Jakob’s star turn is not enough

THE ANAHEIM DUCKS are in sixth in the NHL Pacific Division (Shutterstock).

A sterling performance by Jakob Silfverberg on Sunday against the Minnesota Wild wasn’t quite enough to lift up the Anaheim Ducks to a win at Honda Center.

Silfverberg scored two goals and added an assist as the Orange County team fell 5-4 in overtime.

Ryan Miller had 25 saves in goal and Rickard Rakell had three assists as Anaheim’s record went to 28-32-9, good for 65 points and sixth place in the NHL Pacific Division.

Sunday’s loss put the team’s March record at 2-3, and snapping a two-game winning streak that involved victories over Colorado and Toronto.

Looking forward, the Ducks continue their home stand with a game Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators and then Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues.


  • Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf 42 points, Adam Henrique 40, Rickard Rakell 40.
  • Goals: Henrique 25, Jakob Silfverberg 20, Rakell 14.
  • Assists: Getzlaf 29, Rakell 26, Cam Fowler 20, Hampus Lindholm 20.
  • Goalkeeping (goals-against average): John Gibson 3.00, Ryan Miller 3.16.

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