After losing the first two games of their second-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks are making a goaltending change for Game 3 and going with Frederik Andersen instead of Jonas Hiller.
Why the switch?
Well, Andersen's success at Staples Center this season keeps getting mentioned.
Frederik Andersen gets the start in goal for Anaheim, went 2-0 this year here at Staples Center— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 9, 2014
Jonas Hiller 0-5-2 career at Staples Center so I suspect that's got something to do with it !— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 9, 2014
That is ... interesting. Do sample sizes of two and seven starts really tell you that much? Or are the Ducks in panic mode and getting fooled by the randomness of a small sample size?
Andersen started in the first round for the Ducks before being pulled in Game 6 against the Dallas Stars after giving up four goals on 12 shots. He was replaced by Hiller, who kept the starting job in Games 1 and 2 against Los Angeles, giving up five goals in the two losses.