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Goalie nods: Andersen starts 14th straight for Ducks

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ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks reacts after a goal from Rob Klinkhammer #36 of the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Honda Center on November 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Danish workhorse

It’s been all Frederik Andersen all the time for Anaheim lately, and that trend will continue tonight when the Ducks take on the Wild in Minnesota.

Andersen will make his 14th straight start on Friday, a streak that dates back to Nov. 7. The Danish netminder has been forced into heavy action due to a rash of injuries to his backups: John Gibson is sidelined with a groin injury, and Jason LaBarbera is out with a broken hand.

That’s forced AHL farmhand Igor Bobkov into a No. 2 role at the NHL level, and also forced the Ducks to extend a tryout to Ilya Bryzgalov.

Despite the heaviest workload of his brief career, Andersen has posted solid numbers this season, going 12-4-4 with a .915 save percentage, 2.43 GAA and one shutout.

For the Wild, Darcy Kuemper will be in goal tonight.


Avs at Jets: Michael Hutchinson for Winnipeg, no word on a Colorado starter.

Habs at ‘Hawks: Carey Price vs. Antti Raanta