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Andersen makes 38 saves, Ducks shut out Bruins

Goaltender is perfect in four career decisions vs. Boston

by Abbey Mastracco / Correspondent

Andersen stones Bergeron's tip

BOS@ANA: Anderson makes pad save on tip in front

3/18/16: Patrice Bergeron redirects a pass on goal, but Frederik Andersen slides to his left for a nice pad save in the 2nd

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ANAHEIM -- Goaltender Frederik Andersen's scheduled night off turned into one to remember when he made 38 saves to help the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Friday at Honda Center.

Andersen, who took John Gibson's spot in the goalie rotation after Gibson came down with the flu on Thursday, earned his second shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. He's 4-0-0 against Boston in his career and is 9-1-0 in his past 10 starts.

"He was outstanding tonight," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Both goalies are pushing each other to be better every night, and when that happens you're going to be successful."

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Avalanche rally to defeat Flames, boost playoff hopes

NHL News and Notes @NHL

Carl Soderberg
(1-0-1) tied the game at 9:09 of the third period and Mikkel Boedker (0-1-1) scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Colorado Avalanche overcome deficits of 1-0 and 3-1 and earn their fifth victory in seven games.

* The Avalanche, who moved three points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, play the Wild once more in their remaining 10 games: March 26 at Pepsi Center. Minnesota has won three of their first four head-to-head matchups this season (MIN: 3-0-1, COL: 1-3-0).

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Ducks get Bieksa back against Bruins

Defenseman had lower-body injury; Beleskey makes return to Anaheim

by Abbey Mastracco / Correspondent

BRUINS (39-24-8) at DUCKS (38-22-9)


ANAHEIM -- Kevin Bieksa will return for the Anaheim Ducks when they host the Boston Bruins in the final game of a three-game homestand on Friday at Honda Center.

The defenseman was injured a week ago at the St. Louis Blues and missed two games with a lower-body injury. Bieksa said he would have been able to play on Wednesday against the the New York Rangers, but was held out for an extra game as a precaution. 

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