Remember when Jonas Hiller won 14 games in a row and shut out the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium? Remember when he was being chatted up a Vezina candidate and there was no chance in [blank] that he was getting traded at the deadline?
Yeah, good times.
Fast forward to the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Anaheim Ducks are deciding between two goalies for Game 1 against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
Neither of them are named “Jonas Hiller.”
Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports that all signs point to rookie Freddie Andersen getting the nod for the Ducks against the Dallas Stars.
So what happened to Hiller? Eric Stephens of the OC Register reports (reg. required):
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A confluence of factors has pushed the Swiss netminder off to the side. Frederik Andersen's meteoric development -- a 20-5 record and 2.29 goals-against average -- and uber-prospect John Gibson's impressive work in his first three NHL starts have converged with Hiller's game falling off after returning from the