This Week in Ducks History: Jason Blake's Greatest Game and a Few Season Finales


The Ducks finished up the 2003. 2004 and 2008 regular seasons and Jason Blake had five points in a game against Colorado

This Week in Ducks History:

Apr. 2, 1967
D Myles O'Connor born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Apr. 6, 1973
C Tyler Wright born in Kamsac, Saskatchewan, Canada

Apr. 4, 1982
RW Brandon Bochenski born in Blane, Minnesota, USA

Apr. 6, 1982
LW Travis Moen born in Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada

Apr. 4, 1983
RW Evgeny Artyukhin born in Moscow, USSR (Russia)

Apr. 6, 1994
Franchise record for fewest shots in a game (12) in a 4-2 loss at Calgary. This record was tied Oct. 22, 1996 at Philadelphia.

Apr. 4, 1995
Acquired C/RW Mike Sillinger and D Jason York from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for LW Stu Grimson, D Mark Ferner and the Mighty Ducks' sixth round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

Apr. 1, 1998
Ducks matched a franchise record for most goals allowed in a period when Phoenix scored five in the second, on their way to a 5-1 victory in Anaheim, Mikhail Shtalenkov was in net for all five goals.

Apr. 3, 1998
Keith Tkachuk directed seven shots on goal in the second period, setting the Ducks franchise record for most shots in a period by an individual opposing player. Not surprisingly, the Coyotes went on to win 6-3.

Apr, 1, 2000
Set a franchise record for fewest shots allowed in a period by holding the Kings shot-less in the first period. The Ducks still ended up losing 2-1. They would later match that record by allowing Buffalo zero third period shots in the 2011-12 season opener in Helsinki.

Apr. 4, 2003
The Ducks dropped the last game of the 2003 season 4-3 in overtime against Colorado. Their final record was 40-27-9-6 (W-L-T-OTL), finishing second in the Pacific and seventh in the West. It's ok though, because they went on a magical run through the playoffs, sweeping Detroit and coming one game short of the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup.

Apr. 4, 2004
In the 2004 season finale, the Ducks beat Calgary 2-1. The season ended with a record of 29-35-10-8 (W-L-T-OTL) fourth in the Pacific and 12th in the West. This was Mike Babcock's last game as head coach of the Mighty Ducks and the last game for over a full year thanks to THE Lockout.

Apr. 5, 2008
The Anaheim Ducks are presented with a $50,000 check payable to the "Ducks Care" Community Foundation after winning the inaugural Freeway Face-Off rivalry series with the Los Angeles Kings, six games to two.

Apr. 6, 2008
The Ducks won their last regular season game of the 2007-2008 season 3-2 in a shootout over Phoenix. They ended the season with a 47-27-8 record, good for second in the Pacific and fourth in the West. They then went on to lose to Dallas in the first round.

Mar. 31, 2010
Jason Blake tied the record for most points in a single game with five (1-4-5) in a 5-2 win at Colorado.

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