Even good teams lose games, that is a plain and simple fact in the sporting world. But it doesn’t make it any easier. So is the fact that the Anaheim Ducks haven’t won in over a week a cause for concern?
The Ducks suffered their first home loss of the season in rather disappointing form Wednesday night to the New Jersey Devils, as they allowed a goal in the last two minutes of the third, and then in overtime to seal the loss, but that hasn’t deterred Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau from thinking positive and to tomorrow’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning,
[If we win] tomorrow, I’ll be sitting here telling you guys we’ve only lost one out of the last four. It’s what I call the difference between a rut and a groove. Right now, it’s all classified as a rut,
As far as the losing streak, Boudreau made a great point bringing up some of the other great teams in the league,
but if I’m not mistaken, San Jose just went through one where they lost five in a row, Detroit’s in the midst of seven [losses] in a row. Good teams still lose. Pittsburgh just lost four in a row. It happens. L.A. just did the same thing and we’re going through it.
Losing happens in the league, with the start Anaheim got off to, the law averages would almost have to guarantee a streak like this anyways. And it’s not like the Ducks are being blown out of the water – outside of the Lightning game, the Ducks have been in each and every game at some point.
So as the law of averages has them on this current losing streak, the same law would have to bring some favorable puck bounces back to Anaheim’s side.