Found November 15, 2013 on On the Duck Pond:
The best of the West went up against the best of the East and it wasn't even close.  The Tampa Bay Lightning showed why they are tops in their conference, even without Steven Stamkos, in a 5-1 defeat of the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks, who were playing their second of four road games, have been ravaged by the stomach flu, which is making its rounds to all the players.  Watching the game made Ducks fans ill, too. Lifeless?  Unmotivated? Unprepared?  Backsliding into bad habits? The Ducks fell behind early to goals from former Detroit Red Wing foe, Valtteri Filppula and a power play notch for Martin St. Louis, playing his 998th NHL game.  "It was a tough one. Not a really good start for us," said Mathieu Perreault.   "They got the lead and [we thought] This can’t be happening to us. Even though we had a couple guys who are injured, we need to battle harder for sure." The Ducks, who did not even get their first shot on goal until 13:30 minutes i...
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