I’ve resigned to the fact that the 2017-18 was one of the most disappointing seasons in Oilers history. After such a good 2016-17, you can’t feel anything but a sharp kick in the pants once you’re taken a 25 point drop off a cliff.
We can, however, take a gander at Anaheim’s misfortunes this postseason and chuckle heartily.
That’s it for Anaheim. Thomas Hertl’s second goal of the playoffs seals the deal for the San Jose Sharks in round one. The Sharks win the game 2-1, and they sweep the Ducks in a tiny four game package.
You’ll likely recall the Ducks getting hammered by an 8-1 score on Monday. It really hasn’t been a good series for the Ducks, who were able to score just four goals total in four games.
Frankly, I feel just terrible for the Ducks, especially our good friend Ryan Kesler. Kesler finishes the playoffs with two assists, which does mean he had points in half of Anaheim’s total goals in the series. Just beside ourselves with grief. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer hockey club.
The Sharks advance to the second round of the NHL Playoffs where they’ll face the club from Vegas, who I hear is pretty good.