The only thing standing between this first preseason loss and been blown out was Andrew Raycroft, who was outstanding in the second period when the Ducks outshot the 'Nucks 15-6, with the combined two period totals registering 24-11. Cory PerryÆs tip-in goal as he went to the net hard and was not picked up by the defense surely could not be placed on Raycroft, as he was in position but had no help. Raycroft was turning back the Ducks as they seem to come in waves, with grade "A" chances by Andrew Ebbett, Brendan Mikkelson, and Petteri Nokelainen, just to name a few. It was like the whole Anaheim team was taking turns doing practice drills on the Canuck goalie. AnaheimÆs Ryan WhitneyÆs slap shot from the point gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead and made it look like the nightùand, along with it, ...
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