Ducks stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were 0 for 5 with a combined seven points in winner-take-all games together in their careers
The Ducks’ last four seasons ended abruptly with a Game 7 loss at home, blowing a 3-2 series lead each time. Their fortune changed Wednesday when, trialing 1-0 to the Oilers, Anaheim took control of the game and the series and finds itself back in the Western Conference finals after a 2-1 victory.
Like the Capitals, who were shut out in a pitiful Game 7 showing hours earlier, there was no shortage of evidence that suggested Wednesday would not end well for Anaheim.
Ducks stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry were 0 for 5 with a combined seven points in winner-take-all games together in their careers. Though they made an appearance in the Stanley Cup semifinals as recent as 2015 and won it all in 2007 Caps fans long for that type of success these franchises on opposite coasts were linked through their shortcomings despite rosters built to contend perennially.
Getzlaf, who leads all Ducks with 15 points, and Perry were major reasons the Ducks were able to buckle down and edge the upstart Oilers.
Genuine is as good a description as any for Weber, whose NHL career began alongside the legendary Bob Miller in Los Angeles and continued with a stint in Buffalo with the Sabres before his current extended run as Voice of the Predators.
It took Bob 20 years to finally get to the Final [in 1993] and another 20 before [the Kings] finally won a Cup [in 2012], Weber said of his longtime friend, who retired this past season. We are still in touch all the time, and I’m following Bob’s advice to just make sure and drink it all in and have a great time. That’s exactly what I am doing.