Did he feel the love?
"Yeah, I loved it. I embraced it," Ryan Kesler said Tuesday afternoon.
All that was missing was a sneer. The Ducks center still relished the role of Winnipeg heartbreaker a day after his third-period goal erased a late Jets' lead and enabled the Ducks to apply the dagger in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of a playoff series.
They lead the series, 3-0, by virtue of three third-period comebacks. Game 4 is Wednesday night at MTS Centre. Kesler engineered Monday's rally and another hated Duck, forward Corey Perry, sparked the Game 1 victory in Anaheim with a four-point effort. Perry also scored once Monday.
There was some old-fashioned...