A lead had vanished. The minutes were dwindling away. A possible third consecutive loss to the top contender was at hand.
"We fell behind, but we never quit going," Kesler said. "We really wanted this one going into a [four-day holiday] break. We've all been on the other side of this, when you lose and think about it for three days. So we're going to enjoy this one, re-energize and come back."
The Ducks, with an
"I saw a lane to the net and Getzy makes that whole play," Fowler said. "I don't think there's too many people in this league who see that opening. I was happy to be able to finish it off."
San Jose (19-11-5) was seeking its sixth consecutive victory and responded to an early deficit by taking a 2-1 lead in the third, its first score a goal deflected in by
Andersen called Karlsson's goal "fluky."
"That goal happened, but you could see how much everyone started battling, to give me a goal back and get a win," Andersen said.
The battle was scoreless until 7:20 into the second period when Ducks center
Rakell was in front of Niemi when he found a loose puck that was flicked off the glass by forward
Reminders of the Oct. 26 Ducks-Sharks clash at Honda Center surfaced. The teams combined for 165 penalty minutes then.
On Monday, there was a fistfight between Ducks defenseman
Then, San Jose's
Jackman underwent medical evaluation and didn't return.