As one would expect it was a slow week in Ducks History, considering the Christmas break and trade freeze, but we have the end of a long losing streak, a big power play game, three quick goals, some birthdays and a blockbuster (not really) trade.
This Week in Ducks History:
Dec. 25, 1965
D Dmitri Mironov born in Moscow, USSR (Russia)
Dec. 28, 1972
C Jean-Francois "JF" Jomphe born in Havre St-Pierre, Quebec, Canada
Dec. 28, 1974
C (RW) Rob Niedermayer born in Cassiar, British Columbia, Canada [Note: For some reason the Ducks website lists him as a center but obviously he's more well known to Ducks for playing on Sammy Pahlsson's right wing]
Dec. 27, 1977
RW Jonathan Hedstrom born in Skelleftea, Sweden
Dec. 29, 1979
RW George Parros born in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Dec. 28, 1982
LW Curtis Glencross born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec. 23, 2001
Andy McDonald, Denny Lambert and Marc Chouinard set the franchise record by scoring within 51 seconds of each other - the fastest three consecutive goals for in Ducks history - on the way to beating Phoenix 4-0.
Dec. 27, 2003
The longest road winless streak in franchise history reached 13 games in a 3-2 loss at Florida. The streak started Nov. 1, with a 4-1 loss on Long Island and officially ended with a 2-0 win at Tampa Bay on Dec. 29. The streak was matched last season between Oct. 29 and Dec. 22, 2011.
On this date (12/21) in 2005,
#NHLDucks J.S. Giguere posted his 100th regular season victory. [Note: 6-3 over St. Louis]