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The Anaheim Ducks Squander A Three Goal Lead, Lose Their 10th Game In A Row

from J.P. Hoornstra of the OC Register,

The Ducks erupted for three first-period goals, only to surrender four in the final period en route to a 7-4 loss. Jake Guentzel’s empty-net goal in the final minute completed a hat trick and sent the Ducks to their 10th consecutive loss before the announced sellout crowd 17,473.

For head coach Randy Carlyle, it was a first. He said he’d never experienced a streak this long as a coach.

“If I had the cure, we wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in right now,” Carlyle said. “That’s what you ask of these guys: you ask their input, and tonight we looked like a tired hockey club. We’re questioning whether we should have skated (Thursday), what we should’ve done (Thursday) versus what we did. You’re always going to be questioning yourself when you feel that your group didn’t have the energy that was necessary.”

When a reporter asked Carlyle after the game if he was worried about any repercussions, the coach snapped back in frustration: “What do you mean? What are you trying to say?”

“Don’t ask the dumb questions,” Carlyle said before leaving in a huff.


Game highlights are below.

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