Gibby vs. Freddie Part II will have to wait. One is mending and the other is minding the net a lot better than he was earlier this season.
John Gibson and Frederik Andersen were driving forces behind the Ducks’ success last season. They combined to win the Jennings Trophy for the fewest goals allowed before the Ducks chose Gibson as their franchise goalie and traded Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Ducks’ game Friday against the Maple Leafs could have been a rematch of a Dec.19 game but Gibson is still recovering from a lower-body injury. He took the ice before the Ducks’ first post-bye week practice Thursday but didn’t stay long.