Whew! Finally the last of my visiting relatives is back on a plane back eastward, but once again I've got very little to write about today's game -- next post I promise to spend a little time planning. Here's something cute and vaguely relevant from the archives, though:
I assume Lupul will score multiple goals today, especially if he goes up against Ryan Getzlaf at even-strength. If you didn't see the Ducks' third period last game, here's the gist of it:
- Ducks lead 4-2 to start the period. Both teams are playing 5-on-5.
- At one minute in, Ryan Getzlaf takes his first shift. It lasts 32 seconds. During that shift the Ducks are scored on twice.
- At 3:19, Getzlaf takes his second shift. 14 seconds into that, the Ducks are scored on again.
Yup -- his first 46 seconds of 3rd period playing time led to three 5-on-5 goals against, and Chicago led the rest of the game. Go Captain Costly!
Prediction: I thought I was recording this game, but it turns out I'll now be around to watch it live. Ducks shockingly win a game, despite Oompah Lupul's three points.