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Don’t Expect Too Much Offense

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
The Ducks didn't get much going offensively – halfway through the game, they'd mustered only five shots on goal – but three in a row eluded Kiprusoff, and no one could remember when that had happened before, if ever. Against Calgary, a three-goal lead halfway through the match is usually enough to put away the lowest-scoring team in the NHL playoffs. Instead, Giguere gave up two quick ones – and suddenly, it was a game again. It was a sloppy game, a tentative game and a whistle-happy game, but it was a game again - and it wasn't decided until Sami Pahlsson rifled home a third-period insurance goal for the Ducks that stood up as the winner after Flames' rookie defenceman Dion Phaneuf scored for Calgary late on the power play. From there, the Ducks turned to their No. 1 defence pair of Scott Niedermayer and Francois Beauchemin to shut the door on Calgary. The two are as unlikely a pair as there is in today's NHL, coming as they do from opposite sides of the fence.

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