The once-hot Anaheim Ducks are finding that the northeast in December can give visitors a cool reception. On Thursday the Orange County team suffered its second straight loss, falling 3-1 to the Boston Bruins.
Against the Bruins, the Ducks didn’t get going until the third period, with their sole goal coming on Josh Mahura’s first career goal.
“It didn’t look like we had the energy we needed tonight to get the win,” said Jakob Silfverberg. “Not getting in on the forecheck, not creating enough speed in the neutral zone. You just don’t get the chances. We had to play a little too much defense. Once it’s time to transition, we were a little too tired. You can’t get up there in time.”
John Gibson was sharp as usual in goal with 28 saves in the loss, which snapped a nine-game winning streak over the B’s.
The Ducks will conclude their five-game road trip on Saturday by visiting the Buffalo Sabres.