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So, Maybe I Should Just Keep My Big Mouth Shut
(AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
Remember the other day when I was telling you all about how the Anaheim Ducks had started the season unbeaten? Those were good times, eh?
That was Friday. Friday night the Ducks played the Calgary Flames.
And they lost.
Ooops. My bad.
I should mention that I also wrote early last week about the Republican control of the House and the Senate.
I totally should blog about how I've yet to meet Minka Kelly from “Friday Night Lights.”
Not only did the Ducks lose on Friday night, but they were shut out. Thus endeth five game point scoring streaks for Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne.
Not much in the way of good news for the Ducks on the night, but there were a couple of first period fights. Dustin Penner tussled with Calgary's star young defenseman Dion Phaneuf. To be honest, Penner did start the trouble by running Calgary's goalie. Phaneuf stepped in and popped Penner. Penner got up and landed a couple of shots on a sprawling Phaneuf. The Flame player then got back up. A few more punches exchanged. Some dancing. Lineman trying to break it up. Penner ended up landing the final two shots and getting the decision.
Except there are no actual judges. Just me.
Shawn Thornton also fought with Calgary's Brandon Furst. Furst started the fight by quickly dropping his gloves and going after Thornton. Thornton even seemed to debate whether or not he wanted to scrap. But, once he started... Thoronton landed more shots. In flurries. Scored the take down at the end. And Furst even got an extra penalty for his efforts.
Anaheim did rebound last night with a nice 3-2 win over the Minnesota wild. Giguere stopped 24 shots, while Scott Niedermayer, Corey Perry, and the aforementioned Dustin Penner each scored goals for Anaheim.
In Friday's column, I also talked about the craptacular start that the Kings are having. So, surely they pulled off a big win on Saturday night, right? Right?
They actually lost 3-2 in a shoot-out to the Wild.
My powers are only so strong.
On the plus side, the Kings did get a point for their night's work. Mattias Norstrom and Mike Cammalleri each scored for L.A.
Anaheim (13-1-4) continues to lead the league with 30 points. While L.A. (5-10-4) still sits at 4th in the Pacific Division.
The season numbers:
Goals - Chris Kunitz 8
Assists - Chris Pronger/ Teemu Selanne 12
Points - Teemu Selanne 16
Penalty Minutes - Shane O'Brien 68
Goals - Mike Cammalleri 7
Assists - Anze Kopitar 11
Points - Anze Kopitar/Mike Cammalleri 16
Penalty Minutes - Sean Avery 50
Anaheim Ducks VS Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday Nov. 15, 7:05 pm, Honda Center
L.A. Kings VS San Jose Sharks, Monday Nov. 13, 7:30 pm, Staples Center
Peter's fantasy team:
A 4-4 tie this week puts my team at 27-17-6 and 3rd place in an 8 team league.
Peter thinks about running Calgary's goalie at www.peterdewolf.com