Ducks played effectively for the twenty minutes of the second period. Our guys didn’t show up for the first. Stars shut ‘em down in the third.
We were just not prepared to match the frenetic pace the Stars established from the get go. That happens at times but instead of shrinking the box, collapsing in the low slot, Stars sucked us into chasing them around.
They followed that up by targeting Perry for some cheap shots. Refs let a spearing call go against Robidas on Perry. They call a five-minute major for the same thing on Staubitz. Stars score once on the major. Refs were Denny Larue and Wes McCauley.
A poorly played game in Colorado was followed by this FUBAR. Our Ducks are presenting Coach Boudreau with his first test of the season.
Jonas Hiller started the game in a move that surprised me. Hilly didn’t come out for the second in what was described as precautionary due to a lower body injury. I suspect a tender groin and maybe last season he plays through it. Score another plus for Fasth.
Maybe our Ducks were looking past the Stars tonight. For whatever reason though this team has not played nearly as well on this road trip as they had in their first eight games of the season. It won’t get easier tomorrow night in St. Louis.