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The Anaheim Ducks Even Their Series At Two, John Gibson Is The Star Of The Game

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

 Andrew Cogliano glanced over during pregame at the 20-year-old goalie about to start in their biggest game yet of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks forward was amazed.

John Gibson had the look of a kid who could have just as well been anywhere else in the world but at Staples Center before his first-ever NHL playoff game.

"I've never seen a goalie like him, really," Cogliano said. "He's really calm. Before the game, it looked like he was getting ready for a preseason game.

"You get a little scared when you're looking at him preparing," Cogliano said, chuckling. "And then he goes out and plays like that."

And then he goes out at 20 years, 330 days old and becomes the youngest goalie in NHL history to record a shutout in his playoff debut and the youngest to win a playoff game since Montreal Canadiens star Carey Price did back in 2008, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

continued and below, watch Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau talk to the team after the 2-0 victory...

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