puck away blindly or foolishly. We tried to make plays. We played more of a grind game, and that’s going to be necessary for the group we have.


Vancouver Canucks:

Henrik Sedin (on the team’s recent losing stretch): I think it’s turnovers, it’s making mistakes. It’s a lot of little things. If you do the right things over and over, you’re going to win a lot of games. You’re going to get lucky a couple games, but sooner or later it’s going to catch up to you and that’s what we saw today.

Henrik Sedin (on getting outplayed against a team with multiple injuries): Like I said, if you don’t show up every game this is what’s going to happen. It’s been coming. There’s been three or four games in a row where we shouldn’t have won and it caught up to us today.

Bo Horvat (on getting outshot the past few games): It’s all on us. For the most part, it’s us executing. It’s us getting pucks to the net and getting bodies in front. We are trying to make the pretty play or the pass in front when we should be putting the pucks in the net and getting guys there.

Head Coach Travis Green (on going into the third period down 2-1): We were lucky to be 2-1 after two. We got what we deserved. We weren’t a very good hockey team tonight and I haven’t said that many times at all this year. We’ll get a good practice in tomorrow. We are going to have to be better.

Head Coach Travis Green (on team’s execution):  We weren’t very good with the puck. Against that team, they want to play a territorial game, a lot like us. They broke out of their end a lot easier than we broke out ours.

The Anaheim Ducks are back at it on Sunday @5 pm when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning for game 4 of the 5-game homestand. The last team the Ducks defeated the Lightning 6-2 in Tampa Bay so I am expecting to see some smoke coming out in that game.

LET’S GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sources: Anaheim Ducks Player News- Ducks Daily and Twitter @AnaheimDucks

Sources are all by The Anaheim Ducks/

Source: Adam Brady- “Recap: Silverberg Tallies Twice in 4-1 Ducks Victory Over Vancouver”

Source: Anaheim Ducks “Postgame Notes and Quotes- November 9 vs Vancouver”

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