Recap: Ducks Topple League-Leading Golden Knights with 2-0 Victory

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Facing the league’s top team in a game that had the look and feel of one you might see  in the playoffs, the did what few others have done this season – defeat the Vegas in their barn.

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With goals from Jakob Silfverberg in the first period and in the third period, stellar defensive work and quality goaltending from John Gibson and , the Ducks finished off their four-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday and improved to 30-20-11 (71 points). The win vaulted them into third place in the Pacific Division, leapfrogging the Calgary Flames and LA Kings. Gibson and Miller delivered just the second combined shutout victory in franchise history, first set by and J.S. Giguere in 2001. Gibson was credited with the win to improve his record this season to 22-15-6.

Anaheim snapped Vegas’ three-game winning streak and gave the expansion Golden Knights just their fifth regulation home loss all season (22-5-2). The Golden Knights cheap authentic NHL jerseys entered tonight’s game with seven wins in their last 10 (7-3-0) and 10 in their last 15 overall (10-4-1).

Miller, who entered the game in the third period after Gibson suffered a lower-body injury with three seconds remaining in the middle frame, stopped all 20 shots to preserve a pivotal victory for Anaheim NHL jerseys.

“I thought the guys played a good game,” said Miller. “It was exciting. First chance to play in this building for me. They’re a team that’s running hot. You try to face your challenges and cheap authentic NHL jerseys. We needed to come through. We battled hard.”

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It marked the third consecutive win for Anaheim, with previous victories over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday and last Thursday. Furthermore, it gave them a 5-1-1 mark over their last seven games and got them to within one point of second-place San Jose, though they have played two more cheap authentic NHL jerseys games than their Northern California rival.

The victory was even more impressive considering the Golden Knights entered the game with a 14-1-1 record against the Pacific, its two losses both coming against the Edmonton Oilers. It was just the third shutout defeat of the season for Vegas and the second such loss at home authentic NHL jerseys (November 28 vs. Dallas, 3-0 L).

Tonight’s win was extra special – as in special teams – as Anaheim scored a power-play goal in the first and a dramatic shorthander early in the second that ignited the authentic NHL jerseys home crowd.

Anaheim put itself in a major hole early in the third period when Cam Fowler took a slashing penalty that was followed by back-to-back delay of game penalties for Ryan Getzlaf and Josh Manson for throwing the puck over the glass.

Not only did the Ducks not give up a goal, but they got a shorthanded one in dramatic fashion with 25 seconds left on the last penalty. Getzlaf flipped the puck out of the zone, and it took a fortuitous bounce right back toward him as he chased it down in the Dallas end. Stars goalie Ben Bishop gamble by racing out of his crease to play the puck, but Getzlaf beat his cheap NHL jerseys to it and fired it into the empty net from a tough angle to make it 2-0.



Asked to describe the goal, Getzlaf said, “Difficulty. Luck. Whatever you want to call it Ryan Getzlaf Elite Jersey. It was a great feeling, except I was celebrating by myself. I didn’t know what to do with cheap authentic jerseys.

“It was flipped in the air, so [Bishop] probably reacted to it late. I just noticed their d-men were out there for a long time, so they were probably going to change thinking I was going off.”

This kick starts a three-game California road trip for the Caps, who are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday. Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 40th goal of the season in the win and now sits just two goals shy of 600 in his NHL career. It marked the ninth time in his career that he’s reached the 40-goal mark, becoming just the sixth player in NHL history with at least nine ( had 12, Mario Lemieux and Marcel Dionne had 10 and Mike Gartner and Mike Bossy each had nine). If the 32-year-old left wing scores two goals in his next 13 games, he will become the fourth player in cheap authentic NHL jerseys history to record 600 goals in under 1,000 games, joining Gretzky (718 games), Lemieux (719) and Brett Hull (900). (Stat courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau). Here is something to keep in mind – the Caps are 9-2-0 all-time vs. Anaheim when Ovechkin earns a point. “Ovie” comes in with 23 points (10g/13a) in 14 career games against the .

Braden Holtby enters tonight’s game with a 29-14-4 record, 3.00 GAA and .909 SV% in 47 games this season. Since the start of the 2012-13 campaign, the 28-year-old netminder leads the league in wins (205) and co-leads in shutouts (29). Holtby is 3-1-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .893 SV% in four career games vs. Anaheim.

Tonight’s contest wraps up the two-game season series between the Ducks and Caps, which opened with a 3-2 overtime victory for Washington at Capital One Arena on December 16. The Ducks have gone 16-12-6 all-time against the Capitals, including a 7-6-3 mark at Honda Center. Getzlaf leads active Ducks in career scoring vs. Washington with 18 points (6g/12a) in 15 games cheap authentic NHL jerseys. He also has seven points (2g/5a) in his last three games against the Caps since Feb. 11, 2017.