ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Ducks new season began with Six Nations pride and joy, Brandon Montour, No. 91, on the blue line.
In sophomore full season with the Ducks, he has been called upon early after Ryan Getzlaf, Sami Vatanen, Ondrej Kase, Nick Richie, Hampus Lindholm, and Patrick Eaves all out with pre and early season injuries. Goalie Ryan Miller is also out with an injury.
“Obviously, they are experienced guys and having those guys hurt it gives guys like myself and a couple of other guys a chance to step up and be up for the challenge,” said Montour.
The Ducks opened the season against the LA Kings and battled them nose to nose through a full three periods with no one able to beat either goalies, until the 2:55 mark of the first OT period when Jake Muzzin ended it in the Kings favour, 1-0.
Oct. 5, 5-4 come from behind win. They came back from three goals down to pull off an incredible 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes before a sell-out crowd at Honda Center.
Oct 7, the shoe was on the other foot as the Philadelphia Flyers overcame a Duck lead to take a 3-2 OT win out of the Ducks hands.
After three games into the new season the Ducks are 1-1-1 and as of Tuesday morning were one point behind LA, Vegas, and Calgary.