Giguere, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy last year, is 13-25-5
with a 2.64 goals-against average. But he has won two of his
last three starts after Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Los
Angeles Kings. Sergei Fedorov, who did not miss the playoffs in
any of his 13 seasons in Detroit, scored two goals and set up
another and Giguere made 41 saves.
Anaheim is 11th in the West, nine points behind the Kings for
the eighth and final playoff spot.
Minnesota is two points behind Anaheim and halted a three-game
losing streak with Sunday's 3-3 tie against the Carolina
Hurricanes. Andrei Zyuzin and Marian Gaborik scored 31 seconds
apart in the third period to give the Wild the lead, but Manny
Fernandez gave up a goal to Ron Francis with 4:15 left in
The Ducks and Wild skated to a 1-1 tie in Minnesota on November
30. On January 23, Vaclav Prospal recorded his first career hat
trick and defenseman Niclas Havelid added four assists as the
Ducks erupted for a team-record five third-period goals en route
to a 6-2 home win over the Wild.