3.1.15 – Stars vs Ducks Game Recap (Who Cares About the Game Don’t Trade For Phaneuf)

Stars losing streak extends to six. Jamie didn’t get any points at all. Corey Perry had a multiple point game. Did I miss any other low points?

I’m trying to think of a team I hate more than the Ducks and I’m drawing blanks. I knew this game was gonna be bad so I started the evening off right.

(Spoilers: it didn’t really help.)

ALSO THIS GAME WAS ON NBC. I don’t know why I keep doing the recaps for the games that end up being on NBC, but here we go again. Except, as the first period started, I heard the heavenly tones of Daryl Reaugh between the glass, and therefore was not treated to any heavy handed slavering Ducks bullshit as the game went on. Bless you, Razor. Bless you.

Have a graph.

3.1 Stars vs ANA Corsi_ZSO

Numbers from war-on-ice, 5v5 score adjusted. You know, the usual. Are you as tired of hearing they outpossessed their opponent and still lost as I am? So why are they losing, right? (Turnovers and goaltending, that’s why they lose.) (Seriously.)

First period

3.1 Stars v Ducks 1

It was all pretty, you know, even keeled I guess through most of the first. Enroth was on his GAME. Swallowed up his rebounds, made some good stops when he had to. So how did the Perry goal go in? Glad you asked.

FOUR. STARS. AT THE GOAL LINE. Literally all the had to do was get it out to someone on the point to face our baby rookie defenseman. Daley tried to turn on the gas to catch up but literally skating flat out was not able to overtake Perry going at a snail’s pace. I don’t even know.

Second period

3.1 Stars v Ducks 2

If McKenzie is going to keep fighting I insist he get better at it. You can’t be a momentum changer when you’re getting beaten up by guys that are, like, three times your size every time you do it. It’s embarrassing, Kenz.

Possession this period was SICK. Stars had 17 shots to the Ducks’ 3. THAT’S RIGHT. THREE. At least they didn’t score on us this period? We finally scored on them? On a power play? Welcome back to the line up, Eaves, eh? Gibson was ridiculous, and once again the Stars made the other team’s rookie goalie the #1 star of the game.

Hemsky was hooked on a breakaway shot right at the end of the second and I still don’t quite understand why that wasn’t a penalty shot. Because Stars, I guess.

Third period

3.1 Stars v Ducks 3

Typical Stars third. Demers gave a centering pass right in front of the Stars net that missed whoever he was trying to send it to and ended up behind Enroth. So that was fucking stupid. Stars left Perry and whoever 23 is (I just don’t care enough to look it up) behind them in the Ducks zone. This is exactly what led to the first goal, so idk why they’re making the same mistakes TWICE IN ONE GAME, but Getzlaf basically had a penalty shot situation because no one even tried to catch up with him. Enroth choked. It was stupid.

Whatever who cares about the game.

Some time was spent this period talking about the Klingberg family. Carl Klingberg was traded today to the New York Rangers and I didn’t know they were related until Razor mentioned it during the broadcast.

Don’t worry, he also looks like an elf:

And then you guys. THEN. There’s a THIRD Klingberg brother:

Elven genes strong in this family, eh? I don’t know who that makes Olle in the (Legolas) Greenleaf family, but it was an imperfect metaphor anyway.

Takeaway

It’s trade deadline day! *crosses every finger and toe*

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