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Ryan Miller had to come in cold when John Gibson was forced to leave the Ducks’ game against the Winnipeg Jets late in the third period. And the veteran netminder was hot when it counted.

Miller stopped all five of Winnipeg’s tries in the shootout and Adam Henrique provided the only goal to lift the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Jets before a sellout crowd at Honda Center on Thursday night.

Henrique finally converted past Jets star goalie Connor Hellebuyck and Miller,Authentic Emmitt Smith Jersey, who didn’t face a shot on goal after relieving Gibson, Patrik Laine,Womens Dez Bryant Jersey, stopped Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault after turning away Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler and Matt Hendricks.

“Obviously,Authentic Harrison Smith Jersey, it’s a tough situation for the goalie,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “He goes in cold and then doesn’t see a shot until the shootout. But he’s a veteran guy and I don’t think too much fazes him. He just goes in and goes about his business.

“That’s one of the strengths when you have a player that has the kind of background and that experience behind him. He’s not going to look at it as anything overwhelming.Authentic Chidobe Awuzie Jersey, He’s just going to go in and do his job.”

Miller got the win despite not facing a single shot. The Ducks had all six that were on goal in a five-minute overtime they dominated by keeping possession of the puck and repeatedly changing their personnel against the Jets.,In a rare instance

But it took the shootout before the Ducks (24-17-9) secured their fourth win on a five-game homestand heading into the All-Star break. They’ve got 57 points, which ties them with the Kings, Minnesota and Colorado. Colorado has played the fewest games and holds the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.

“Shootout stuff,Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey, you’re paying attention to the league and you’re watching,” said Miller, who has long stood out in the league’s one-on-one skills duel. “Hopefully you get to access that information like tonight. I thought it helped me out on a few of the guys where I needed to kind of know what they’re up to.”

who boasts a 26-6-7 record and top-five numbers in goals-against average and save percentage that have him in the Vezina Trophy conversation.,Henrique provided the difference with a quick move up the middle of the ice and a successful backhand try to get the only shot past Hellebuyck

“You can see the tendencies a little bit, I think,” Henrique said. “It was just one I’m comfortable with. Every other move, was a deke low or something. I was thinking, maybe a shot or try that. Just make sure I get it up. Obviously, Millsy made huge saves throughout the shootout. … Found a way to get the extra point.”

Miller’s services were needed after Gibson had to leave the game with 6:40 left in regulation when Wheeler lost an edge when skating toward the net and collided with the goalie. Gibson had made 24 saves until that point. Carlyle did not have an update on his status.

A shootout was fitting as neither team was willing to give in to the other. When one took the lead, the other didn’t take long to square it back up. The third period played out as evenly as the first two. The Ducks dominated overtime but misfired on some shot attempts and saw others stopped by Hellebuyck, who had 36 saves.

Ryan Kesler gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead with a bad-angle shot that got past Hellebuyck’s left shoulder after winning a puck battle with Perreault. The Ducks enjoyed that advantage for a mere 31 seconds.

Jack Roslovic picked an ideal time to get his first NHL goal. The Jets’ first-round draft pick in 2015 was in the right spot to hammer a shot into the net after Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf cleared the puck away as it headed toward the goal line. Getzlaf went after it as Gibson couldn’t secure Patrik Laine’s shot.

the Ducks played even with the Central Division-leading Jets through two periods. The teams each turned the scoreboard twice and traded leads.,Womens Taco Charlton Jersey,In need of points

Laine put Winnipeg up first at the 3:25 mark by jumping on a turnover as the Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa made a bad pass to Ryan Getzlaf, who made the play worse by letting the puck get away from him. Laine,Womens Chidobe Awuzie Jersey, who was the Calder Trophy runner-up to Toronto’s Auston Matthews, got his 22nd goal.

securing it and beating Hellebuyck with a wrist shot as he was being hooked by Laine.,Authentic Dez Bryant Jersey,But the Ducks continue to get high-level play from Henrique. Henrique got his ninth goal in 25 games with them by poking the puck away from Laine in the Jets’ zone

Henrique’s line put the Ducks into the lead to open the second. Applying some pressure in front of Hellebuyck, Jakob Silfverberg slid the puck over to Henrique and a shot off the pass hit Nick Ritchie and dribbled into the net. It gave Ritchie his first goal since Nov. 25,Womens Trevor Siemian Jersey, ending a 23-game drought.

“I feel good,” Henrique said. “Really,Authentic Teddy Bridgewater Jersey, I’ve felt great about my game. I feel like I’m creating opportunities and confident with the puck all over the ice. Things seem to have come as of late, ever since I’ve been here, too. I’ve been able to build some chemistry with some guys now.”

setting up a 2-on-0 situation with teammate Brandon Tanev.,Womens Harrison Smith Jersey,The edge lasted all of two minutes and a few seconds. Ritchie tried to backhand the puck out of his zone but Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba stepped in front of it and kept the play alive in the Anaheim zone

the Ducks’ leading scorer.,Trouba got Gibson to commit toward a possible shot and gave Tanev a pass that the forward deposited into the net. Hellebuyck kept it tied until the third with a strong save on Rickard Rakell

“It was a pretty tight game,Authentic Trevor Siemian Jersey,” Henrique said. “We knew they were going to come out hard and play a fast-paced game. We knew we had to be ready for that. I thought we did a good job throughout the game, building within the 60 minutes and sticking with our game plan.

who is in line to be the new offensive play caller.,The Jets are re-shaping their offensive staff in the wake of firing coordinator John Morton. The Daily News has learned that Gang Green has reached out to former Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to be their offensive line coach/run-game coordinator to assist Jeremy Bates

Bates and Dennison worked together in Denver for three seasons. Although Dennison was the Broncos offensive coordinator in 2008, Bates was the play caller. The Jets fired offensive line coach Steve Marshall on Wednesday, who was the Broncos offensive line coach from 2006-08, creating a void that Dennison, could fill.

the Jets have had discussions with former Titans coach Steve Jackson to fill their vacant defensive backs coach vacancy. The News reported last week that Daylon McCutcheon and the team mutually parted ways so that he could be closer to his family in California. ,On the other side of the ball

shutting down opponent’s top offerings.,The news is a devastating blow for the Jets. Trouba has formed one half of the team’s top defensive pairing with Josh Morrissey

who is nursing an upper-body ailment after getting drilled from behind by San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl a game before Trouba’s injury.,The mess is compounded by the absence of fellow d-man Dmitry Kulikov

but the Jets will instead start the second half of the season atop the Central Division standings.,The Jets have dealt with major injuries in impressive fashion this season. They could have taken a nosedive when Mark Scheifele went down with a shoulder injury for two months

This isn’t to say they’d be comfortable if more injuries pile up.

and now have two of their top six defensemen sitting in sickbay.,Womens Teddy Bridgewater Jersey,The Jets are already without Adam Lowry on the front end

which will be beneficial.,The Jets will look to rookie Tucker Poolman to soften the blow. Poolman has played in 13 games this year and offers a stay-at-home style

Winnipeg is back in action Tuesday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning to start a season-long 10-game homestand at Bell MTS Place.
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