3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks Come Back from 3-2 Series Deficit to Defeat 7th-seeded ’08-’09 Ducks in Seven Games

(Photo via Robert Laberge)

Just like their opponents in the upcoming Qualifer Final, the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks came back from a 3-2 series deficit to move on in seven games. (Photo via Robert Laberge)

The third-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks got off to a hot start by scoring three goals in the first period of Game 1. They tacked on another in the third to win the opening game 4-1. Defenseman Scott Niedermayer posted a four point night (1G, 3A) to lead the way. Then, they won Game 2, 4-3, while scoring three goals in the second period. Andy McDonald and Teemu Selanne led them in the 4-3 win with McDonald registering three assists while Selanne posted two goals and an assist. The 7th-seeded ’08-’09 Ducks got on the board in the series with a 3-2 win in Game 3 on the back of three goals in the second period. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were the only two to post more than one point as they registered a goal and an assist and two assists, respectively. Three goals in the first period then helped lead the ’08-’09 Ducks to a 4-3 win in Game 4 to tie the series at two. Perry, yet again, helped lead the way as he scored twice and added an assist. The “goals in bunches” trend continued in Game 5 as the ’08-’09 Ducks scored four times in the first period on their way to a 6-4 win. Getzlaf accounted for two of those goals and added two assists to lead the ’08-’09 Ducks to a win away from the Qualifier Final.

In Game 6, Selanne scored five and a half minutes into the second period to give the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks a 2-0 lead. However, late in the second, Selanne scored for the ’08-’09 Ducks to make it a one-goal game. Then, Perry scored a PP goal with less than nine minutes left in the third to tie the game and eventually force OT for the ’08-’09 Ducks. The game would eventually be decided in double overtime when Perry potted home a Jonas Hiller rebound to force a Game 7 for the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks. Perry then gave the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks an early lead in Game 7 and they led 1-0 going into the second period. However, a goal each from Brendan Morrison and then (S.) Niedermayer gave the ’08-’09 Ducks a lead going into the third period. Just 17 seconds into the third, McDonald scored a shorthanded marker for the ’05-’06 Ducks to tie the game. Then, with exactly 3:10 left in the third, Selanne scored, yet again, to give the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks a 3-2 lead and they held on for a 3-2 win. With the win in Game 7, they clinch a spot in the Qualifier Final against the top seed and Cup-winners. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 0 1 0 1
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 3 0 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 MDA – 4   ’08-’09 ANA – 1   (1-0   ’05-’06 MDA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Scott Niedermayer (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +3   5 S

2nd Star: D – Francois Beauchemin (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

3rd Star: C – Ryan Getzlaf (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 0 2 1 3
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 1 3 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 MDA – 4   ’08-’09 ANA – 3   (2-0   ’05-’06 MDA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Teemu Selanne (’05-’06 MDA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   9 S

2nd Star: C – Andy McDonald (’05-’06 MDA) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   8 S

3rd Star: D – Scott Niedermayer (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   5 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 1 0 1 2
’08-’09 Ducks 0 3 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 3   ’05-’06 MDA – 2   (2-1   ’05-’06 MDA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

2nd Star: LW – Chris Kunitz (’05-’06 MDA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’05-’06 MDA) – L   3.00 GAA   .936 SV% (44 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 1 1 1 3
’08-’09 Ducks 3 1 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 4   ’05-’06 MDA – 3   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Corey Perry (’08-’09 ANA) – 2 G   1 A   2 P   +1   6 S

2nd Star: C – Ryan Getzlaf (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’05-’06 MDA) – L   4.00 GAA   .913 SV% (42 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 4 1 1 6
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 0 2 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’08-’09 ANA – 6   ’05-’06 MDA – 4   (3-2   ’08-’09 ANA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ryan Getzlaf (’08-’09 ANA) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   3 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: LW – Chris Kunitz (’08-’09 ANA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   3 S   10 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Teemu Selanne (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   4 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Double Overtime Total
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 1 1 0 1 3
’08-’09 Ducks 0 1 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 MDA – 3   ’08-’09 ANA – 2   (2OT)   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’05-’06 MDA) – W   2.00 GAA   .941 SV% (32 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – OTL   3.00 GAA   .955 SV% (64 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Andy McDonald (’05-’06 MDA) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’08-’09 Ducks 0 2 0 2
’05-’06 Mighty Ducks 1 0 2 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 MDA – 3   ’08-’09 ANA – 2   (4-3   ’05-’06 MDA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Andy McDonald (’05-’06 MDA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: G – Jonas Hiller (’08-’09 ANA) – L   3.00 GAA   .930 SV% (40 SV’s)

3rd Star: G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere (’05-’06 MDA) – W   2.00 GAA   .943 SV% (33 SV’s)

The 2015 Anaheim Ducks Qualifying Tournament will face the third-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks against the top-seeded ’06-’07 Ducks!

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