Hiller allowed four goals on 29 shots in the 4-3 OT loss in Game 6. It is cliche time for the Ducks and Red Wings tonight. It do-or-die, their backs are up against the wall, anything you want to say. Hiller has played well all series, but Howard has been equally as good. It all depends on who has the better Game 7.
Boudreau said there's no lineup changes for Ducks in Game 6. Hiller obviously in net.
As good as Jimmy Howard has been in the series for the Red Wings, Hiller has been a rock for the Ducks as well. He stopped 29 of the 31 shots that the Red WIngs threw as him in Game 5. His 2.08 GAA and .930 SV% both rank sixth amongst NHL playoff goalies.
Hiller was really busy in Game 4 stopping 46 of 49 shots in the 3-2 overtime loss. He has a 2.10 GAA and .929 SV% to this point. The Ducks will look to get a leg up in Game 5 before heading back to Detroit for Game 6 on Friday.
Hiller stopped all 23 shots that the Red Wings threw his way in Game 3 en route to a 4-0 win. He will obviously be back in goal for Game 4 after the shutout. His 1.99 GAA ranks eighth amongst playoff goalies while his 9.22 SV% is 11th.
Although he gave up five goals on Thursday, Jonas Hiller will get the call again in goal.
Hiller allowed five goals on 32 shots in the Game 2 overtime loss. The series shifts back to Detroit for Game 3 where Hiller will need to play very well because the Red Wings offense looked strong in Game 2.
Ducks are not making any lineup changes which means Hiller will start again.
The Red Wings did not play well in Game 1 which could be credited to the Ducks strong forecheck. Hiller played very well and had his 'right-handed' glove on display all night. He stopped all but one of the 22 shots thrown his way. He and the Ducks will look to take a 2-0 lead to Detroit.
Hiller said Boudreau told him two days ago that he'd start Game 1.
Hiller and Viktor Fasth both had good seasons, so the first sign of struggle for HIller and Fasth will likely get his shot. Hiller went 15-6-4 with a 2.63 GAA and .913 SV% this season. He was 0-1-0 with a 2.49 GAA and .879 SV% in two appearances vs. the Red Wings.
As you would expect, Jonas Hiller exits the ice first.
With Viktor Fasth starting last night it will be Jonas Hiller tonight vs. the Oilers. It will be his first start since March 31st because he has been battling the flu. Hiller is 7-2-0 with a 2.48 GAA and .907 SV% at home this season.