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ducks’ adam henrique makes a splash in home debut against the senators

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ducks’ adam henrique makes a splash in home debut against the senators

the ducks were in the middle of a six-game trip when they acquired center adam henrique last week, so he couldn’t introduce himself to fans in anaheim until wednesday. he quickly made himself welcome in his honda center debut by scoring the first and last goals in the desperate ducks’ 3-0 victory over the ottawa senators, his first goals in a ducks uniform.“this is certainly a fun rink,” henrique said after his second-period goal and third-period empty-netter supported a 29-save shutout by ryan miller, the goalie’s first shutout as a duck and 40th in the nhl.plagued by injuries and especially vulnerable up the middle while ryan kesler recovers from extensive hip surgery and ryan getzlaf recovers from surgery on a facial bone, the ducks were in dire need of help up front. they were able to leverage their depth on defense to trade sami vatanen and a conditional draft pick to the new jersey devils in exchange for henrique, joseph blandisi and a third-round draft pick. so far, henrique has provided a big boost to a lineup that is still losing and regaining players each game.“i didn’t even realize how many guys were injured,” henrique said wednesday. “that’s an exciting part — looking to the future and the guys coming back and being healthy. same thing everywhere; guys go down and the next guy has to step in and be able to not skip a beat. i think a lot of the guys here have done that. it would be nice to get guys back on the ice, back in the locker room, and...