Home Cooking Proves Delicious for Ducks

Third-period goal gives Ducks 1-0 victory, 2-0 series lead in finals
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 31, 2007 4:32 AM CDT
Anaheim Ducks' Samuel Pahlsson (26) celebrates with teammate Rob Niedermayer after scoring on Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery during third period action in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Anaheim outshot Ottawa 31-16 at home in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, but had nothing to show for their advantage until Samuel Pahlsson scored the game's only goal with less than six minutes remaining. The series heads now to Ottawa, where the Senators will try to overcome a 2-0 series deficit.

Only one of 30 teams in history has surmounted such a deficit without home-court advantage.  Goalie Ray Emery was one of the few positives for the Canadian team, with two pad saves on shots by Ducks veteran Teemu Selanne, but Anaheim net-minder Jean-Sebastian Giguere excelled as well, recording his first shutout of the playoffs. (Read more NHL stories.)