Ducks’ Hiller looks to stymie Oilers

Anaheim (17-12-3) at Edmonton (14-14-2), 9:00 p.m. EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) — Backup goaltender Jonas Hiller
will start his second straight contest when the Anaheim Ducks
begin a five-game road trip against the Edmonton Oilers on

Hiller made 27 saves in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss against the New York
Rangers in place of starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere, whose father
died on Monday.

Giguere is expected to rejoin the team ahead of Monday’s game in

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After going 5-0-0 with two shutouts in seven games in November,
Hiller has struggled a bit lately, posting a 2.46 goals-against
average in losing all four of his starts in December.

The Oilers, meanwhile, have won only two of their last nine
games (2-5-2) at home, including a 9-2 drubbing by the Chicago
Blackhawks on Tuesday. One night later, Edmonton lost for the
third time in four games, dropping a 4-2 decision at Vancouver.