This is not meant to take anything away this Ducks team -- a team that won a Game 7 after four straight years of futility in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) May 11, 2017
But it must be said, to my knowledge baseball's best player aka Mike Trout was not at any of the previous Ducks' Game 7 losses.
Look if Andrew Cogliano doesn't drive hard to the net, Nick Ritchie doesn't pop up in the right place at the right time, John Gibson isn't stellar after a clunker and Ryan Getzlaf doesn't continue the best playoffs of his career, we're not having this conversation. But in my experience, curses need a little luck to be broken.
So, the real questions is: Mike are you available if another Game 7 arises?