Subtract Anaheim’s most recent 4-1 win on October 18th against the Wild and they have only two goals in seven games. For a team that most expected to be right there in the West, if not one of the favorites to make it to the Stanley Cup, this should be alarming.
Shutout five times so far this season, the Ducks have to be looking for any answer to the problem. The lines have been tinkered with, players taken in and out of the lineup, yet all to no avail. This team is far too talented to be sitting in the cellar of the Western Conference. Getzlaf and Perry must to find their stride and must do it quickly if they want to start scoring goals, let alone compete in games.
Luckily for them the defense and goaltending has been steady and they have scrounged some points from overtime losses.
Seven NHL players actually have more or the same amount of goals as the entire Ducks team:
For a team with such lofty expectations coming into the season, the offense simply isn’t there. Bruce Bordereau is an outstanding coach, but one must wonder how many more times the team can look lifeless and be shutout before something happens. With a roster capable of competing for a Stanley Cup (when it is at its best) Bordereau may end up having to take the fall for poor play and bad luck on the player’s side.
By Brett Macko