Jan 15, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Mathieu Perreault (22) and defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) react in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center. The Ducks defeated the Canucks 9-1. The Ducks nine goals set a franchise record. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks stop short of apologizing for 9-1 blowout of Vancouver Canucks

Jan 15, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of the Honda Center scoreboard in the third period. The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 9-1. The Ducks nine goals set a franchise record. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest talkers on Thursday in the NHL is how the Anaheim Ducks laid the hammer down on the Vancouver Canucks and destroyed the team 9-1. The game was over before it even started and even featured a string of overtly sarcastic tweets from the Canucks official Twitter account.

But the Ducks aren’t gloating post-mortem, and have stopped short of apologizing to the Canucks for the beat down they put on them.

“I don’t like those kinds of games,” Boudreau said, via the Ducks official website. “You don’t want to ever intentionally embarrass another team. I’ve been on the other end of those scores, so I know what it feels like.”

The 9-goal night was a franchise record breaker for the Ducks, but even veteran Teemu Selanne seemed to cringe a little after the game. His quotes were also gathered by the Ducks official site.

“We didn’t want to finish the game like that,” Selanne said. “I know there were a couple of guys who had a chance to get a hat trick, but it’s almost embarrassing to even try. But, what are you going to say? It’s a good thing we won. But we can’t really get too high about this one.”

This raises the question of which his worse, getting blown-out so badly that your official Twitter feed starts mocking you, or having the team who ran you out of the building stop short of apologizing for doing so?

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