The San Diego Gulls just can't seem to escape the losing streak, as they reach seven straight losses to close out the series.
On Wednesday, the Gulls finished their season series with yet another loss against the Abbotsford Canucks, which now places them seventh in the standings heading into the playoffs.
It was an overtime thriller at The Pechanga Arena on Wednesday, where the Gulls competed hard against the Canucks before falling short in an overtime loss to the third place team in the Pacific Division.
This loss guarantees San Diego team the seventh seed in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs where they would face the second seed team in the post-season. If the playoff standings remain as current, Gulls would face the Ontario Reign in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Gulls head coach Joel Bouchard is remaining optimistic after Wednesday's loss, stating that he's glad the bad results are happening now, so that they can learn from their mistakes and avoid any losing streak in the playoffs.
"I still think it’s good it happens now. We have to learn from it, we have a lot of new guys in the lineup moving in and out. To me, it is what it is. No excuses. I thought we came out playing the right way." Gulls head coach Joel Bouchard said.
The head coach says that even though they lost, they still did not feel dominated Wednesday night at The Pechanga, which makes the team believe that they can still fix their errors and work with the lessons learned.
"Again, we’re going to revisit. It’s not like they dominated us, it’s not like the guys didn’t care. Just a couple of plays here and there and then all of a sudden you end up being in a tie game. Then, you take a penalty and a mental part is there too so I’m not panicked. That never leads anywhere so there was no bad intention, just keep working with the guys."
The San Diego Gulls will continue their attempt to close out the regular season in the strongest way possible, when they host the Tucson Roadrunners at The Pechanga this Saturday, April 23.