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Who’s In Goal For The Ducks?

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn’t expect to be in net.

Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday’s practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings.

“I’ve had some sleepless nights … I’ve not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately. You can ask my wife,” Hiller said after Monday’s team practice in Anaheim.

Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he expects to finalize his decision about who will start Game 1 by Tuesday, and it probably will be 20-win rookie Frederik Andersen, who beat the Kings on Saturday.

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pautna's avatar

Going on a cup run with questionable goalies? Nice!!

Posted by pautna on 04/15/14 at 09:37 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Hiller has been solid in the playoffs in the last. It seems kind of absurd to not at least give him the first crack despite his recent play.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 04/15/14 at 10:15 AM ET

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