The goalie who helped the
John Gibson, 21, was recalled from minor-league Norfolk two days after starting goalie
Gibson, who was 6-3-1 in 11 games with a 2.07 goals-against average in Norfolk, said he isn't sure what his status is -- during Andersen's layoff, or beyond.
"You know as much as me," he told reporters.
Gibson said he returned to Norfolk after suffering an early-season groin injury with marching orders to get in some games.
"Everybody has a tough year with injuries," Gibson said. "This is my year. Not much I can do about it now."
The assignment has continued longer than expected -- Anaheim signed veteran free agent Bryzgalov in December -- but Gibson said he remains hopeful he can contribute to Anaheim's cause.
"I don't think anyone gets to control their stuff," Gibson said. "You just play hockey where you're told to play. That's all you can do.
"I don't think I did anything wrong. I got hurt, missed two months. There's nothing you can do about it. There's still a lot of season left.
"I don't know why I would give up."
REMATCH TIME: The Ducks (34-13-7) were beaten down by Florida, 6-2, on Nov. 16 in
"The players definitely know the score from the last time we played them, and how that unfolded," Boudreau said. "We're a little more ready.
"Last game, we were really sloppy. We probably underestimated the speed of the team ... they had three two-on-ones in the first period, scored goals on four-on-twos in the second, we unraveled and that was the end of the game."
"He controlled the game, was calm, got a lot of whistles ... the guys have rallied playing in front of him, and hopefully that'll continue tonight," Lovejoy said.
The Ducks were beaten, 5-2, in Tampa Bay on Sunday, giving up three first-period goals.