The locals just go Wild in Minnesota

COREY PERRY scored against the Minnesota Wild as the Anaheim Ducks prevailed 4-0 on Tuesday night the road. It was the team’s third win in four games  (Bridget Samuels photo).

Introducing the new, improved Anaheim Ducks.

The rapidly sinking team from Orange County has now become one of the most buoyant teams in the National Hockey League with three wins in four games since the All-Star break.

On Tuesday, it was a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Wild in the Gopher State. The Ducks are now 24-27-9, good for a fifth place tie in the Pacific Division.

Ryan Miller has 32 saves for the Ducks, and the offense got goals from four players. Jakob Silfverberg scored the first Anaheim goal at 4:22 of the second period and the team killed two penalties then got third period goals from Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler. The fourth tally was an empty-net goal by Hampus Lindholm in the final minute of the game.’

“We stayed together, and it’s reflected in the way we’ve been in playing in the defensive zone and other areas,” Miller said. “When everyone can commit to what they need to do, it sorts itself out. The boys did a nice job.”

Next up for the Ducks will be a game Friday in Calgary to take on the Flames (36-16-7, 79 points), the division leader.

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