Curtis McElhinney has been involved in so many special deliveries lately that he might as well put on a UPS uniform. Last month he left the Ducks during an East Coast trip to witness the birth of daughter Jaxen. Saturday he was summoned into the net after a strange illness hit Jonas Hiller. McElhinney turned in his second career shutout, and Corey Perry became the first Ducks player to score all three goals in a victory, a 3-0 defeat of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. The Ducks got out of frigid Denver with a 10-4 record without captain Ryan Getzlaf, and McElhinney might have smiled the widest. "I feel good right now," McElhinney said. "I feel comfortable. Guys did a good job there ... it's good. It's fun. It's nice to get an opportunity like that." The best of McElhinney's 25 saves came late with a terrific right skate denial on Adam Foote, and he held ground when Colorado kept the puck in his zone for nearly 90 seconds in the end.
Perry helps Ducks breathe easier
Orange County Register | Feb 6