Hiller and Wisniewski Shine as 7th-seeded ’08-’09 Ducks Upset 2nd-seeded ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks in Seven Games

(via hockey.dobbersports.com)

Jonas Hiller was among the Three Stars in six of the seven games in this series to lead the ’08-’09 Ducks over the ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks. (via hockey.dobbersports.com)

The first game of the series was tied 2-2 after the first period, but the 7th-seeded ’08-’09 Ducks rattled off three goals in the third to win 5-2. The ’08-’09 Ducks’ “twins,” Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf led the way with Perry scoring twice and Getzlaf tallying three assists. Then, the ’08-’09 Ducks took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-2 win in Game 2 with defenseman James Wisniewski‘s four points (1G, 3A) leading the way while both Teemu Selanne and Brendan Morrison pitching in two goals. The 2nd-seeded ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks finally got on the board in the series with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 3 with Petr Sykora scoring the winner with 2:40 left in the period. This was just the first of many games in this series where the two goaltenders were the First and Second stars of the game. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 of 38 for the ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks while Jonas Hiller stopped 45 of 47 for the ’08-’09 Ducks.

Game 4 had the exact same scoreline (2-1) with the ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks winning in regulation. Giguere and Hiller were First and Second stars, again, as Giguere stopped 38 of 39 and Hiller stopped 38 of 40. The ’08-’09 Ducks won Game 5, 4-3, with Hiller stopping 42 of 45 and Wisniewski’s two points making him the only player with more than one point for the winning side. Giguere registered a 31-save shutout in Game 6 to force a Game 7 for the ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks while defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh led the way offensively with two assists. Hiller, meanwhile, stopped 39 of 41 shots in the loss. The ’02-’03 Mighty Ducks held a 3-1 lead going into the third period of Game 7 thanks to three unanswered goals and two in the second period. However, at the 5:15 mark of the third, Chris Kunitz made it a one-goal game for the ’08-’09 Ducks and then just 11 seconds later, Ryan Getzlaf scored to tie the game 3-3. Then, with just over seven minutes left in regulation George Moustache, I mean, George Parros scored the game and series-winner to complete the upset for the ’08-’09 Ducks. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 0 2 3 5
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 5   ’02-’03 MDA – 2   (1-0   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Corey Perry (’08-’09 ANA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   4 S

2nd Star: C – Ryan Getzlaf (’08-’09 ANA) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   1 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – W   2.00 GAA   .943 SV% (33 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 3 2 2 7
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 7   ’02-’03 MDA – 2   (2-0   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – James Wisniewski (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +4   3 S

2nd Star: RW – Teemu Selanne (’08-’09 ANA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   8 S

3rd Star: RW – Bobby Ryan (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   6 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 0 0 1 2
’08-’09 Ducks 1 0 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 MDA – 2   ’08-’09 ANA – 1   (OT)   (2-1   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’02-’03 MDA) – W   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (37 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – OTL   2.00 GAA   .957 SV% (45 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Petr Sykora (’02-’03 MDA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   5 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 1 0 2
’08-’09 Ducks 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 MDA – 2   ’08-’09 ANA – 1   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’02-’03 MDA) – W   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (38 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – L   2.00 GAA   .950 SV% (38 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Stanislav Chistov (’02-’03 MDA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   5 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 2 1 1 4
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 0 2 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 4   ’02-’03 MDA – 3   (3-2   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – W   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – James Wisniewski (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   2 S

3rd Star: RW – Petr Sykora (’02-’03 MDA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   6 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 0 1 2
’08-’09 Ducks 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 MDA – 2   ’08-’09 ANA – 0   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’02-’03 MDA) – W   2.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (31 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – L   2.00 GAA   .951 SV% (39 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Sandis Ozolinsh (’02-’03 MDA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   6 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 1 0 3 4
’02-’03 Mighty Ducks 1 2 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 4   ’02-’03 MDA – 3   (4-3   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – W   3.00 GAA   .938 SV% (45 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – James Wisniewski (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   1 S

3rd Star: C – Ryan Getzlaf (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S   2 PIM

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the ’96-’97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim!

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