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O, Canada ... and Columbus

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Right before the All-Star break, the Ducks went out on a four-game road trip that proved to be successful. The club came away with three wins in four games, which made it 10 wins in the previous 13 games overall for Anaheim. This particular trek has been kind to the team, as they went a perfect 4-for-4 on the same exact voyage in October 2008. Here is a closer look at the four-game, seven-day trip.

January 18
Scotiabank Place
Ducks Get Past Sens in Shootout

Jonas Hiller recorded 39 saves and stopped all three shootout attempts from Ottawa in leading Anaheim to a 2-1 victory. Bobby Ryan converted in the shootout for the Ducks and Corey Perry scored his team-leading 24th goal of the season in the win. Recap | Photos | Video

Ducks with ties to Ottawa
Andy Sutton - played 18 games with Senators in 2009-10

About the city of Ottawa
The capital of Canada, Ottawa is blessed with more farmland than any other city in Canada and its farming revenues are more than Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary combined. Ottawa hosts more than 35 major festivals per year – including the Tulip Festival, Bluesfest, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, International Jazz Festival and Winterlude.
Ottawa is one of Canada's younger cities, with half of the population under the age of 38.
January 20
Air Canada Centre

Ducks Downed by Maple Leafs
After getting an early lead in Toronto, the Ducks surrendered four answered goals and were defeated by the Maple Leafs 5-2. Dan Sexton and Brandon McMillan each lit the lamp for Anaheim in the loss, but former Ducks goaltender J.S. Giguere stopped everything else in leading the Maple Leafs to victory. Recap | Photos | Video

Ducks with ties to Toronto
Matt Beleskey - played 3 games with Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2009-10
Jason Blake - played 3 seasons with Maple Leafs from 2007-10

About the city of Toronto
The largest city in Canada, Toronto (population – over 2.5 million) is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame and the world's third tallest free-standing structure (the CN Tower - 1,815 feet tall). Consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Toronto was recognized by UNESCO as the most ethically-diverse city in the world.

January 22
Bell Centre
Ducks Prevail for Shootout Win in Koivu's Return to Montreal

Bobby Ryan scored a goal in regulation and the game-winner in a shootout to lift the Ducks past Montreal for a 4-3 victory in Saku Koivu's much-anticipated return to the city. Cam Fowler and Corey Perry also scored goals for Anaheim in the victory.  Recap | Photos | Video

Ducks with ties to Montreal
Kyle Chipchura - played 3 seasons with Canadiens from 2007-10
Saku Koivu - played 13 seasons with Canadiens from 1995-2009
Maxim Lapierre -played 6 seasons with Canadiens from 2005-2011
Paul Mara - played 1 season with the Canadiens in 2009-10

About city of Montreal
Montreal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (behind only Paris, France). After New York, Montreal has the highest number of restaurants, per capita, in North America. The original name of the city was Ville-Marie or "City of Mary." The city takes its present name from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city.

January 25
Nationwide Arena
Ducks Head to Break with Win
Anaheim completed a successful road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Teemu Selanne, Cam Fowler and Jason Blake each scored goals, while Jonas Hiller recorded 35 saves in the win for Anaheim, who will now take a week off for the All-Star break.  Recap | Photos | Video

Ducks with ties to Columbus or Ohio
Ryan Getzlaf - played 10 playoff games with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) in 2004-05
Joffrey Lupul - played 2 seasons with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) from 2003-2005
Todd Marchant - played 2 seasons with Blue Jackets from 2003-2005
Corey Perry - played 3 playoff games with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) in 2004-05
Sheldon Brookbank - Played 2 seasons with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) from 2003-05

About the city of Columbus
Columbus is the state capital and largest city of Ohio. Fifty percent of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.
The American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus. Ohio State University, the nation's largest campus, is located in Columbus. Columbus earned one of its nicknames, "The Arch City", because of the dozens of wooden arches that spanned High Street at the turn of the 20th century.
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