Viktor Fasth earned the first star in his first NHL game. Out dueling Pekka Rinne in his first start will raise eyebrows around the NHL. Fasth will definitely push Jonas Hiller if not challenge for the #1 job. He’s that good.
Dan Winnick first Duck ever to score 5 goals in first 4 games of a season. Considering the all time great Ducks that’s quite a feat.
Props to Coach for shuffling the lines late in the second period.
Ducks held their composure tonight. Coach said, “The guys showed confidence and character against one of the league’s hardest working teams.”
Ducks play remains very uneven. They just aren’t executing. The rust is evident. PK is challenged and probably should be given the new additions.
Brad Staubitz played tonight. He was game but couldn’t find a dance partner among the Predators.
Bobby Ryan broke the schnied and got his first goal of the season. His tip-in of Cam Fowler’s wrister was also our Ducks first goal at home this season.
Ducks continue to show dominance even strength. Our guys earned a distinct territorial advantage in play, especially in the last half of the third.
Next up, the red hot 4-0 San Jose Sharks Tuesday night.