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Ducks look to put Senators in two-game hole

May 30, 2007 - 1:23 PM Ottawa at Anaheim 8:00 pm EDT Stanley Cup Finals Anaheim leads, 1-0

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Anaheim Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators in more ways than one Sunday.

The Ducks' physical play against the vaunted Senators' offense translated into a 3-2 win in the opener of the Stanley Cup Finals and moved Anaheim a step closer to its first championship in franchise history.

The Ducks will look to go up two-games-to-none on Wednesday, before traveling across North America to play Games Three and Four in Ottawa.

Anaheim took seven penalties on Monday - which resulted in two power-play goals for Ottawa - but the Ducks' hard-hitting intimidating-style of play seemed to be by design, and it worked.

The Ducks successfully contained the potent trio of Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley, who had combined for 58 points over 15 playoff games en route to the finals.

Alfredsson and Spezza were held to one assist each, while Heatley - who scored 50 goals in the regular season - was kept off the scoresheet. Spezza's assist was his 21st point of the playoffs, tying him with Heatley for the scoring lead.

The Ducks didn't exactly coast to victory, as they trailed 2-1 after two periods. However, Ryan Getzlaf tallied at 5:44 of the third and Rob Niedermayer netted the game-winner with just 2:51 remaining in regulation.

Ottawa's two power-play goals snapped an 0-for-16 drought with the man advantage dating back to the Eastern Conference finals against Buffalo. Over the entire playoffs, the Senators have recorded 16 power-play tallies in 77 opportunities, including an NHL-leading 12-for-39 mark (30.8 percent) on the road.

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 18 saves in the win for Anaheim while counterpart Ray Emery stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced.

It appears the key for the Ducks in these playoffs is scoring more than once - the team is 13-0 this postseason when they score two or more goals.








  • STANLEY CUP FINALS
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 0 0 0
    ANAHEIM 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: ANA - SAMUEL PAHLSSON 3 (UNASSISTED) 14:16
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: OTT - 0 OF 4, ANA - 0 OF 4.
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 7

    May 30 10:41 PM


  • STANLEY CUP FINALS
    NHL OTTAWA 0
    ANAHEIM 1
    3RD PRD: ANA - SAMUEL PAHLSSON 3 (UNASSISTED) 14:16

    Senators vs. DucksMay 30 10:30 PM
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    Senators vs. DucksMay 30 10:27 PM


  • STANLEY CUP FINALS
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 0 0
    ANAHEIM 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 7 4 11
    ANA 12 14 26
    GOALIES: OTT - RAY EMERY
    ANA - JEAN-SEBASTIEN GI

    May 30 9:45 PM


  • STANLEY CUP FINALS
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 0
    ANAHEIM 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 7 7
    ANA 12 12
    GOALIES: OTT - RAY EMERY
    ANA - JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE

    May 30 8:53 PM