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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

Friday.

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

Vancouver.

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.

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