Shane O'Brien

Ryan Getzlaf doesn't argue about his temporary benching in a Ducks victory

Ryan Getzlaf doesn't argue about his temporary benching in a Ducks victory

It's usually unheard of for Ryan Getzlaf to watch a game from the bench in the third period.

This isn't the usual season for the Ducks captain, though.

He's having the worst season of his career offensively and defensively, and it reached a nadir Wednesday when Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau benched him for more than eight minutes after Getzlaf's giveaway that led to an Ottawa goal.

Getzlaf couldn't argue with the decision Thursday.

"I was more upset with myself on the play than anything," Getzlaf said. "I understand. We're all accountable for things that we do on the ice. It's not very often that I get sat and sometimes...

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