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Ducks pound their way to Game 1 win

Updated: May 29, 2007, 1:13 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM -- Perhaps we were a bit hasty in dismissing these Anaheim Ducks.

In the seemingly interminable gap between the end of the Western Conference finals and Monday's opening game of the Stanley Cup finals, it seemed the Ducks' flaws multiplied exponentially while the invincibility of the Ottawa Senators likewise grew.

The Ducks were too thin up front, too thin on the back end, took too many penalties. In short, they were lucky to be here. The Sens? Gee, they were really good weren't ...

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