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. AnaheimDucks.com is showcasing the top 30 moments from the season that was. Here is the second to last installment - moments 6-10.
10. February 1, 2008 at St. Louis
Continuing his assault on Anaheim's record book, goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere establishes a new club mark for career shutouts in a 1-0 shootout loss at St. Louis.
Stopping all 20 shots he faced through 65 minutes for his 28th shutout in a Ducks uniform, Giguere was finally beat by Andy McDonald (in his first game against the Ducks since being traded) and Brad Boyes in a shootout for a heartbreaking defeat.
Giguere Sets Career Shutout Record
9. January 27, 2008 at Atlanta
At the 56th NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, the Ducks have plenty of representation with a league-high and franchise-record four players on the Western Conference team.
After Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Pronger are announced as All-Stars, Scott Niedermayer and Corey Perry also join them as additions to the team. While the West loses 8-7, the four Ducks combine for two goals, three points and a plus-six rating in the game.
Flock of Ducks Play in 56th All-Star Game
8. April 18, 2008 vs. Dallas
In what would be their final game at Honda Center during the 2007-08 season, the Ducks play their best contest of the playoffs with a 5-2 defeat of Dallas in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Beginning with Corey Perry's goal 8:25 into the game, five separate Ducks light the lamp in victory and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stands on his head with 40 saves against the Stars to force a Game 6 at Dallas.
Ducks Erupt for Five Goals in Game 5 Win
7. March 26, 2008 vs. Los Angeles6. September 29-30, 2007 vs.
In a brilliant performance by Jonas Hiller, the Ducks best the rival Kings 2-1 in a shootout to clinch a playoff berth for the third straight year (a record), win the inaugural Freeway Face-Off series and capture their 10th straight home victory (a record and best in the NHL in 2007-08).
In the game, Hiller makes 31 saves and five other stops in the shootout, but none is more memorable than his denial of Alexander Frolov with 17 seconds left in regulation.
Hiller Dazzles in Playoff-Clinching Win
Los Angeles (at London, England)
In the first regular season games ever played in Europe, the Ducks open the 2007-08 season with back-to-back games against rival Los Angeles in London, England as part of NHL Premiere.
Dropping the first game 4-1
, the Ducks responded one night later by defeating the Kings 4-1
behind a pair of Corey Perry
goals and Jonas Hiller
's first career win. Ducks Open Season Abroad Win Game 2
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