Ducks fall to a 3-2 to the Flyers late in the 3rd

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The Ducks look to end their losing streak and have the Flyers continue their losing streak.

The Ducks will be without a big body on the blue-line. Josh Manson will not be in the linup due to an upper body injury that the Ducks announced today.

The Ducks need to attack and apply pressure the full 60 minutes and not just part of the game. They need to be strong defensivly so they can limit the chances they will have shooting in Ducks zone….

Speaking of nets… What time is it tonight? Eye spy with my little eye the starting goaltender…

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IT’S MILLER MILLER MILLER TIME!!!! Ryan Miller draws in the lineup to take on the Phildelphia Flyers as the Ducks will work on getting pucks past Brian Elliott.

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The puck is dropped and we are underway… and Miller with the save.

The Ducks go on the penalty kill as it’s Marcus Pettersson off to the penalty box for hooking Jakub Voracek. That penalty cost the Ducks… The Philadelphia Flyers Goal, a power play goal scored by Sean Courtier. Courtier goes top shelf and there is not much Miller could do to save that one. The Flyers are on the board first, it’s 1-0 Flyers…

Click here to see: Flyers Goal #1

Pettersson is out of the box and the Ducks are back to full strength but they trail by 1.

And the Anaheim Ducks are on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! Dale Weise is off to the penalty box for hooking Andy Welinski. This was not a good penalty for the Flyers to take. The Ducks had a few chances but couldn’t get one past Elliott. The Flyers got close to extending their lead when Scott Laughton gets a breakaway that is completely DENIED by Miller. Penalty killed and the Flyers are back to full strength.

MILLER TIME… Ryan Miller DENIES Jordan Weal from extending their lead with a big save.

The horn sounds and with good goaltending… the Ducks head to the locker room trailing 1-0 to the Flyers. Ryan Miller is standing strong in net for the Ducks. The Ducks need to attack the net in the offensive zone and kick up the defense and apply pressure to limit there chance to get pucks to Miller. The Ducks need to jump and take the loose pucks and turnovers so they can tie and take the lead in the game.

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It’s a new period but same start as the puck drops… and Miller makes the save.

The Sweds are back at it again and are ORANGE HOT as I like to say… Lindholm, Rakell, and Aberg… just 2 minutes in they make things happen when… THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #20 PONTUS ABERG!!! ASSISTED BY THE #47 HAMPUS LINDHOLM!!! ASSISTED BY THE #67 RICKARD RAKELL!!! The Sweds find their fellow Swed Pontus Aberg fumbles and takes a shot and his wrist shot goes up and over Elliott’s glove, the puck is in the back of the net. With the goal by Aberg the Ducks tie things up with the Flyers, it’s 1-1.

Click here to see: ORANGE HOT Aberg fumbles and scores

The Ducks go on the penalty kill a minute later… it’s Joseph Blandisi off to the penalty box for interference on Jakub Voracek. The Ducks take control in the PK and force Elliott to come up with some big saves especially with 30 seconds remaining on the PK when he is forced to fight off Henrique’s good chance at a goal. The Ducks took control and applied pressure and because of that Ryan Miller didn’t see a single puck on the Flyers power play… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

Flyers with an outnumbered attack… The Philadelphia Flyers Goal. It’s Ivan Provorov with the goal. He gets the puck and his shot from the blue-line gets past Miller and that puck finds the back of the net. The Flyers take the lead, it’s 2-1 which leaves the Ducks trailing by 1 goal again.

Click here to see: Flyers Goal #2

We are at the half-way marker of the period… MILLER TIME… Miller freezes the puck which denies any chance of a rebound for the Flyers.

Street with the breakaway and gets pressure from behind makes him fan at the shot he wanted to take on Brian Elliott.

Once again IT’S MILLER TIME… just 3:58 remaining and it’s Miller making the sliding save that completely shuts down Sean Couturier to prevent the Flyers to extend their lead.

Click here to see: MILLER TIME- Miller slides to stone Couturier

The former King Wayne Simmonds and Ryan Getzlaf have some history back from when Simmonds was an LA King… they go at each other and exchange words as both head to the bench for changes. Maybe some of the emotion is still there when they faced each other in the freeway faceoffs before Simmonds was traded.

Just seconds remaining in the period… Fowler takes a shot near the blue-line and is completely robbed with a glove save by Elliott.

Click here to see: Elliott uses glove to DENY Fowler

Only 01.7 remaining… the Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! Jori Lehtera is off to the penalty box for slashing Cam Fowler… and Ryan Miller to the bench for extra attacker to get it tied with the remaining second in the period…

The horn sounds and the Ducks head to the locker down 2-1 to the Flyers but will be coming into the third period with basically a full power play to start the final 20 of the game. Ryan Miller is standing tall and remaining strong in net for the Ducks. The Ducks need to pressure the Flyers to force them to make turnovers and have them more time defending. The Ducks need to attack the net, get the rebounds and get the puck in their zone.

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The puck is dropped and the Ducks JMG POWER PLAY time resumes to the slashing penalty on Lehtera. The Ducks have possession and puck control… due to good goaltending the Ducks couldn’t find a way to get it past Elliott. Penalty killed and the Flyers are back to full strength.

The Ducks go on the penalty kill as Joseph Blandisi is off to the penalty box for closing hand on the puck. Blandisi covers the puck with his hand and that is an automatic penalty… no fighting for a bad call on that one. Miller comes up big… he comes up with a big save with plenty of traffic in front of him. A majority of the PK was spent in the Ducks zone but they only allowed 4 shots on goal for the Flyers. Penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

Lundestrom with the puck and couldn’t get a handle to one time the puck, it’s shot right into the chest pad of Brian Elliott.

The Ducks are back on the penalty kill as Jakob Silfverberg is off to the penalty box for high-sticking Shayne Gostisbehere. Street gets a 2-on-1 and fans on it due to the pressure coming from behind again. Miller was outstanding on the PK making save after save that came flying at him and because of that good goaltending by Miller… penalty killed and the Ducks are back to full strength.

The Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! With 3:33 remaining… Jordan Weal is off to the penalty box for tripping Hampus Lindholm. The Swed is ORANGE HOT tonight… THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! A POWER PLAY GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #20 PONTUS ABERG!!! ASSISTED BY THE #4 CAM FOWLER!!! ASSISTED BY THE #15 RYAN GETZLAF!!! Fowler takes the shot and Aberg is there for the redirect and the puck finds the back of the net.  We are tied, it’s 2-2.

Click here to see: ORANGE HOT Aberg with the redirect goal

The Flyers were unsuccessful in killing the penalty to Jordan Weal… he is out of the box and the Flyers are back to full strength.

It took 21 seconds to make a reaction to Aberg’s redirect… the Philadelphia Flyers Goal, it’s Jordan Weal with the goal… just seconds after being out of the penalty box. The Flyers take the lead again, it’s 3-2 Flyers.

Click here to see: Flyer Goal #3

The Ducks have the puck in their zone and with 30 seconds remaining Ryan Miller is off to the bench for an extra attacker to try to tie it up. They couldn’t get one past Elliott. The Flyers take away the win tonight.

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The Ducks will prepare for their trip to LA for the first freeway faceoff of the season and work on cleaning some things up before they head up the 5 freeway to take on the Kings at Staples Center.

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RECORDS HAVE BEEN MADE TONIGHT

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With two goals tonight, Pontus Aberg became the first Ducks player since 2013 (Daniel Winnik) and ninth player in club history to record consecutive multi-goal games. The others are Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Brendan Morrison, Bobby Ryan, Samuel Pahlsson, Paul Kariya and Joe Sacco.

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Thoughts on the game from the Anaheim Ducks players and coaches:

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Ryan Getzlaf (on moving forward): Just keep going. All we can do is get back to work in practice and recognize what we’re doing wrong, and fix it.

Ryan Getzlaf (on Philadelphia’s goal late in regulation): It’s brutal. That’s as high and low as you get in a matter of seconds. It’s something we need to push for again, push to be ready by the drop of the puck for the next one.

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Andrew Cogliano (on the game): I thought it was an even game for the most part. [Miller] made some good saves and I thought we had some chances. We played a pretty good third [period]. At the end of the day, I don’t know what else to say. We can’t let in a goal with a minute left.

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Pontus Aberg (on his second consecutive multi-goal game): I’m going hard every day to improve my game, and getting to those areas where you can score. It was a good play by Ricky [Rakell]. It went off my stick. I’ll take it.

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Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on Philadelphia’s go-ahead/game-winning goal): They just rimmed the puck hard and were able to push the puck back down. We ran down with a winger and vacated the area of our coverage. They just made a Hail Mary pass to the front, and it was right on the tape for Patrick.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on the game): We have to execute more with the puck. The second period was our nemesis tonight. We were forcing pucks and turning pucks over five to ten feet inside the opposition’s blueline. We were trying to make plays in cute areas. They didn’t really have a complicated game plan. They were forcing us to dump the puck. We got stubborn and stopped doing that.

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Thoughts on the game from the Philadelphia Flyers players and coaches

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Sean Couturier (on tonight’s win): We came prepared. We were ready to battle. I thought we came on strong. We got a lot of pucks on net and created a lot of chances, and we were sticking up for each other.

Sean Couturier (on the feeling of being in the driver’s seat the whole night): I think it’s in those times that you have to be prepared defensively. You don’t want to give up that little chance that costs you. Yeah, we played a good game. We controlled the puck a lot, created a lot of chances, but I thought we did a good job defensively coming back in the slot there and not giving up the second chances.

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Nolan Patrick (on Anaheim’s defensive structure and giving up a lot of shots): They kind of play a man-on-man system in the D-zone, so with our speed we tried to do a lot of scissor plays and hold onto pucks, and use our strength and speed to our advantage. I thought we did a good job at it.

Nolan Patrick (on ending the losing skid and starting the West Coast road trip with a win): I think getting on the road with the team for this trip is good to get away from distractions at home and just be with the guys pretty much 24/7. It’s a good start to the trip and we got to keep it rolling.

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Head Coach Dave Hakstol (on the game overall): Our guys played hard right from the drop of the puck and all the way through. It’s a heavy team to play against. You always know what you’re in for when you walk into this building. Our guys were up for it and did a good job.

Head Coach Dave Hakstol (on the third period): Several times we were able to put three, four shifts together where we were able to build momentum. One line went out and set a tone and we were able to sustain that momentum. That is something we haven’t done on a regular basis and we were able to do that tonight.

Head Coach Dave Hakstol (on Ivan Provorov’s play): Provi (Provorov) was good tonight. Provi draws a lot of attention. Sometimes when things don’t go well for our team, he draws a lot of negative attention. You’ve got to remember he’s playing against the other team’s best player every night and that’s his job. He loves that challenge and tonight he was good and very sharp.

Head Coach Dave Hakstol (on the power play in the third period): Familiarity. You get to that point in the game, you don’t want miscommunication, you don’t want things to happen out of the ordinary. Things happen awful fast out there. That group that we used at that point of the game has been together for many years. They know where each other are and know what they’re doing and there isn’t any guess work to it.

Head Coach Dave Hakstol (on the Ducks power play goal): When you don’t get it 200 feet, you end up with tired bodies on the ice and our structure was still good. I haven’t looked at it on tape so I don’t want to get technical with it.

 

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Sources are all by The Anaheim Ducks/ anaheimducks.com

Source Adam Brady- Recap: Aberg Strikes Twice Again, But It’s Not Enough in 3-2 Defeat

Source: Anaheim Ducks- Postgame Notes and Quotes – October 30 vs. Philadelphia

Source: Dan Arritt- Flyers rebound after blowing late lead to Ducks

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