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Ducks overcome four-goal deficit to defeat Jets in overtime

Apr 1, 2014, 1:08 AM EST

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The Winnipeg Jets were running away – or, I guess you could say flying away? – with this one against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

The Jets got off to a four-goal lead, scoring twice in the first period and two more times in the second to take complete control. Heck, they outshot the Ducks 19-4 after the first period and a combined 31-11 after two periods.

Game over. Done. Move on.

Then the Ducks decided to show up. And from there, the Jets just seemed to whither. The Ducks, thanks to Corey Perry‘s tying goal with 23 seconds remaining in regulation and Stephane Robidas‘ goal 16 seconds into overtime, successfully pulled off the comeback by a final score of 5-4. According to the Ducks, Monday’s comeback win was the greatest in franchise history.

“If we play the way we did in the second half of that game, no one can beat us,” said Perry, as per the Ducks’ official Twitter account.

The Ducks also jump three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks for the top spot in the Pacific Division. The Ducks also have one game in hand.

Based on numerous reports from both Ducks and Jets beat reporters, the fans in Anaheim weren’t pleased with the first period, letting their voices heard through a chorus of boos.

  1. zetaone - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    And the Ducks are 20th in terms of % of seats sold out this season. What an absolute joke of a fan base.

    The Ducks have more wins at home than my Sabres have all season and the Sabres have better attendance..

    • jennettalia - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      Wouldn’t the fanbase be the people who attend? And the joke be those who are local who don’t attend? How did you manage to throw the fanbase under the bus?

      • zetaone - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:11 AM

        Fine.. if we’re going to play semantics.. their LACK of a fan base/quality fans is the joke. Also, I throw them under the bus because they’re booing them at home… The large surrounding metropolitan area of LA/Anaheim can’t manage to fill the measley 16,380 seats at Honda Center.. And the people that do are fair weather fans; joke.

      • jennettalia - Apr 2, 2014 at 5:14 AM

        @Zetaone

        You’ve gotta be trolling.

    • areaman714 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:46 AM

      Ok. Why are you paying the watch the Sabres? Now THAT is embarrassing . . .

      • zetaone - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:54 AM

        Because I’m not a fair weather/bandwagon fan.

        “gotta support the team”

      • stuuuu86 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

        Sabers fan. No cups and you live in Buffalo, we feel for you.
        Socal is nice this time of year, especially come playoff time.

    • areaman714 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:14 AM

      And because there is absolutely positively nothing else to do in Buffalo? If the Ducks ever played as horribly as the Sabres, I’d be spending mor time skiing, surfing, at Disneyland, diving, more weekends in Hawaii. You know, having a life.

    • cofran2004 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      If your team allows 4 goals in the first period, they deserve to be boo’d no matter how good they are. As a matter of fact, they deserve to be boo’d more because you KNOW they’re better than that.

      • c9castine - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

        exactly.

      • areaman714 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

        Yeah. If you are an angsty little fan that is prone to tantrums when you don’t get your way, yeah, go ahead and boo. Every team in any sport has had a bad period or quarter or inning. Relax folks.

      • cyggyx1 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        “scoring twice in the first period and two more times in the second”

        the sentiment is valid though. But I did notice how many fans for the jets were in attendance after the first 2 goals. So that was more likely where booing generated. I stopped watching at 3-0. (east time zone) Happy to have the 2 points

  2. patshal - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    The jets can’t blow leads like that. That’s why they’re not a playoff team.

  3. penvik - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Can’t just flick that switch in the playoffs. Won’t work against good teams. Anaheim better start playing 60min or they won’t go far. Jets with a Leaf like collapse.

    • areaman714 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      True. But they have played pretty well against playoff teams as of late. They have played well against the Avs, Sharks, and Kings. Though, true, if the Ducks get down by two goals against the Kings, coming back would be a tall order.

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