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Watch the holding stick play at the Winnipeg bench which lead to a Jets goal and put them up 4-0.
But the Ducks did come back to win the game as pointed out in an earlier post.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Anaheim has overtaken San Jose for top spot in the Pacific and with two games in hand and its next five games against teams outside the playoff picture (Winnipeg, Edmonton, Nashville, Edmonton again then Vancouver), the Ducks seem poised to win the division and avoid the Los Angeles Kings, for at least the opening round.
Anaheim has 23 road wins this season, a franchise record, and 48 wins in all, which they’ve only ever done once in team history, 2006-07, when they won the Stanley Cup.
Bruce Boudreau has done an excellent job coaching the team, but he also had a little input into a small player transaction that has made a big difference just before the start of the season. The Ducks sent the NHL’s other John Mitchell – a 6-5 Wisconsin grad, not the ex-Leaf currently with the Avalanche – to the Capitals with a fourth-round pick to acquire Mathieu Perreault, who played for Boudreau in both Hershey and Washington. Perreault was the odd-man out after the Caps signed Mikhail Grabovski, but he’s been a good fit in Anaheim, with 18 goals playing mostly centre on the second line and he is currently on an eight-game point streak.
read on for topics on the Avalanche, Wild and Devils...
No penalty on the play.
Did Perry try to "draw" the call?
Marian Gaborik was called for incidental contact (attention NHL, fix the referee microphone issue). The Kings lost 2-1 to the Ducks.
If you went to bed after the 2nd period last night with the score 6-4, you missed nothing, that was the final score too.
Mike Haynes of Altitude with the call of all 9 goals in the 2nd...
When I said above you missed nothing in the 3rd, I was wrong, but it wasn't goals you missed..
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
If you know anything about Robidas, if you've watched him play over the years, if you've played against him, certainly if you played with him -- none of this really should come as any surprise.
In a world of hyperbole and "best this," "greatest that," Robidas is simply living proof of the ideals on which the game and its innate attractiveness are built: toughness, loyalty, humility.
Robidas, from Quebec, possesses these qualities in large quantities. It is what made him beloved in the Stars' locker room since he signed with the team after the 2004-05 lockout and earned him an invitation to Canada's orientation camp before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
And it is what led him to be acquired by the Anaheim Ducks last week at the trade deadline, in spite of the fact Robidas has not played in a game since that November night in Dallas.
Coach Bruce Boudreau isn't exactly sure what he's getting with Robidas, other than a guy who already has been embraced by teammates in the short time he has been in Anaheim working out. He has stayed late after practice working on the little things and has reinforced his reputation as a gamer.
from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,
When most everything else failed Wednesday night in the Ducks' worst meltdown loss of the season, a bare assessment of the situation was pure perfection.
“Every guy in the room should be completely embarrassed of how they played tonight,” Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said. “To start one of the biggest road trips, to have a division rival chasing you down and have a ton on the line … no one played at all. It's unexplainable.”
Valiant efforts in losses to Montreal, Pittsburgh and Toronto were one thing.
Making the fourth consecutive defeat a 7-2 rout to the lowly Calgary Flames, the Western Conference's second-worst team and the NHL's second-lowest scoring team, leaves the Ducks (43-16-7) now clearly grasping for a solution and clinging to their slight Pacific Division lead.
“You really have to look in the mirror,” Cogliano said after the Ducks gave up two short-handed goals. “If you don't, it's going to get bad in a hurry....
Trying to understand how that can happen in the race we're in.… I really have nothing,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “They better do some soul searching.”
Watch game highlights below...
Tonight will be first game Carlyle has coached in Anaheim since he was let go by the Ducks.
Dustin Tokarski of the Montreal Canadiens wants this one back..
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