Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Ketchup is flowing

After scoring just 2 goals in the first eight periods of play against Dwayne Roloson of the Edmonton Oilers, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks have put the puck in the net 9 times in the last four. The figurative ketchup bottle that Selanne alluded to after the 5-4 loss in game #3 is open and oozing all over the place. Now that the Ducks have refound their scoring touch and their confidence, this could still end up becoming an interesting series. They've already won 6 games in a row once during these playoffs, so who's to say they can't win three more in a row.

History is against the Ducks, with only the 1942 Maple Leafs and 1975 New York Islanders coming back after being down 3-0 in a best of seven series. The Ducks have the monkey off their backs. They've found out how to score, and they managed to win their first game in Edmonton since 1999, snapping a 13-game losing streak. In order to advance, the Ducks need to win game five at home, game six on the road in Edmonton, and game seven back at home. As long as the ketchup keeps flowing, I think the Ducks still have a chance.