The Anaheim Ducks played the Vancouver Canucks yesterday and despite the fact that the Ducks could’ve easily been tipped as winners prior to the game based on how they’re playing, nobody expected the huge 9-1 win that broke the single-game goals scored record for the franchise.
The Ducks’ nine-goal output created a lot of buzz in the social media as there’s an “unwritten rule” that says that if one team is outplaying the other and winning by a huge margin, the tempo should be slowed to avoid embarrassing a co-worker. It’s not written anywhere, but is something that can be seen in all major sports all over the world.
The Ducks surely wanted to win and didn’t know anything about the buzz created. Apparently, their head coach Bruce Boudreau wasn’t too happy with the final result, expressing some regret over some of his players trying to notch a hat trick in the dying minutes of the game.
Veteran winger Teemu Selanne also agreed with his head coach in expressing his displeasure in how the game ended. The Canucks were shorthanded for an extended period of time in the final minutes when the contest was well out of reach.
The Ducks could easily be recognized for the win and the record-breaking performance, but their head coach should also be praised for his post-game words. This kind of sportsmanship is rarely seen, but is yet so necessary in today’s sporting world.