This Week in Ducks History:
Nov. 26, 1954
GM Bob Murray born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Even though most of us would rather see him out of a job, we can still wish him a happy birthday.
Nov. 27, 1976
LW Chad Kilger born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 27, 1967
LW Garry Valk born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nov. 27, 1993
Set a franchise record for the fewest combined shots on goal with 29 in a 1-0 loss at San Jose (ANA 15, SJS 14)
Nov. 29, 1971
LW Brad May born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 30, 1972
C Sean Pronger born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Despite being known mostly as "Chris' Brother," Pronger is a really interesting guy. He did an interview on the Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast promoting his new book "Journeyman: The Many Triumphs (and Even More Defeats) of a Guy Who's Seen Just About Everything in the Game of Hockey," which, even though the title is way too long, would probably be a good gift idea the hockey fan or on your holiday shopping list. *hint, hint*
Nov. 30, 2005
Set a franchise record for the fastest two goals scored when Teemu Selanne(5:44) and Chris Kunitz (5:52) scored goals only eight seconds apart in the second period of a 6-1 trouncing of Phoenix. Also in this game, Dustin Penner tied Paul Kariya's record for most power play goals scored by a rookie in a single game with two.
Nov 30, 2006
Tied a franchise record, set in March of 2005, for most standings points accumulated in a single month by beating the Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver.
Nov. 30, 2007
The National Hockey League's Board of Governors approves a scheduling matrix which ensures that each team will play every other team a minimum of once per season. The format will go into effect for the 2008-09 season. Note: as long as there isn't a lockout.
Dec. 1, 1998
The Ducks went two for two on the power play in a 4-4 tie with Pittsburgh. This tied a franchise record for highest power play percentage in a single game. The Ducks have been perfect on the power play in 15 games total, all but three of them, including this game, were one for one.
Dec. 1, 2009
Corey Perry had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Kings, ending his franchise record 19 game point scoring streak, which had started with an assist in a 4-2 loss to Dallas on Oct. 21. The streak officially ended when he was held off the score sheet in a 3-1 loss to Dallas on Dec. 3.
Ducks related #RandomNHLfacts from @NHLhistoryGirl:
#Caps hired Bruce Boudreau on Thanksgiving , their season record at that point was 6-14-1.
"I caught myself in the butt with the hook. I think that's the last time [fellow coach John Anderson] invited me fishing." -Bruce Boudreau
"I've never tried to analyze why everyone eats turkey. I just go by the rules, like everyone else does." -
#NHLDucks Ruslan Salei
"When is it, Thursday? I think it's Thursday because I know there's football on TV that day." - Joffrey Lupul on his Thanksgiving plans
"We didn't read the warnings. It was like a bomb. Flames were shooting up five feet." - Todd Fedoruk on his attempt to deep fry a turkey.