It usually is the captain that gets called on to talk to the media after a particularly tough loss and Sunday night was no different in the Anaheim Ducks' locker room.
But before Ryan Getzlaf was brought out, defenseman Cam Fowler found himself in a scrum to explain a second-period turnover that led to a Detroit Red Wings goal.
"I forced it," Fowler said. "Terrible play. It's not something that I usually try and make. I've got to be more patient than that."
Fowler then took ownership of his team's trouble advancing the puck out of its zone.
"That starts with me," he said. "I'm the quarterback up the ice and it's up to me to make plays and get the puck into the hands of our skilled forwards up front. They did a good job and showed me some different looks, but it's up to me to adjust at that point and I didn't do it well enough here tonight."
In other words, Fowler sounded like a true veteran at the advanced age of ... 19.
Yep, it's difficult to believe that Fowler is still a te...