The Ducks continued their slow ascent into the light of the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at the Ponda Center. The Artyukhin-Koivu-Selanne line, nickname pending, finally cracked the scoresheet and put together the game winning goal. Corey Perry stretched his point streak to 16 games and Giguere sparkled in net, only being outdone by a couple of strange bounces in conjunction with poor defense. The Ducks found solace in special teams play, scoring a goal on the power play and killing off all penalties. Unfortunately, defensive and neutral zone turnovers are still a problem. A poor defensive effort on Friday against the Blackhawks will make for a long game for Jiggy between the pipes.
Postgame interviews after the jump...
Scrub over to 3:20 for interviews with Giguere, Getzlaf, Nokelainen. Interviews end at 4:14.