Notes from the victory; a mini-rant; playoff standings update.

The Ducks had never won eight straight at ArrowHonda PondCenter before Wednesday night, Jonas Hiller had never gotten an assist, and Roberto Luongo never looked so bad. OK, maybe once or twice while I wasn’t looking.



Here was Carlyle’s take on it:

“We were
fortunate that the puck found the net on a couple on him. The Moen shot I think
surprised him. Hes a world-class goalie, one of the elite goalies in the
league, and we were fortunate that he didnt have one of his better nights
tonight.”


Fair enough.A couple other milestones: It was Kent Huskins’ 100th NHL game, and Scott Niedermayer’s 200th as a Duck.

A mini-rant: Tonight Isaw, on separate occasions from separate fans, a pair of obscene gestures on FanCam. Who they were directed at, I have no clue. In the last home game against Montreal, I saw a Ducks fan giving The Finger to a Canadiens fan (at least that had some context) but still try to keep it classy, Ducks fans. There’s kids around.

The playoff standings:
1. DETROIT: 46-18-6; 98 points; 122 possible points; 12 games left (7 at home)
2. SAN JOSE: 41-21-8; 90 points; 111 possible points; 12 games left (7 at home)
3. CALGARY: 36-24-10; 82 points; 106 possible points; 12 games left (4 at home)

4. DALLAS: 42-25-5; 89 points; 109 possible points; 10 games left (5 at home)
5. DUCKS: 40-25-8; 88 points; 106 possible points; 9 games left (5 at home)
6. COLORADO: 38-27-6; 82 points; 104 possible points; 11 games left (6 at home)
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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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