ANAHEIM – Friday the thirteenth was certainly not an unlucky day for Brandon Montour who scored his first of the new season on was a beautifully executed three-on-one short-handed goal with a wrist-shot from the high slot in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche.
Unfortunately the occasion was dampened by a 3-1 loss to the Av’s.
A horrific line change by Colorado put Andrew Cogliano and Logan Shaw at full team against one defender. The fast skating Montour, this year wearing No. 26, caught up with the play as the trailer and when the puck reached him he was in the clear. A rocket wrist shot found the mark and, at the time, tied the game at 1-1.
The Ducks were unable to add to that and fell behind the Av’s 3-1. The Ducks then lost by the same score to the Buffalo Sabers .
Anaheim hopes to get back on the winning side this week when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to the Duck Pond, Oct. 20, before the Ducks take on the Fliers in Philly Oct 24.