2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Conference Finals - Western Conference - (6) Minnesota Wild Vs. (7) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

(6) Minnesota Wild Vs. (7) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

This was the first western conference finals since 1994 to not feature either the Detroit Red Wings or the Colorado Avalanche, who were respectively eliminated by the Ducks and the Wild in the Quarter-finals. In game 1 Petr Sykora scored at 8:06 into double-overtime in a 1–0 Mighty Ducks victory. Which the Mighty Ducks got their 2nd shutout of the playoffs. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned in a stellar performance in net for Anaheim, stopping all 39 shots he faced. Minnestoa Wild thought the place Dwayne Roloson instead of Manny Fernandez in net for the Wild, But they were wrong, as in game 2 the Mighty Ducks won the game 2–0, both goals short-handed, as Giguere stopped all 24 shots he faced, making him 63-for-63 in the series. The Mighty Ducks Would get back to back shutouts. And they were looking forward to end the series in 4 games.

In game three, Giguere continued his goaltending excellency, stopping all 35 shots he faced in a 4–0 Mighty Ducks victory that pushed the Wild even further. And the Mighty Ducks would get their 3rd consecutive shutout. In other words, Giguere had now stopped the first 98 shots he saw in the series. In game four, The Mighty Ducks won the game 2-1. Which Both goals came from Adam Oates. The Mighty Ducks headed to their first Stanley cup ever. They would get their second sweep of the Playoffs. And they denied Minnesota form a 3rd straight 3-1 deficit. but the good news for the Wild was, they avoided a fourth consecutive shutout, as Andrew Brunette scored the first Minnesota goal of the series. Still, Giguere was 122-for-123 in the series, a robust .992 save percentage.


May 10 Minnesota Wild 0-1 2OT Anaheim Mighty Ducks Xcel Energy Center Recap
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 8:06 - Sykora 2 (Leclerc, Oates)
Manny Fernandez 25 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Jean-Sébastien Giguère 39 saves / 39 shots
May 12 Minnesota Wild 0-2 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Xcel Energy Center Recap
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 7:24 - sh - Sauer 1 (Rucchin, Bylsma)
No scoring Third period 8:06 - sh - Niedermayer 3
Dwayne Roloson 20 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Jean-Sébastien Giguère 24 saves / 24 shots
May 14 Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4-0 Minnesota Wild Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Recap
(Leclerc, Niedermayer) Rucchin 4 – 4:59 First period No scoring
(Oates, Sykora) Kariya 4 – 8:20
(Vishnevski, Pahlsson) Chistov 4 – 12:16
(Sykora, Oates) Kariya 5 – 13:51
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jean-Sébastien Giguère 35 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Dwayne Roloson 13 saves / 16 shots
Manny Fernandez 15 saves / 16 shots
May 16 Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2-1 Minnesota Wild Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Recap
(Leclerc, Havelid) Oates 3 - pp – 8:30 First period 4:37 - pp – Brunette 7 (Ronning, Bouchard)
(Niedermayer, Leclerc) Oates 4 - pp – 9:31 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jean-Sébastien Giguère 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Manny Fernandez 26 saves / 28 shots
Anaheim won series 4–0


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