In modern-day parlance, it's called big-boy hockey. Unfortunately, under modern-day format, it required a shootout.
Otherwise, if this were June, the Ducks and Washington Capitals might still be playing one of those triple-overtime playoff games.
“It would probably be, like, eight or nine overtimes,” Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa said.
A June meeting in the Stanley Cup Final seemed realistic given the high level of play Monday. It took goalie Braden Holtby backstopping the NHL's best team to end the Ducks' franchise-record 11-game winning streak with a 2-1 shootout win at the Honda Center.
Nicklas Backstrom scored in the...