Paul Berserbach, Orange County Register
This was supposed to be posted last night, but since I had no internet access at the hotel in Anaheim (I’ll leave out the name – this time) I couldn’t post it until tonight.
ANAHEIM – Tough loss tonight for the Burgundy and Blue, but these things happen. What a weird loss, though; the Avs played nearly perfect possession hockey for, like, nearly the whole game. They had the puck all the time.
But the couple of times they made mistakes with it, boom – in the net. The Ducks win a 3-2 game in which they were outshot 45-18. Life ain’t fair sometimes.
A few other observations from tonight:
- Peter Mueller looks terrific. Six shots on net, very dangerous with the puck. Did anyone see this kind of thing happening a couple weeks ago? I didn’t. It’s like he’s just come out of nowhere and everything is perfect again. And yet, we will always be a little nervous about him, for good reason. He took another big hit tonight – a collision at center ice with...