The Ducks are up two games in the first round of the Western Division championships against their rivals, the detested San Jose Sharks. The Ducks won the first games in the San Jose Shark Tank, against a relentless Shark offense and some pretty tough calls by the refs.
It would not be the first time that the Ducks defeated a top seeded team in a four-game upset. The 2003 season was noted for their triumph over both the first and second seeded teams in the Quarter and Semifinals. Although they barely lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals that year, they've shown before that they are a force to be reckoned with in the post-season. The Ducks have what it takes to win in the playoffs, even with a rocky season. Much of the credit for their success is due to the vetrans on the team, who have seen many playoff games including one Stanley Cup Championship.
The Sharks lack that experience, and so far it shows in their first two games of the playoffs.
The Ducks return home for the next two games on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.
Lets Go Ducks!