Carlyle is substituting one Finn for another tonight, asking Petteri Nokelainen to run the pivot on the second line and asking the team as a whole to WILL the puck not skill the puck.
The Ducks are 13th in the West, 8 points out of 8th, suffering two injuries to major players and have no power play to speak of? Same as it ever was. Actually, same as it recently was. The Ducks faced an identical predicament to open 2010, but Ryan Getzlaf came back in the game against Detroit to jump start a winning streak. Unfortunately, Anaheim can't afford to lose any games while waiting for Koivu to come back at all. Maybe players will step it up, maybe Bob Murray will scream at them again (and actually trade someone) or maybe the team will finally crash and burn this season proper-like. Tune in this afternoon to have the Ducks play with your emotions.
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