Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ducks Win

I watched a hockey game for the first time since the cancelled NHL season a few years ago. The game that I watched also happened to be the clinching game of the seven game finals series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators. the Ducks won 6 -2 in a pretty one-sided game from the start. Leading all individual players with 2 goals, LW Travis Moen was a key to the early start for the Ducks.

Ottawa seemed in a daze as the Ducks scored the first 2 goals of the game: 1 off a power play by Andy McDonald, and the second coming from Rob Niedermayer.

Ottawa had some revival after the first intermission as they scored a goal, but were put down again as Anaheim scored. Going into the third period, the Ducks were up 4-2. Anaheim closed the game scoring 2 unanswered goals.

The Senators did not show any signs of panic, when at the time, desperation was really needed. It was too late to try to catch up in the 3rd, as the Ducks ran away. Scott Neidermayer won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the NHL playoffs. Although he did not score in Game 5, he did have an assist and played well. Props go to Chris Pronger or separating his should early in the game, and returning to play.

This does need celebration because Southern California has never had a NHL Stanley Cup and now we can say after only 14 years our Anaheim Ducks brought us one. With such a young core of players, watch for a potential Ducks repeat.

Hey, maybe I will watch hockey next year. MAYBE.

To be continued...

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