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Top 30 Moments: 16-20

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The 2007-08 season for the Anaheim Ducks is in the books. Beginning in London and ultimately ending in disappointment against Dallas in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Ducks' attempt to defend their Stanley Cup title had plenty of memories along the way. is showcasing the top 30 moments from the season that was. Here is the third installment - moments 16-20.

20. February 12, 2008 at Colorado
The longest continuous road trip in Ducks history (eight games, 15 days) came to an end with a 2-1 victory at Colorado.

Following Teemu Selanne's first goal of the season to tie the game in the second period, Samuel Pahlsson rams in a rebound with 4:21 left to decide the game. After a rocky start (0-2-1), the Ducks complete the long road jaunt with five straight victories.

Long Trip Concludes with Fifth Straight Win

19. February 22, 2008 vs. St. Louis
For the first time since being traded on Dec. 14, 2007 (for Doug Weight, Michal Birner and other considerations), Andy McDonald returns to Honda Center as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

Previously a Duck since 2000, McDonald is first greeted with a stirring video tribute and then an overtime 2-1 defeat when Samuel Pahlsson beats Blues goalie Manny Legace 32 seconds into the extra period.

Ducks Welcome Back Andy Mac  

18. November 1, 2007 vs. Columbus
After missing the first 13 games of the season with a broken ankle, defenseman Mathieu Schneider makes his Ducks debut and pays immediate dividends against Columbus.

Called upon in a shootout for the first time in his career, Schneider is the only player to convert for either team after his wrister trickles off Blue Jackets goalie Fredik Norrena to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory. "I would have never imagined that finish," Schneider said afterwards.

Welcome to the Ducks, Mathieu Schneider

17. January 13, 2008 vs. San Jose
Entering the game with a 10-game road winning streak (second all-time in NHL history), San Jose came close to adding to that mark before the Ducks turned in an epic comeback victory.

Down 3-2 with 27.7 left in the game, the Ducks got a big break when Doug Weight's slapper deflected off Alexei Semenov's skate to tie the game. Just 33 seconds into overtime, Francois Beauchemin would seal a 4-3 win with a one-timer past Sharks rookie Thomas Greiss.

Comeback Ends San Jose's Road Streak

16. March 30, 2008 vs. Dallas
With a raise of his glove after stopping Dallas' Jere Lehtinen in a shootout to preseve a crucial 3-2 Ducks victory, Jean-Sebastien Giguere signaled a new club record for home wins.

After adding another win at Honda Center on April 6 against Phoenix, the Ducks finished the year with 28 home wins, surpassing the previous mark (26) set in the each of the last two seasons.

Ducks Set New Club Record for Home Wins

Previous Top 30 Moments of 2007-08

Moments 21-25

Moments 26-30

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