The Once Again Mighty Ducks dethrone the Lowly Los Angeles Kings
Well, damn. That didn't go well...
Both games were hard fought and well-played. Kubrick is a solid opponent. From the sounds of it, Anaheim vs Vancouver will be a great match-up, seeing as how they knocked out the champ and the runner-up from the last tournament.
Started out great for the Kings... A little bit of back-and-forth, but then got set up in the zone and Jack Johnson walks right into the slot and wrists it top shelf on the first shot of the game. Anaheim then capitalized on a boneheaded defensive play and tied it up, but then with just seconds left in the first Matt Green scored from a slapshot just inside the blueline to head into the locker room up 2-1.
The next two periods didn't go so well... All I remember is not being able to set up too well and a couple of rebounds and slapshots later, I'm suddenly down 4-2. In desperation I sent Quick to the bench but to no avail... Corey Perry (:mad:) took advantage of the empty net to seal it up.
Corey Perry seals the deal.
J.S. Giguere was solid in net. Who woulda thought?
Rob Niedermayer levels Wayne Simmonds in the 3rd period.
Game 2 started weird. Following the faceoff, I couldn't move Kopitar for several seconds. Kubrick seemed to notice and held off until I regained control of him, but I should have taken it as a sign and just pulled the plug right then.
Right from the start and through the rest of the game, my passing was bizarre (and in retrospect, pretty accurate considering I was being our beloved Kings). Not at all an excuse, but I couldn't seem to connect a pass to save my life. I also couldn't gain entry into the zone worth a damn, Kubrick's D is tough.
Again, it was a well-played game, much better than the score indicates, but no luck for me. Giguere was solid again in the 3rd when I finally worked the pucked into some high percentage areas, but the better player won.
Oh, and Corey Perry scored another empty netter. :frusty:
Good luck to Kubrick and to anyone who has to play him. You'll need it. :63smile:
Jarret Stoll and his teammates couldn't find the back of the net in Game 2
In a shocking display of poor sportsmanship, LA's Matt Greene viciously attacks rookie phenom Bobby Ryan after the final
buzzer as the Ducks celebrated their series win over their hometown rivals.