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Game 3 at Winnipeg: Finnish Flash flies back to where it all began.

Period 1

Goal Scoring

9:06 WPG – PP: Ladd (Wheeler, Enstrom)

10:16 ANA – Perreault (Silfverberg, Lovejoy)

16:17 WPG – Ladd (Wheeler, Little)

Power Plays

Ana – 0/1

WPG – 1/1

SOG

Ana – 15

WPG – 6

I was not able to see the beginning of the first period, but read up that the first goal on Fasth was a deflection. But the power play given to the Jets was very questionable. The second goal of Fasth was off of a weird bank and no one had accounted for Ladd on the other side of the ice as the puck laid perfectly for him to shoot at an open net as Fasth was slide across the net. That was not Fasth’s fault. Overall, the game was played at a good pace and it was a good outing for the Ducks. It is just unfortunate that two goals were scored by the Jets. And who would have thought that for the past three games the third pairing defensemen of Allen-Vatanen happened to be the Ducks’ most reliable?

Period 2

Goal Scoring

19:55 Ana – Cogliano (Winnik, Koivu)

Power Plays

Ana – 0/2

WPG – 0/2

SOG

Ana – 10

WPG – 6

The Ducks could not take advantage of the man advantage in the second period. On the plus side, neither did the Jets. Hampus "Magnus" Lindholm made his debut on the penalty killing unit when Allen was given a high sticking penalty. Allen was tripped to make him fall awkwardly to make him throw his stick aimlessly around. In this period, Lindholm had played great. The Ducks were still playing well and were finally rewarded when the Conehead line re-emerged in the final seconds of the period as Cogs potted a goal.

Period 3

Goal Scoring

14:29 Ana – Perry

Power Plays

Ana – 0/1

WPG – 0/0

SOG

Ana – 8

WPG – 5

Bad news: Kyle "Palms" Palmieri did not return from the second intermission due to an upper body injury.

Perry was doubling up on his minutes when he played a couple of shifts with the fourth line due to Palms’ injury. Magnus Lindholm did not have a great outing in the third compared to the second period, but Silfverberg was very impressive as he showed a lot of defensive tactics in his game such as holding the puck at center ice and dumping it into the offensive zone while his line mates change or that he back checks to support the defense. The Ducks were applying a lot of offensive pressure as they were on constant attack that they were waiting to pounce on some kind of mistake. Then it happened latter in the period, Perry found the puck loose in front of the Jets’ goal doorstep and put it past the Jets’ goalie.

Conclusion

Goal Scoring

Anaheim 3

Winnipeg 2

Power Plays

Ana – 0/4

WPG – 1/3

SOG

Ana – 34

WPG – 17

The Ducks were dominant all game long, but it were the Jets who had the 2 – 1 goal score for almost two whole periods. The first line was hitting, the third line was firing, the second line is playing out well, and the fourth line does contribute in creating scoring chances. The penalty kill unit has been forced to endorse Getzlaf and Perry to play special teams once again because the unit still needs help.

The second line has been the most surprising line of the year because MP22 (Perrault) was acquired just before the season started to center future hall of famer Teemu Selanne and off-season acquisition of Jakob "Silfer Bullet" Silfverberg. (Someone on HFboards coined that name and I like it a lot!) MP22 and the Silfver Bullet have struck an instant chemistry. That duo has managed to score a goal in all three of the Ducks games.

Allen and the Vatman are also a wonderful surprise for this season. For all the bashing that Allen received for last season’s play, he’s been one of the best defensemen on the ice for the Ducks. Vatanen also has been able to hold up his side of the defensive end. And put together, they make a wonderful tandem!

I am glad the Ducks won, but truly the night belonged to two star-crossed lovers: Teemu and the fans of Winnipeg. Here’s a link to what transpired during one commercial break: http://illegalcurve.com/2013/10/06/teemu-selanne-tribute-during-1st-period/


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