Two nights of disillusionment had the
Getting beaten by the
“They were a lot better than us,” Coach
But as more questions followed, Boudreau sought to shake the sullen mood.
"Look it, I'm concerned that we lost, but we're still No. 1 in the league in points, so we know we've lost the season series against Chicago and San Jose and we know we have to be better," Boudreau said.
"But let's not talk like we're friggin' Buffalo."
Does this foreshadow the playoffs
The point isn't that the Ducks are a bad team, it's can they accomplish more than regular-season success.
“You’re talking about two great teams that we’ll have to go through in order to win a
Getzlaf pointed to mental errors. Boudreau said long passes that the Blackhawks often intercepted and sprinted the other way with were ill-advised.
Maybe part of it is that the Ducks were playing a third tough game in four nights.
But there was a talent divide, too, an uncomfortable truth Anaheim has a little more than two months to solve.
They could've used a break
"Yeah, but, I'm not focusing on that," Boudreau said. "We've lost two in a row and haven't played well in either of them."
The Ducks can't try to match the Blackhawks' style
“It all came down to puck management,” Ducks defenseman
"We are a big, physical team who wants to grind the offensive zone, and we did not get to that tonight."
More will be known about these losses next week