The Ducks took the night off during tonights game. Allowing the Columbus Blue Jackets to win their second game of the season. It was a pretty lousy effort from the Ducks, who only had a few flashes of brilliance.
It’s hard to continue to write about these very disappointing games. The Ducks have so much potential but I have been seeing very little of it this season.
First Period: Just past 1 minute into the game and the Ducks are defending a 5-on-3 thanks to a Selanne high sticking and a Koivu boardin. Rick Nash capitalizes on the powerplay (CBJ-1, ANA-0). The Blue Jackets were dominating the whole period and controlling the puck most of the time. Selanne led a 2-0n-1 where he passed the puck to Ryan who buried it top shelf (CBJ-1, ANA-1).
Second Period: The Blue Jackets scored again just 1 minute into the period when Ryan Johansen backhanded a pass in (CBJ-2, ANA-1). One of the few times Anaheim looked like a real team, coming up with several great shots, but Mason was there to stop all of them. Fedor Tyutin sent a shot through traffic that went right passed Ellis (CBJ-3, ANA-1).
Third Period: Nobody scored during the period and again, it was mostly controlled by the Jackets. The Ducks had a few offensive pushes, but were again thwarted by Mason.
- This was Ellis’ second start of the season
- Ellis stopped 18/21 shots Steve Mason stopped 19/20
- The Ducks have lost 5 out of their last 6
- Francois Beauchemin led all defensemen in ice time with 27:49
- Corey Perry led all forward in ice time with 22:57
- This was their 4th game of their 7 game road trip