The Ducks did it again. Come from behind and sneak in for the win.
In Game 6, in Dallas, the Ducks were down 4-2 before staging another comeback in the third period and then winning the game with a goal from Nick Bonino in overtime.
It was the first time that the home team did not win the game in the series, a nasty affair filled with spearing, hitting, a broken leg, and plenty of misconducts thrown in for good measure.
Yet at the end of it all, everyone still shook hands, offering respectful congratulations and good wishes to the players they just tried to annihilate on the ice. I love hockey!
The Ducks now move on to round 2, something they haven’t done since 2009. They get a couple of days to rest and regroup while figuring out if it will be the Sharks or the Kings.
The Sharks were ahead 3-0 in the series, threatening to sweep, and then the Kings decided to play like the Kings. Now the series is tied 3-3, going to a game 7 on Wednesday to duke it out. Will the Sharks choke? Again? Will the Kings do what only three teams have ever done in all of playoff history and come back to win four in a row?
No matter which team prevails, the Ducks need to be ready when the next round begins on Friday.