While ‘Scouts Row’ in the TD Garden press box was rather desolate Saturday night for the Bruins-Capitals tilt, the Anaheim Ducks did have two representatives in attendance. Assistant general manager Dave Nonis and pro scout Dave Baseggio took in the battle between the two best teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Ducks’ two-man contingent was joined by new ‘Scouts Row’ mainstay, Seattle scout Dave Hunter and St. Louis Blues pro scout and general manager of the San Antonio Rampage, Kevin McDonald. The Blues have had someone at every Bruins game this season, including general manager Doug Armstrong on numerous occasions.
As for the Ducks – who ironically were playing the Blues Saturday night – they have gotten off to a so-so start and entred that game at 9-9-2 with 20 points and were three points out of a playoff spot. There’s no telling whom exactly they were focused on in the Bruins-Caps game but they definitely could use some scoring as they were ranked 25th in the league. Not surprisingly, they were second to last on the powerplay, scoring at just a 9.4 percent clip.