They only needed one point to clinch a playoff berth. Considering that the Ducks missed the postseason altogether last year, you would think they would be motivated to get that little x by their name and move on.
Trying to clinch that playoff berth against the Colorado Avalanche, the last place team in the NHL? Not nearly as easy as it looked on paper.
Helps when you have a secret weapon in Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The former Anaheim netminder did not steal a game for the Avs in the traditional sense. His 21 saves were relatively pedestrian. Instead he motivated the crap out of his teammates.
Giguere, reasonably upset at a poor performance by his teammates against the Calgary Flames a few nights prior, was brutally honest with his opinions and thoughts after that game.
"Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don’t care about your Vegas trip rig...