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Hiller Lost His ‘A’ Game

from Eric Stephens at NHL.com,

...on Thursday night, Hiller’s “A” game was nowhere to be found. Johan Franzen and Marian Hossa each scored twice—once each on stoppable shots—to punch a hole in Hiller’s mystique and Mikael Samuelsson’s early third-period goal ended his night. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, a former Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who lost the No. 1 job late in the regular season, saw his first postseason action after Hiller had his worst night of the playoffs.

“We just weren’t good enough as a team, and the goalie is part of that,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said….

“It was sure not my best game,” Hiller said. “The pucks just went through me, which shouldn’t happen. You can’t have your ‘A’ game every day.”...

“He was playing really well for them,” Hossa said. “Tonight, we finally got him going and we found a way to score on him. After that, they made a change on the goalies. You keep putting pucks at his feet and good things will happen.”

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added 8:29am, At AnaheimDucks.com, you can read some post-game quotes from both sides, stuff like this…

Francois Beauchemin:  We kind of beat ourselves tonight. They played well, but at the same time we didn’t do the things we wanted to do.

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