Found March 05, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
In the past week the Anaheim Ducks playoff chances have gone from promising to nearly extinct, thanks to a 2-3-0 record that has the team on the verge of throwing in the playoff towel.
After falling 20 points out of eighth place in the West during an awful start, Anaheim (28-28-10) had been the NHL’s best team since Jan. 1, going 17-4-4 for a league-high 38 points. They have since cooled off.
After surprisingly successful eight-game in fifteen day road trip that saw the Ducks go 5-1-2, Anaheim returned to the Honda Center for the first time since February 8. Led by Teemu Selanne’s goal and an assist, Anaheim picked up where they left off while away from home by extinguishing the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1.
But, it appeared as though the rigorous schedule and “win or go home” mentally finally caught up with the Ducks players as they dropped three of the next four games to finish the week 2-3-0.
The recent schedule has been especially draining on th...
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