The new Anaheim Ducks are starting to look a wee bit like the old Anaheim Ducks.
With Monday’s 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Ducks completed a 1-3 road trip and saw their record drop to 24-30-9. That’s worth 57 points and drops them back into seventh place in the eight-team NHL Pacific Division.
The Ducks’ defeat was the Canucks’ good luck as it snapped a three-game losing streak for them.
It wasn’t that the Orange County team didn’t get its chances; the Ducks matched the Canucks with 29 shots-on-goal each. It’s just that Jacob Markstrom, the Vancouver goalkeeper turned each one away.
“We got off to a good start,” said Jacob Silfverberg. “We had some pressure on them and had a couple chances. We didn’t manage to find the back of the net. All of a sudden, we get a shot blocked and off they go to score.”
The Ducks are trying to use the remaining 20 games of the regular season to prep for next year by bringing in new talent. On Sunday they traded defenseman Brandon Montour to Buffalo for defender Brendan Guhle and first round draft pick for 2019.
The Ducks are back in action on Wednesday in Anaheim hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (26-28-9, 61 points) at Honda Center at 7 p.m.
ALSO,the Los Angeles Kings (23-32-7, 53 points) lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Staples Center.
Other NHL scores:
- Toronto 5, Buffalo 3
- New Jersey 2, Montreal 1
- Nashville 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)
- Florida 4, Colorado 3 (OT)
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