A break in the Ducks’ schedule finally allowed Brandon Montour to soak up the sunshine, figuratively and literally.
Montour became a great call-up story over the weekend, when he was summoned from the Ducks’ minor league affiliate Friday night for a game Saturday at the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored his first NHL goal.
Montour, a defenseman who scored an overtime goal Friday for the San Diego Gulls in Ontario, Calif., caught a red-eye flight to Detroit, reconnected and later arrived in Florida about four hours before puck drop for the Ducks.
“It was a whirlwind,” Montour said in a phone interview from Tampa. “It was a long night, or morning I should say, but it...