Anaheim Ducks Give Away Game to Montreal Canadiens in Final Minutes

March 8th, 2010 by SK Leave a reply »
The Ducks have been trending lately, and I'm not talking about Twitter.

Unfortunately, the trend they're currently riding has them 0-2-1 in their last three games during this crucial playoff push.

With 17 games remaining and the Ducks still sitting firmly OUT of playoff positioning, they have no time to waste, yet they're throwing away solid opportunities.

The most upsetting thing about the recent losing streak is the way they have gone about it.

Aside from the 4-0 smashing that the Phoenix Coyotes laid on Anaheim Saturday night, the Ducks have had the pleasure of letting leads and potential wins slip between their fingers. Not just games that could swing in either direction—games where the Ducks have outplayed their opponent to start but that they have handed away in the final period.

Most recently, with new players injected into the lineup, the Ducks found a way to let a 3-0 lead over the Montreal Canadiens dissolve in the final minutes on Sunday evening.

It's hard to imagine that the Ducks will have the post-deadline luck they achieved last season. As the season is near the end, I wonder: Are 17 games ...

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