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Giguere, Ducks look to bounce back against Panthers

Florida (4-8-1) at Anaheim (9-6-1), 8:00 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Anaheim Ducks aren't going

to let a tough loss put a damper on the hot streak that had

eased the sting of a poor start.

Looking to bounce back from a defeat, the Ducks can win for the

ninth time in 11 games when they host the struggling Florida

Panthers on Sunday.

After beginning with one win in its first six games, Anaheim won

eight of nine before falling to the Pacific Division rival

Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Friday. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere

was pulled midway through the second period in favor of backup

Jonas Hiller after putting the Ducks in a 4-1 hole.

The owner of a 2.12 goals-against average last season, Giguere

has given up four or more goals eight times this season over 14

starts and has a shoddy 3.06 GAA.

Similar to the Ducks' start to the season, things could not be

any worse for the Panthers. They have dropped six straight,

with half of those losses coming by one goal. To make matters

worse, they have scored just nine times in that span.

Florida was burned by its former captain, Olli Jokinen, and the

Phoenix Coyotes, 4-1, in its latest game on Saturday. The

Panthers dealt Jokinen, their top scorer every season since

2002-03, to Phoenix in June after the Finn became the

franchise's all-time points leader with 419.

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