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Away for the Holidays: A Closer Look at the Ducks' Trip

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

For 19 days, up until New Year's Eve, the Ducks will not play a game at Honda Center. The club is out on a season-long, seven-game trip that begins in the nation's capital and concludes in the Valley of the Sun.

Here is a closer look at the trip:

December 15
Verizon Center
Ducks Top Caps in OT to Start Road Trip

Ryan Getzlaf whipped in the game-winner during extra time to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory at Washington. Joffrey Lupul also scored on the power play, while Jonas Hiller stopped 31-of-32 shots in the win. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to the Capitals or Washington D.C.
Randy Carlyle (assistant coach with Capitals 2002-04)

About Washington D.C.
Washington the capital of the United States of America and the home to the White House. Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant designed the city in 1791, the first American city to be planned. It is also known as District of Columbia. The city of Washington, D.C. was named after George Washington and the District was named in memory of Christopher Columbus. The National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are all located in Washington D.C.

December 16
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Comeback Falls Short for Ducks in Loss to Islanders

Joffrey Lupul and Jason Blake scored goals for the Ducks, but the club could not come back from an early three-goal deficit and lost on the road to the Islanders 3-2.  Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to the Islanders or Long Island

Jason Blake (played with Islanders 2000-07)
Andy Sutton (played with Islanders 2007-10)

About Long Island
Long Island is the largest island among the 48 contiguous states. Long Island is the most populated island in the United States and the 17th most populated island in the world. The island is 118 miles long and 12 to 23 miles wide and splits into two peninsulas at its ends. Long Island is located just east of Manhattan on the southeastern tip of New York State.

December 18

RBC Center
Ducks Downed by Canes

Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals and the Ducks made it interesting late before falling on the road 4-2 at Carolina.  Recap | Photos

About the city of Raleigh
Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina and and the second-largest city in the state. It is known as the city of oaks for its many oak trees. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, an English aristocrat, poet, writer and soldier, who popularized tobacco in England. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill make up the three historical primary cities of the Reseach Triangle Metropolitan region. The regional nickname "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park.

December 20
TD Garden
Ducks Blank Bruins

Jonas Hiller recorded his second shutout of the season with 45 saves to lead the Ducks in a 3-0 victory over the Bruins at TD Garden.  Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Boston or Massachusetts
Jason Blake (played with Lowell (AHL) 2000-01
Nick Bonino (played with Boston University 2007-10)
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Lowell (AHL) 2007-08)
Andreas Lilja (played with Lowell (AHL) 2000-01)
Paul Mara (played with Bruins 2006-07 and Belmont Hill High School 1994-96)
Aaron Voros (played with Lowell (AHL) 2006-07)

About the city of Boston
Boston is the
capital and largest city in Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "capital" of New England for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. Boston is home to the nation's first public park, called The Boston Commons (1640). The first public library was established in Boston in 1653 and the first subway was established in 1897.

December 21
HSBC Arena
Ducks Go Into Break with Loss

Corey Perry scored two power play goals (his team-leading 18th and 19th tallies of the season) for the Ducks, but they trailed the entire way in a 5-2 loss on the road to the Sabres. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Buffalo
Toni Lydman (played with Sabres 2005-10)
Todd Marchant (born in Buffalo)

About the city of Buffalo
Boston is second-most populous city in the state of New York after New York City. The city was founded in 1789, as a small trading community near Buffalo Creek. By 1900, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the country. The city went on to become a major railroad hub and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The city is located on the Niagara River, the river that connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. USA Today named Buffalo the "friendliest city" in the nation in 2001.

December 26
Staples Center
Second Period Haunts Ducks in 4-1 Defeat

Matt Beleskey scored his first goal of the season for the Ducks, but the Kings racked up four tallies in the middle frame and defeated Anaheim 4-1 at Staples Center. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Los Angeles
Jason Blake (played with Kings 1998-2001)
Andreas Lilja (played with Kings 2000-03)
George Parros (played with Kings 2005-06)
Lubomir Visnovsky (played with Kings 2000-08)

About the city of Los Angeles
More than 24 million people come to Los Angeles for their vacations every year. The city flower is the bird of paradise and the city tree is the coral tree. Los Angeles has more than 80 stage theaters and 300 museums, more than any other U.S. city. The port of Los Angeles is the busiest in the United States and one of the busiest in the world.

December 28
Ducks Finish Off Road Trip on Winning Note

One day after having a players meeting, the Ducks came out on fire and scored three goals in the first period at Phoenix before holding on for a 3-1 victory. Corey Perry, Luca Sbisa and Joffrey Lupul each scored, while Jonas Hiller made 31 saves. Recap | Photos

About the city of Phoenix
Phoenix is the United States' sixth-largest city. The city has a population of almost 1.3 million. Greater Phoenix has a population of 2.8 million. The average annual high temperature is 85 degrees. Phoenix averages 300 sun-filled days a year. Greater Phoenix is home to 190-plus golf courses. The city is home to the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain Park covers 20,000 acres. Six lakes are located within a 75-mile drive of Phoenix.
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