Well, this is pretty much how it’s starting, three teams off to ridiculous starts, and two others to varying degrees falling behind.
I should note that Anaheim has enjoyed a very easy travel schedule thus far, having made but one trip to Phoenix and one trip to Los Angeles.
Speaking of which, yesterday the Kings got an early 2-0 lead on the visiting Ducks, breaking two early-season streaks. Up to that game, Anaheim had scored first in every game, and had yet to surrender a first period goal.
However, Anaheim's key streak was maintained: points. For the third time in three tries this season, Anaheim rallied from two goals down to force a shootout.
Except this time, Anaheim won it. Yee ha.
Next up, whiny Edmonton. Storied Edmonton. Cool, Calculated, Lusty, Narrative, Irreverent Edmonton.
This may be a team getting wins purely on the strength of its blogosphere.
(Bonus: The Ducks don’t even have to go anywhere; another game at Honda Center.)
(Double Bonus: This time Pronger won’t have to apologize for knocking Smyth’s teeth out.)