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Ducks' Jonas Hiller posts 2nd shutout in a row

January 9, 2011 |  7:32 pm


Jonas Hiller made 37 saves in a 1-0 shutout of the San Jose Sharks on Sunday at the Honda Center to became the first Ducks goaltender to record consecutive shutouts since Dec. 8-15, 2002, when J.S. Giguere had three in a row.

Hiller also shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-0 victory Friday at the Honda Center when he stopped 27 shots.

It's the fourth time in Ducks history that the club has posted consecutive shutouts. Bobby Ryan scored in the second period for Anaheim.

Hiller thwarted three power plays as he recorded his fourth shutout of the season and the 10th of his career. It's the first time he's held San Jose scoreless.

The Sharks have scored only five times in their last five games since beating the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-3, on Dec. 30. They have taken 129 shots on net during their last 13 periods of play, but have just one goal to show for it.

--Robyn Norwood

Photo: Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller makes one of his 37 saves against San Jose on Sunday at the Honda Center. Credit: Kelvin Kuo / US Presswire