History repeating? Ducks waddle out of the gate vs. Preds in Game 7

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A noticeable amount of Anaheim Ducks fans took time to get to Game 7. Maybe they’re just aware of their team’s history of slow starts* to crucial games.

To Bruce Boudreau’s chagrin, the Ducks are once again digging themselves a big hole as the Nashville Predators entered the first intermission with a 2-0 lead.

Don’t get this wrong; the Predators deserve credit, too. As you can see from that Colin Wilson goal above, they’re making plays. Pekka Rinne‘s also made some big stops.

Still, this continues a deeply disturbing trend for the Ducks:

Uh oh.

The good news for the Ducks is that they were down 2-0 to start this series and bounced back. They also have two periods to rally.

Still … not a good start.

* – Nah, most people blame it on traffic.