The road is not being kind to the Ducks to start this season. They are now 0-4-0 on the road. It wont be getting any easier with Philadelphia tomorrow and those blasted Red Wings again on Saturday, in the very unfriendly Joe Louis Arena.
My gripe tonight is with Hiller. Not how he's playing, he's standing on his head and doing the best he can given the circumstances. But for the millionth time this season he let in 2 quick back-to-back goals. I don't know why that's happening, and I know it's not all Hiller. I just know he's getting some rotten luck with back-to-back quick goals and it's getting irritating to see it happen almost every game. It's almost guaranteed that when 1 goal comes, another 2nd goal wont be far behind. That really needs to stop.
POST GAME QUOTES:
“We did some things very well but we made some mistakes,” Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. “We give up a goal to MacKenzie, a slap shot into the pads; that’s a mistake. Then the next thing you know, Nash gets a goal and it kind of goes off our defenseman.”
“The power play wasn’t effective tonight,” the Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf said. “Those things kill you in games. You have to win those special teams’ battles.”
Source for Quotes: ducks.nhl.com
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates a third period goal with Saku Koivu #11 while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 20, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus won the game 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)