I long for the days when a divisional game on the road wasn't considered a double whammy against the Ducks, but those days are gone and I have no desire to be quaint and anachronistic. Looking at Anaheim's record this season (if you harbor the desire to break losses down into little groups before you spill your tears over them), all signs point to tough sledding tonight, and with the Ducks slated to face Dallas three times this month, the ride won't get any smoother come New Year's Eve.
There's a watch party tonight at Big's Bar & Grill in Fullerton (323 N. State College Ave.), but remember that tonight's start time is 5:30 PST. Right now, it sounds like Lupul is a gametime decision, but he's skating in practice, so that's something. The Register reported that various border crossing issues could keep Chipchura out of the lineup. Post any lineup changes and info in the comments.