The difference in this game was theaforementioned performance of J-S Giguere; if you exclude the two goals he allowed in the first period (on the Islanders’ first seven shots), this is a spectacular goalie duel between Jonas Hiller and Jann Danis.
A bummer of a defeat, for sure, since it may have dropped the Ducks out of the current playoff picture. They are currently tied for the final playoff spot, two points ahead of Minnesota and three ahead of Columbus, but Minnesota has three games in hand and Columbus has two.
The lines for this game were, for the third straight a game, a veritable hodgepodge of forwards:
The good news for the Ducks? Six days before their next game, Jan. 27 in Phoenix.