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The Anaheim Ducks Now Down 0-2 Heading To San Jose

from Mark Whicker at the OC Register,

It’s a 3-2 league, as Darryl Sutter used to say.

The Ducks had the “two” Saturday night, on a game-opening shot by Jakob Silfverberg that hit a stick and fluttered past Martin Jones, and an indefensible power-play blast into the top right corner by Hampus Lindholm.

Otherwise, scoring goals was like pulling a camel through the eye of a needle. Winning this Western Conference first-round series will be approximately as hard.

This Game 2 loss to San Jose, which dealt the Ducks an 0-2 series deficit,  featured hot effort and cold hard truth. There will always be games like this in the playoffs, when you do almost all you can, and Anaheim did that for most of the second and third period.

But there will periodically be losses in those games, because playoff games are so competitive. Therefore, you can’t afford a no-show like Game One, and now the Ducks have to win four out of five against a team they’ve only beaten once all season.

continued

Below, highlights of the Sharks' 3-2 win over the Ducks.

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Steve in San Francisco's avatar

And if you have Corey Perry on your team, you can count on him to take a brain-dead penalty
when you’re down by 1 with 3 min to play. NIce job, Corey! And thanks!

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 04/15/18 at 04:59 PM ET

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