Jiri Tlusty

Ducks beat Carolina, 2-1, to wrap up trip

Ducks beat Carolina, 2-1, to wrap up trip

John Gibson is a young man of few words with reporters crowded around him, but with pucks flying his way Thursday night, he spoke volumes.

The 21-year-old Ducks goalie, making his first start since Oct. 30, recorded 35 saves to lift his struggling team to a much-needed 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, aided by forward Matt Beleskey's second-period goal and assist.

And in boarding a flight back to Southern California with his team after a minor league promotion during Anaheim's tiring five-game trip to the South, Gibson made a convincing case to remain a Duck.

"I just wanted to help the team win," Gibson said. "They've had a tough couple of...