Ten penalties, a waved off goal and everything else that went awry for the
Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to the
He doesn't want this to be a precedent.
"They were getting frustrated, thought we were on the wrong end of the stick as far as the calls were going," Boudreau said.
Can't have that, the coach told his players, citing the final score as proof.
"I've already addressed it," Boudreau said.
Don't blame the referees
Instead of joining the sellout crowd in shouting abusive language at the men in stripes, Boudreau didn't describe the whistles against his team as bad calls -- and some were. He said his players "took penalties."
“Three or four of those penalties were just … not smart,” Boudreau said, calling out forward
"Not in the play, not smart … whether the refs called the right penalties to start off with is a different story. We've got to stay disciplined and shut up and stay focused."
The captain agrees
"We shouldn't be sitting here talking about the referees … it shouldn't be at the forefront," Getzlaf said. "Their goalie made some great saves, we missed some chances. We had the chance to be in the hockey game still."
That chance seemed to extinguish early in the third period when San Jose center
The message seems to have been received
“We lost the game being stupid,” Ducks goalie
Andersen nearly got the Ducks out of the two-man situation after stopping the
"The refs -- they did their jobs," Andersen said. "A lot of us took terrible penalties.
"We have to be more composed and keep our mouths shut."
The right wing who was on a torrid run of goals early before getting hit by the mumps and then a sprained knee on Dec. 5, returned after a 10-game absence and played 16 minutes 21 seconds. He was minus-two but had three shots.