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September 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
With fanfare and flourish, the latest artwork for the mask of Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller for this upcoming hockey season was unveiled on the website padstracker.com. It's just too bad that fans in Anaheim probably won't get to see the imaginative efforts by the creative minds at Switzerland's Airxess live and in person anytime soon (at least the way the current NHL labor talks are going). Prediction: They'll love the mask in Davos during those Swiss League games this season. NHLers Joe Thornton and Rick Nash played for HC Davos during the last NHL lockout in 2004-05, and the young Hiller happened to be the goalie, still a few years away from his NHL debut.
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April 27, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - Goaltender Jonas Hiller tried to make the best of the bad situation he had helped create through his shaky play in the last weeks of the regular season, but there were times uncertainty overtook him and despair crept in. He lost his starting job to rookie Frederik Andersen and for a while appeared to have dropped to third on the depth chart behind another rookie, John Gibson. He was the Ducks' forgotten man, left by the wayside as the Ducks forged to the top of the Western Conference and designated Andersen their playoff starter against the Dallas Stars.
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SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller is too sick to start Wednesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, putting his 14-game winning streak on hold before his team ventures to tough road games at Chicago and St. Louis. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Hiller was “flu-ish” earlier Wednesday as the goalie missed the morning skate at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, summoned back from minor league Norfolk after playing two weekend games following his Thursday win with the Ducks at Nashville, started Wednesday.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - The captain is hurt, the goalie is shaken, old demons are at the door. The top-seeded Ducks are now in a three-game fight for survival against an energetic, upset-minded Dallas Stars team that roared back Wednesday for a 4-2 victory to tie the Western Conference first-round playoff series at two games apiece. “It's all about us and our execution,” Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler said. “We're lying if we tell ourselves we've played our best hockey in any one of these four games.
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January 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
A sick Jonas Hiller missed Wednesday's morning skate and is a game-time decision to play goalie for the Ducks against the Vancouver Canucks, meaning his 14-game winning streak may be next put to the test Friday against defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago. Hiller “wasn't feeling good this morning, so we said, 'Stay home,' ” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Wednesday. “We'll know this afternoon, whether he still feels flu-ish or if he's good to go.” Rookie Frederik Andersen, the Ducks' winning goalie at Nashville on Thursday who had returned to minor-league Norfolk to play two weekend games, was recalled and was first off the ice at Wednesday's skate before fellow rookie John Gibson, indicating Andersen will start if Hiller's a no-go.
SPORTS
May 4, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Never had Jonas Hiller stood in goal for so long or faced 62 shots, each carrying the potential to swing the Ducks' second-round playoff series prohibitively toward the Red Wings. Back home in the Swiss League, playoff games that are tied after one overtime are settled by shootouts. Not so in the NHL. So before Sunday's first overtime -- and then the second and third -- he drank water to stay hydrated, ate bananas for energy and stayed calm.
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April 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn't expect to be in net. Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday's practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings. “I've had some sleepless nights … I've not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately.
SPORTS
May 5, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller wasn't sure how his body and mind would stand up to more than 100 minutes of tense, Tomas-Holmstrom-in-your-face playoff hockey Sunday at Detroit. Two people who know him well had no qualms at all. "There was not even an ounce of doubt in my mind," said Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who lost his starting job to Hiller late this season. "I know Jonas is ready. Was ready. He's put in the work that he needed to do. His technical game is as strong as anybody in the league.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller made 21 saves Wednesday as Switzerland opened the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament with a 1-0 victory over gritty Latvia, but he wasn't even the best goalie on the ice at Shayba Arena. Latvia's Edgars Masalskis, who plays professionally in Slovakia, was outstanding in making 38 saves and was beaten only because of a defensive breakdown by his teammates and an unfortunate deflection with 7.9 seconds left in the third period. Latvia had the puck but failed to get it in deep, a mistake that proved costly when Switzerland regained possession.
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April 6, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
EDMONTON, Canada -- Jonas Hiller will return as the Ducks' goalie here Sunday night after allowing four first-period goals on nine shots in the team's previous game. “It's nice when you don't have too much time to think about things that didn't go too well. You want to get back as soon as possible,” Hiller said following the team's morning skate at Rexall Place. “You overthink things [and] think about things you shouldn't think about. [It's] nice to go back out and focus on hockey.” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau expressed confidence in Hiller (29-12-7)
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April 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn't expect to be in net. Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday's practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings. “I've had some sleepless nights … I've not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
With an opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Pacific Division championship by beating the San Jose Sharks tonight, Ducks' 20-year-old rookie John Gibson was first off the ice at today's morning skate. Throughout the season, with the exception of a last-minute injury to former Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth, the goalie off the ice first has started that night's game. Gibson made his NHL debut Monday night in Vancouver, Canada, making 18 saves in a 3-0 shutout that was one of the Ducks' most complete efforts of the season.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
EDMONTON, Canada -- Jonas Hiller will return as the Ducks' goalie here Sunday night after allowing four first-period goals on nine shots in the team's previous game. “It's nice when you don't have too much time to think about things that didn't go too well. You want to get back as soon as possible,” Hiller said following the team's morning skate at Rexall Place. “You overthink things [and] think about things you shouldn't think about. [It's] nice to go back out and focus on hockey.” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau expressed confidence in Hiller (29-12-7)
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April 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Almost as impressively as the Nashville Predators hovered around the net Friday, the Ducks circled around their beaten veteran goaltender Jonas Hiller after a 5-2 trouncing at Honda Center. Hiller, returning from a three-game hiatus that Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hoped would enhance the goalie's sharpness for the approaching Stanley Cup playoffs, gave up four first-period goals on nine shots. After a 14-game win streak from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, Hiller is 6-8-3 since. SUMMARY: Nashville Predators 5, Ducks 2 He was replaced with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the period by the emerging rookie Frederik Andersen, who's gaining serious traction for playoff use with a 19-5 showing this season that included three consecutive wins in Hiller's absence.
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April 3, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Whether Frederik Andersen will start a fourth consecutive game as the Ducks' goalie Friday versus the Nashville Predators is something Coach Bruce Boudreau kept to himself Thursday. But when asked whether Andersen belongs in the conversation about NHL rookie of the year, Boudreau was far more forthcoming. "I would love just to hear his name mentioned," Boudreau said of the 6-foot-4, 230-pound backup, who won all three of those starts for the Pacific-Division leaders while Jonas Hiller rested.
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April 2, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Frederik Andersen will make a third consecutive start as Ducks' goalie Wednesday night, with Coach Bruce Boudreau saying he wants typical starter Jonas Hiller to get more rest as the Stanley Cup playoffs loom. “I was thinking [Hiller] was a little mentally tired coming back from the Olympics,” Boudreau said. “A good little rest of two or three games -- or even four -- might be apropos for him to get him back where he should be.” Hiller (29-11-7) won 14 consecutive games from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, but is 6-6-3 since and gave up four goals on 23 shots Friday night in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers, when the Ducks had 48 of 51 shots stopped by Ben Scrivens.
SPORTS
September 28, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Eventually there will come a time when Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller puts on his mask and plays against a team not named the Vancouver Canucks. Someday. For now, Hiller will have to be content to deal with all things Vancouver, facing the Canucks twice in five days. Then again, the Canucks were almost like different teams in those two games. Team B — or B-minus — on Saturday. What more closely resembled Team A was on exhibit in Anaheim on Wednesday night, testing the resolve and glove of Hiller.
SPORTS
January 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jonas Hiller needed 28 saves to win his 13th consecutive game Saturday, but his night was decided by watching his team strike for three goals in a 5-minute 10-second span during the second period. "When the guys score four, five goals every night, it's not too tough to win as a goalie," Hiller said. By beating the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3, at Jobing.com Arena to sweep the five-game season series against their division rival, the Ducks extended their team record of scoring four or more goals to six consecutive games, and improved their NHL-leading record to 34-8-5.
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March 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
CALGARY, Canada -- Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks' 7-2 loss to the Flames at the Saddledome two weeks earlier as a teamwide “embarrassment,” scored the game-winning goal with 5 minutes 19 seconds left in the third period. The Ducks (47-18-7) stared down not only a 2-1 deficit at the start of the third, but another round of relentless pressure from the young, rising Flames (30-36-7)
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February 28, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't one of the five on his team who won an Olympic medal in Russia. Friday night, Hiller and his defense-minded teammates had to settle for something else in their return from the Olympic break: a shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues, 1-0, at Honda Center. In addition to Hiller's 18 saves, the Ducks (42-14-5) blocked 27 shots and out-hit the Blues, 35-25, to conclude a three-game season sweep. SUMMARY: Ducks 1, St. Louis Blues 0 “That was some big men hitting each other, and I thought it was [like]
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