For the fourth straight season the Anaheim Ducks drop a game 7 at home.
Another season of watching Corey Perry lay against the boards head in hands, before making his way to the locker room. Another season lost to a team most thought the Ducks should have beaten. Another post season of “What if.” and “What now?”.
Losing to the Nashville Predators last night 2-1 was painful for the players on the ice I’m sure, I do know as a fan it was painful to Watch. Seeing a team go from worst to first within a season is a sight to behold, watching that team then fall in the same style for the fourth time in as many seasons, not a great sight to see. The Ducks have made losing in seven an art form, This series was no different. Having lost the first two at home then taking two on the road and winning a third back at Honda Center, the headlines were set to read “Ducks Bring Season Magic to the Playoffs“, Instead we have “Ducks Season Magic Vanishes in Playoffs“.
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Anaheim’s game seven curse is well known, and by now is considered prolific. Having lost six of eight with a streak of five straight, coincidentally all while tying the San Jose Sharks record for most consecutive division titles won. Might be time to shake things up like San Jose did.
With how this season started and how the post season ended, I think its fair to say that there are questions that will have to be addressed in the off season. How will the Ducks recover from this? What will the team look like next season? Will Boudreau be the head coach? Will Andersen be in net? Will Getzlaf still wear the “C”? It’s safe to assume that the majority will be answered during or right after the draft in June. But right now the players are getting ready for the last media day and cleaning out their lockers at Honda Center.
2015/2016 was one hell of a season, almost something out of a movie. Almost.