The Mighty secret of Mighty Duck success?
No days off.
Coach Mike Babcock gave the team an extra day off during Christmas and the team took a four-game skid. So now, with the All-Star break coming up and the next few days off, the Ducks are still practicing.
Also, Petr Sykora has really started to thrive in Anaheim. It sure took him long enough. But he’s got 17 goals on the season now — six in the last 13. And now Anaheim is really within striking distance of a playoff spot.
And within striking distance of the chance to get knocked out in the first round. But that’s what teams dream about.