I have not been very diligent in keeping up with the games and scores of the Anaheim Ducks. You would think that being on vacation would allow for more free time, but my current schedule contradicts that belief. However, now that most of the holidays are over and social demands are diminishing, I promise to devote more time to keeping this blog updated after each game.
Currently, the Ducks have 47 points. The league leader, the San Jose Sharks, has 60 points. The runner-up is the Boston Bruins which have 58 points. 2 points = 1 game. If the Bruins win another game, and San Jose fails to triumph over their opponent, the points will be tied, and the Sharks will lose their point lead, which has lasted for the majority of the season.
The Ducks will face the Columbus Blue Jackets after a devastatingly close loss to the Dallas Stars last Saturday. The Ducks played a fantastic game, and had a lead for much of the third period, thanks to a pair of goals by Brendan Morrison. Unfortunately, the Stars were able to tie the score in the last few minutes of the game, and won in overtime. Penalty minutes continue to plague the Ducks and it will take a much more agressive offense and checking line to give the Ducks the opportunities they need to score and win.
It will be a New Years Eve battle for the Ducks, and here's hoping tomorrow's outcome is a good sign of things to come in the new year.