Damon Andrews q&a with Ducks Announcers
I'm welcome back in the go back to hockey game for the Sharks ducks hit a playoff series has been unconventional to say the least. And from all we go deep down to the hottest senator to bring in the guys with the golf for the -- side of things that's John airs at. Brian Hayward gentlemen I didn't do and are you ready for some hockey this evening. Absolutely are looking forward to this one guy that should be a great game tonight this is mine mine -- the deciding game of the series I think. Whoever wins tonight is gonna win it. Delaware we talk about home ice there really hasn't been there for either team that's far. The visiting team take in the game but when it comes to the particular games 12 and three. Why do you expect a big play out tonight in his momentum any fact here in this series. I think momentum is always a factor come this time a year it's really no surprise for us that the ducks have struggled at home. They've only lost one game here in this playoff series so far. But it's been a topical for the in this building all season long and sometimes easy this time year when you're the road teams simplifying things just makes a little easier. Sure seems to be the case and has certainly has been in this series -- the interesting thing you know from in Anaheim Ducks perspective is this. They don't think they've played well in any game so far and so they think that there's a lot of room for growth if you wealth. And they're looking to play their best game obviously. Tonight as for the Sharks it's been interesting because when you fall back plan a couple of games in the series you make all kinds of adjustments and I thought that every adjustment that McClelland made. Prior to game three paid off for himself well Anaheim to the team that makes all the adjustments going into the start this going to be interesting to see. You guys as you see how this game sets up tonight I know. The ducks crowd is going to be pumped up ready to take the Sox right out of the game from the gate golf. But it seems like the ducks have really fed off of the opposition crowd as did the Sharks in game three. In terms of goals scored how does that play out because. The ducks came in obviously as a bit of an underdog although -- series you know there's so familiar with each -- you really doesn't matter but in terms of the goals are you surprised at the amount of shots in the amount of -- except that it hit the back -- the -- in terms of -- -- goal for the Anaheim Ducks. Well I wouldn't necessarily say were surprised Anaheim's -- a good offensive season -- here. You made a great point the players told me the first couple games in San Jose the building is loud. And they fed off of that energy -- -- Todd McLellan lights delight in the game get a ten minute game to begin the game and then the fifteen inning game thereafter. And both teams when they've been at home of expected the ten minute game at the beginning to build their way. It hasn't really because to this point the team that scored first has won all three games. What I find interesting about this series is that I said going in that that this is gonna be all right gets -- Against Joe Thornton in that showdown really hasn't materialized this series has become. About Dan Boyle and Rob Blake against Scott Peter Maier and Chris Pronger Aaron and I use of state. That whichever one of those tandem is better in tonight's game his team's. Went. To him one last question in the pipes. The talk about Jonas Hiller against him again in a buck off -- the rookie has been outstanding thus far for the ducks. Can he continue to play at that pace steady hands. Well I think he cannot always defer most goaltending questions in my partner after eleven years in the National Hockey League that. Yeah he's a playoff rookie by NHL standards he's got a couple years in this league. But that he hasn't looked like it at all as a Bryant he's been great about what's been surprising is that he's -- played Nabokov. To this point in this series of uncharacteristic Nabokov has led into goals so far. From the goal line I think Nabokov might have to steal game number four the Sharks are gonna win -- -- -- common as the throw it back to you by Todd McClellan today. He said the best they've gotten out of the mop up in this series was the last half of game three up he feels that thrilled it's time for the Sharks well they need them they're gonna need only you. Are you can't expect. That double teams always going to be kind of lousy. In Anaheim with lousy last game I expect him to be a lot better in this game and I think Nabokov -- he may have to be the difference maker tonight. Okay gentlemen thanks for the time enjoy the game and we appreciate. You you've given us up a little takes a give and take some downs and a.
SportsNet Central Host Damon Andrews chats with the Ducks' Announcers John Ahlers and Brian Hayward about the Sharks/Ducks series prior to game 4.