By Pete Zarustica
It was a short revival.
After winning on Wednesday to snap a six-game losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks returned to their losing ways on Friday, falling 3-0 to the Boston Bruins at the Honda Center.
It was their second game under interim coach Bob Murray. The Ducks have now lost 20 out of 23 games. The defeat put the team’s record at 22-27-9, worth 53 points. They are tied with Edmonton for sixth place in the NHL Pacific Division.
“It’s unfortunate we’re not scoring goals,” Ducks defenseman Josh Manson said. “You need to score goals in this league to win games. You can’t expect to shut teams out every night. It’s unfortunate, but we know we have to score. It doesn’t change anything for us.”
The Bruins scored twice on new goalie Kevin Boyle, then got their third in the waning moments of the game with an empty net tally.
“We had our chances,” Murray said. “It was a pretty even hockey game. They buried their chances, and we didn’t bury ours. The team played very well. We stuck with the system, so we didn’t give up a lot. We just need to create something around their net. We need to do more around their net.”
The Ducks are next in action on Sunday, hosting the Washington Capitals (32-19-7) for the Scott Niedermayer Jersey Retirement Ceremony.