The results were predictable, a 4-1 loss with 38 shots fired at goalie
Predict the future
So it was perfectly timed that seconds after the Blackhawks took a 2-0 first-period lead, the Ducks traded a third-round pick in next year’s draft for Tampa Bay veteran defenseman
Lovejoy had his cast removed this week but could still miss two more weeks; Beauchemin injured his finger Tuesday and will be out four to six weeks.
The Ducks lead the
Brewer is needed, but it's not a pure desperation move
Brewer's steadiness -- he's plus-five in 17 games -- and experience allow him to earn $3.75 million annually. So don't expect him to sink deeply to the bench when Lovejoy and Beauchemin come back.
After a hit on Chicago defenseman
He was already on his way to the airport so he could meet the team at
The miscues of the Chicago game were obvious. Good teams can address such things quickly and find an extra gear, even if it is one night later in a building that has been a den of horrors.
Defensive forwards needed