"He's been a difference maker in the last two games. He’s a big-bodied guy who’s just another power forward in the making. I think he's going to be a good player.” -- Bruce Boudreau
As they have all season, the #NHLDucks will draw on their depth tonight as Devante Smith-Pelly plays for an injured Matt Beleskey. The Ducks talked about his play and previewed Game 2 in the Morning Report.
See you at the Honda Center for Game 2 after I spend the day at WonderCon. To honor Getzlaf's toughness after taking that slap shot to the face at the end of the game, it'll be my Getzlaf Stadium Series jersey to don for tomorrow. Quack! #PaintItOrange
The #NHLDucks look for a 2-0 series lead tonight when they host the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of their first round matchup (7 p.m. PT; TV: NBCSN, Prime Ticket; RADIO: KSPN 710). Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will play after suffering an injury late in Game 1.
"I’ve seen him take his fair share of bumps and bruises, and he always bounces back. It’s a good thing for our leader to show that. We know he’ll be there for us no matter what." -- Cam Fowler
The #NHLDucks hit the ice for another hard practice today at Honda Center, but the focus was on the injured Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey. The team updated their condition and talked about the improvements for Game 2 in today's Practice Report.
That's the way to start a series! The #NHLDucks top the Stars, 4-3, to take Game 1 of their first round series tonight at Honda Center. Matt Beleskey and Ryan Getzlaf finished with two points for Anaheim, who grab a lead in the best-of-seven series, 1-0.