This wasn't one of those clunker, "Let's get out of town" games.
It was a can't-do-anything-right, "Start the jet engines!" game.
Wide net openings were missed, most of the quality shots went to die in the glove of ex-King goalie
The night was summed up by the fact backup goalie
Takeaway No. 1: Don't take a seven-game winning streak to Toronto.
Last year, Maple Leafs forward
The Ducks outshot Toronto, 42-27, and that margin was 31-16 after two periods, when the visitors trailed 2-1. The final stat sheet showed 30 missed shots by Anaheim.
Takeaway No. 2: "Analyze This" would be a good film for the flight to Montreal.
Why did Ducks goalie
The best guess is that it was his 19th consecutive game, and you’ve got to expect the repetitive mental challenge of an
“I’m not in his head, but with Bryz coming in and with [other backup John Gibson] getting healthy … I don’t know, I’m going to talk to him and we’ll see,” Ducks Coach
Takeaway No. 3: Watch that temper.
The Ducks were chafed over losing a power play early in the third period when a referee called center
Getzlaf said he's never been called for that before.
Anaheim buzzed the net repeatedly in the ensuing four-on-four and they fumed at how a man-advantage would've played out.
Instead, Toronto answered with two goals in a 51-second span, and it got worse when an official made what replays showed to be a bad offsides call and got into it with Ducks forward
Maroon lost it, getting hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that led to a Maple Leafs power-play goal.
"The ref started challenging him right to [Maroon's] face, he knew our guy was going to explode, and he did," Boudreau said.
Takeaway No. 4: Weighing the collateral damage.
Bourque has ample reason to want back in with Getzlaf.