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'Plan C' goalie Jason LaBarbera gets an 'A' for effort in Ducks' win
'Plan C' goalie Jason LaBarbera gets an 'A' for effort in Ducks' win

On Saturday night Jason LaBarbera was planning to join his American Hockey League teammates for a Halloween party in Norfolk, Va. Twenty-four hours later he was sitting in the visitors' locker room at the Pepsi Center marveling at the twists of fate that led to his first NHL victory in more than a year. "I've been in some sticky situations in my career," he said after a 16-save effort in the Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, "but that was probably the hardest." None of his teammates thought to save the game puck for LaBarbera after his improbable performance on two hours' sleep in a game he didn't know he'd start until...

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