The Anaheim Ducks looked like anything but a Stanley Cup contender – let alone the top team in the NHL Pacific Division – on Wednesday night as they lost 4-0 to the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center.
That one-sided loss allowed the San Jose Sharks to leapfrog the Ducks into first place in the division. Anaheim is now 27-15-9, good for 63 points, one point behind their northern neighbor.
After a scoreless first period, the visitors lit the lamp three times in the second and went on to the victory. Leon Draisalti scored twice for Edmonton. John Gibson made 19 saves in goal for the Ducks. Cam Talbot had 26 for the Oilers for his fourth shutout of the season.
“It wasn’t like we didn’t have anything going, it was stupid mistakes,” Ducks forward Ryan Kesler said. “We beat ourselves. Obviously we’ve just got to forget about this one and move on.”
The Ducks will move on to their next game on Thursday hosting the Sharks at Honda Center.