Hey everybody, it's nearly Halloween! And I'm kind of in a rush this morning!
I suppose I should have gone with more of a "I Know What You Did Last Playoffs" horror motif, as there will certainly be some element of postseason revenge tonight, but in reality it's just another two-point game on a seven-game road trip. Another opportunity to keep pace in an ever-crazy Western Conference race.
But yeah, Hiller's playing well and nobody of note is suspended -- wouldn't that have been nice for the Ducks last spring?
It seems that Pat Maroon's two-game audition on the top line is over -- he was sent back to Syracuse at least for the short term. And that's fine -- he was sort of out of place with Getzlaf and Perry. But the second line has been thriving since Bobby Ryan got added to the Finns, so I think that's probably going to mean another opportunity for...
I'm not totally sold on Beleskey's consistency, even when fully healthy, but he hasn't looked injured or anything so far -- he may be able to fill in with the top-line detectives just fine. But then again, who knows? Carlyle's insane. :)
Prediction: I should be around tonight if anybody's feeling comment-y. Ducks 4, Predators 2. Goals by Frenchy, Douchey, Smelly, and Stompy.