We’d both forgotten about this.
Niedermayer had “forgotten about” Daniel Alfredsson’s puck-in-the-face because he’s one of hockey’s true gentlemen. I forgot it because I only watched it on TV and Game 4 of the ’07 Stanley Cup finals seems like a long time ago for some reason. The vast majority of the 17,174 (paid) fans at Honda Center didn’t forget about it and booed Alfredsson every time he touched the puck during the ducks’ 3-1 win on Monday. “It’s nice to know they have my back,” Niedermayer said after the game.
composure, everyone else just follows them, and I thought we did a great job
The Ducks’ undisciplined penalties cost them so many games earlier in the season, it was amazing to hear this come out of Randy Carlyle’s mouth after the win: “Yeah, weve been guilty of
taking some undisciplined penalties, but I cant remember a game where Ive
been unhappy with our discipline here in the last 25 or 30 games.”