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Youth movement: Ducks go back to rookie goalie John Gibson for key Game 5 vs LA Kings

Sunday, 05.11.2014 / 6:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Youth movement: Ducks go back to rookie goalie John Gibson for key Game 5 vs LA Kings

ANAHEIM, Calif. - When John Gibson flew across the continent from Newfoundland a few days ago, he knew there was a good chance he would make his NHL post-season debut shortly after he finally landed in Southern California.

The Anaheim Ducks' 20-year-old goalie didn't exactly fidget in his seat or claw at the armrest, though.

"I got some sleep," Gibson said.

Gibson is not the type of guy who is easily disturbed, and he woke up the NHL when he arrived in the Stanley Cup playoffs, shutting out the Los Angeles Kings on the road Saturday to even the series.

The prodigy from Pittsburgh will get another chance in Game 5 on Monday night when the Ducks see how far they can go with a goalie who yawns at his youth and inexperience.

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