You know, when the Anaheim Ducks were red hot to start the 2013 season, I honestly didn’t think they’d last. I figured they’re goaltending is inconsistent, just like the team in general.
On Friday night, the Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings by a final score of 5-2, increasing their winning streak to three games. They are now first in the Pacific Division and second in the entire Western Conference. This team is very much a force to be reckoned with in this league.
Emerging goaltender Viktor Fasth continued his impressive campaign, posting his seventh-straight win, becoming the first goalie ever to win his first seven contests of his career. He’s 30-years old. Fasth has remained calm, cool and collected all year long, and his teammates are more than aware of how important he has been.
“He’s been our most valuable player,” said forward Bobby Ryan. “He has come in and given us a chance to win every game. He’s a true professional.
While Detroit was without top forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen to injuries, I’m sure Anaheim could care less. The team’s offense is firing on all cylinders recently, scoring 14 goals over the past five contests. They also rank second in the league in goals per game (3.38). Anaheim is playing with the utmost confidence right now and it’s actually kind of scary. They have a handful of offensive weapons who haven’t even fully gotten it going yet, blue-liners who are stepping up and of course, a rock between the cages. The Ducks know that they can beat any team in the league.
Anyway, for all you Ducks fans out there, I am sorry for doubting your team. As they continue to roll through opponents, the Ducks will remain a lethal force. Of course, the hockey team, not the animals because let’s face it, they’re quite wimpy.