Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/1/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Once his playing days expire, there's a good career ahead in public relations for Ryan Getzlaf. The Anaheim Ducks center, stifled by a drop in production and on pace for a career-low mark in goals that would fall short of his 14 rookie season tallies in 2005-06, offered as rosy of an assessment as could be provided after his team's 4-2 setback against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night at Staples Center. When asked if the team's lack of a margin for error over the last two months has begun to wear the team down, Getzlaf offered some prime spin. "No, we're excited," Getzlaf answered, though the atmosphere in the locker room shortly after the narrow defeat clearly offered a different picture. "We're excited to play every night and excited to get back in this thing, and working hard to get there. We lost the special teams battle tonight, and that was the difference in the hockey game." As he spoke, roughly 15 stone-faced Ducks sat silently at their stalls, s...
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