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Graphic Credit: BuckyHermit @ duckscentral.net
PERIOD 1: 0 - 2
PERIOD 2: 1 - 3
PERIOD 3: 2 - 5
Just wanted to point out one thing before repeating myself that this losing gig is getting old.... Last season through 19 games the Ducks were 9 - 7 - 3 for 21 points. This season they are 6 - 10 - 3 for 15 points. That is only a 6 point difference, which yeah equals 3 games they need to win to be where they were last season.. but it's only a 6 point difference. Also, last season they were one of the teams with the most games played, waiting for every other team to catch up-- this season they are one of the teams with the least games played. Most teams have 3 more games played than us. Win those 3 in hand and hopefully some of those teams start losing a few and we're right in the mix of things. The only real difference from last season and this one is that the Kings actually decided to show up this year and give everyone a run for their money. As a Ducks fan, it hurts to see them doing so well, but the truth is that they are. Will they be able to keep it up though? The skeptic in me says no. Not all season they wont. Will the Ducks stink up the ice all season? The skeptic in me says no.
POST GAME QUOTES:
"I've been on teams like this before and it's never easy," Marchant said. "It's almost seems like there's never light at the end of the tunnel, but there is. There is time, time to turn this around. We have the personnel, we have the talent, we have the work ethic, we have the character in this room to do it."
(Tight lipped again tonight...yeesh...wouldn't want to be in that locker room.)
Source for Quotes:nhl.com
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) is screened by Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Calder on a third period shot and goal by Ducks' Teemu Selanne during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. The Penguins won 5-2. (PHOTO CREDIT: sports.yahoo.com)