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Anaheim suffers first regulation loss at home

by Amy Moritz

The interesting hockey note that happened while you (probably) slept on the East Coast: The Winnipeg Jets  ended the longest home winning streak in the NHL Tuesday night as the Jets defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2.

The loss was the first in regulation at home for the Ducks, who had had won 10 straight at the Honda Center. Overall, the Ducks have won 19 of 22 games at home, making them just the fourth team in 40 years to earn a point in its first 22 home games.

Winnipeg, no longer alone in the basement of the Central Division, has won four straight.

It will make for an interesting weekend for Anaheim, which hosts the LA Kings on Thursday then turns around to play the Kings in the outdoor game as part of the Coors Light Stadium Series on Friday at Dodger Stadium.

And Anaheim starting goaltender Jonas Hiller, admitted to being distracted by the pending outdoor game. Hiller gave up three goals on 11 shots and was pulled in the second period.

"I just didn't feel like I was really in the game and I wasn't able to cut out all the distractions, like the outdoor game," Hiller said after the game. "Those things happen, but it's too bad in this situation. We wanted to keep that streak going. Some days you feel better and other days you don't. You can't be perfect every night. The problem with a goalie is, you see right away if you don't feel good, and you can't really hide."

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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