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Friday, December 29, 2006

Ducks Gameday—Carolina Candy Canes

Anaheim Ducks (28-5-6, 1st in west) at Carolina Hurricanes (20-15-4, 4th in east)

There’s plenty of storylines for tonight’s game:

  • the top team from this regular season vs. the defending Cup champs
  • injuries preventing an all-Conn-Smythe goaltender matchup (the Ducks’ Wall-McKee tandem has a combined 2 games of NHL experience)
  • The Ducks' first game this year without Francois Beauchemin (lacerated spleen)
  • ridiculous travel (Carolina played last night in Buffalo, while Anaheim somehow got Raleigh thrown in between stops in San Jose and St. Paul)
  • Rod Brind’Amour night in Raleigh commemorating his 1,000th NHL point
But I’m not even sure if tonight is a story about the Ducks as a squad, so much as it is a story about one particular Duck with understandably bitter memories of his last game played in Raleigh.

Look out, ‘Canes. It’s payback night.

Prediction: Ducks 4, Hurricanes 2. Goals by Pronger, Kunitz, Pahlsson, and Getzlaf.

p.s. Congrats to BoC all-star Mike Chen for his new work on FoxSports.


Anonymous said...

Never thought I'd ever say this but... (deep breath) Go Ducks.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame Wall for the loss tonight. The Telkwa Kid played alright.

Anonymous said...

Jordi: what was in your drink today? =D Haha, I wouldn't have thought you'd say "Go Ducks!"

Certainly been a rough couple of games!!!

Anonymous said...

*poke* it's been awful quiet round these parts. 'course, I have no life, so... maybe I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting for a new BoC post!

Anonymous said...

and of course, the almighty hurricanes win. GO CANES GO!