Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau knows who his starting goaltender will be for Game 1 tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. His goalies also know who will be in net when the first round of the playoffs begins at the Honda Center. Their teammates probably know, too. Everyone else must wait and see. It could be Jonas Hiller. But it might be Viktor Fasth. Boudreau wouldn't say Monday. By the looks of it, Boudreau couldn't go wrong with either of them. Hiller was 15-6-4 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage plus one shutout in 26 games during the regular season. Fasth was 15-6-2 with a 2.18 GAA and a .921 save percentage plus four shutouts in 25 appearances. Hiller and Fasth pushed each other, enjoying a healthy competition during the lockout-compressed schedule. The starter's job was expected to be Hiller's when the season began, but he was injured in the opening weeks and Fasth made the most of his opportunity. So much so that Hiller raised his game, too. "In this last little stretch, 'Hilly' plays really well and gives up one goal in Edmonton and Viktor comes back and says, 'OK, I'll go and shut them out,' and 'Hilly' says, 'OK, I'm going to play well and win in Vancouver,'" Boudreau said. "It's a good push, but they're good friends. "
Coach Bruce Boudreau mum on Game 1 starting goaltender
L.A. Daily News | Apr 30