Where’s Emilio Estevez when you need him? The Anaheim Ducks look to even up their NHL Playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers on May 3. The puck drops around 10:00 PM ET so don’t miss a second!
Granted, the Anaheim Ducks haven’t been known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim since Disney sold the team in 2005, but at this point, the squad could use all the help they can get. The Edmonton Oilers have a 2-1 lead over them in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and if they don’t get some payback in this game, they’ll be one loss away from elimination!
Anaheim rebounded from dropping two straight home games to Edmonton, whalloping the Oilers in a 6-3 route on April 30. They quacked hard out of the gate, going 3-1 in the first period, per Bleacher Report. They even stayed cool when the Oilers tied it up in the second, prevailing in the third period to get their first win in this series. Though, don’t expect things to be any easier for the Ducks in Game 4.
“A lot of it was us, it wasn’t them,” Jordan Eberle, 26, right-winger for Edmonton said when explaining the loss, per ESPN. “We weren’t crisp. We were making mistakes that caused us to chase the puck and basically do a bag skate, skating down and back. We worked on it today and we’ll be better in Game 4.”
Though, perhaps the change of scenery is the key to the Ducks success. When you have the days off and you’re able to go somewhere, obviously where we’re staying is a beautiful resort, and be able to do different things and spend time together and get out the city you’re playing in, it’s good for the group,” Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler, 32, said. Well, after this game, the series heads back to California. The Ducks will eventually have to win at home if they want to advance to the conference finals.
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers?