True confessions, via Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau.
What did Boudreau remember about the long break between playoff rounds — he said it was 17 days — back in his American Hockey League playing days?
"Pizza," he said.
Boudreau spent parts of three seasons, starting in the 1978-79 campaign, with the New Brunswick Hawks, the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league affiliate. He said he and his roommate had a routine during their 17-day break until the next series.
There was practice, naturally. But they had pizza, watched three hours worth of soap operas on TV and usually went to a movie at night. Those were the "days of Luke and Laura," Boudreau said of...