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Boudreau rips Ducks after blowout loss to L.A.

Sep 18, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

Bruce Boudreau AP

Anaheim was blasted 6-0 by in-state rivals Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and head coach Bruce Boudreau was none too pleased by it.

“We were bad from the goaltender out,” Boudreau told the O.C. Register (paywall) following the game. “I gave them crap about their lack of compete.”

The loss, in which the Ducks were out-scored, out-shot and generally outworked, was only their second game of the preseason following a 6-2 win over Phoenix on Monday.

While some might see the L.A. loss as a blip on the radar, Boudreau pointed to an overall lack of work ethic — dating back to the start of training camp — as the culprit.

“We’ve had some guys that haven’t worked hard in training camp,” Boudreau explained. “They got to get back to the grindstone and start working.”

What’s more, the Ducks had a number of key players in the lineup: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Dustin Penner, Cam Fowler, Kyle Palmieri, Mark Fistric, Nick Bonino and Ben Lovejoy.

Penner said it was a pretty disappointing effort overall.

“They played fairly well and we played fairly poor,” he said. “Obviously it’s preseason. It’s a lot of guys first games.

“That being said, it’s not an excuse.”

  1. dipthatchip - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Yeah…no one will take you seriously Mr. Boudreau.

  2. pirovash88 - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Penner was always a big turd slowing down our lines here in L.A. glad he’s still doing the same over there in Anaheim.

  3. blomfeld - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM


    Friends, this is ‘exactly’ the kind of hockey we need to play in-order for us to secure another SC championship this year. Smart, tough, high-tempo ‘attack’ hockey that’s focused solely on scoring and scoring often! We’re already the biggest & toughest team in the business and so we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Therefore it’s critical that we avoid getting suckered into this Planet of the Apes MMA crap which so many teams today espouse and instead focus on ‘dynamic’ scoring which is clearly our forte. Make no mistake about it, Dean Lombardi has now assembled what is arguably the most prolific ‘scoring machine’ ever seen since the 80’s Oilers. We’re going back to the high ground friends and we’re going to take back that which is ‘ours’ with conviction and aplomb … no two ways about it ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

    • km9000 - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      2 minutes for excessive scare-quoting.

      • stepanup - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        I think we’d prefer a game misconduct.

    • withseidelinn - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Hahah man this Blomfeld guy cracks me up. “Planet of the Apes MMA crap”.

    • bauxjangles - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      I think even Boudreau would say you over did it

    • areaman714 - Sep 19, 2013 at 2:31 AM

      There is some bad crack being distributed in skid row a few blocks from Staples Center . . .

      • bauxjangles - Sep 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        There’s goog crack?

  4. kingcobraman - Sep 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    its preseason ,not a game its pre season …hahaha Iverson inspired performance by the ducks…. poor coach isn’t going to make it through the season… hey coach its pre season ,not a game ….

  5. kingsforever - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    We ain’t talking about the game…

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