So far, Wednesday is looking like a night of history repeating itself.
The Washington Capitals fell short in an unpleasantly familiar way against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 to start things off. The Anaheim Ducks have time to flip the script, but so far, not so good against the Edmonton Oilers in that Game 7.
The Ducks feel different, particularly with Randy Carlyle behind the bench as opposed to star-crossed head coach Bruce Boudreau. Even so, they suffered yet another early deficit in a Game 7.
If you’re a Ducks fan, maybe don’t even look at this tweet:
Carlyle decided not to challenge this funky, painful goal, credited to Drake Caggiula. That was probably the right call, but some may disagree.
This might be a tight game, and if that’s the case, then that goal and moments like these could very well make the difference.
On the bright side for the Ducks, there’s plenty of time to change the story altogether.