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Ducks start four-game trip against Minnesota

They look to rebound from loss in season opener to Sharks, with many issues to iron out.

October 06, 2009|Mark Medina

AT MINNESOTA

When: 6 PDT.

Where: Xcel Energy Center.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.

Records: Ducks 0-1-0, Wild 0-1-0.

Record vs. Wild (2008-09): 2-2-0.

Update: After allowing the Sharks to score three of their first four goals in the first 20 minutes in a season-opening loss Saturday, second-line center Saku Koivu said, "It wasn't the performance we were looking for." It probably won't be any easier for the Ducks, who begin a four-game trip today in Minnesota. The Wild has won seven openers in a row. Meanwhile, Anaheim has many issues to iron out. They include establishing a defensive identity without Chris Pronger and Francois Beauchemin, addressing a goalie competition between Jonas Hiller and Jean-Sebastien Giguere and solidifying a new second-line that includes off-season acquisitions Joffrey Lupul and Koivu.

-- Mark Medina

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