The bounces still went their way. Their shots continued to avoid the goal posts. The chemistry didn't dissipate.
The All-Star break was the only thing that threatened the Ducks' momentum, and they squashed any notions of it with a 3-2 win against San Jose in a terrific game Tuesday at Honda Center.
The win came after five days off, against an equally hot San Jose team that hadn't lost in regulation since Jan.7. It placed the Ducks back in a playoff spot in the first of three Pacific Division games this week.
“Everyone knew how big a week this is, and this game is the first step,” goalie Frederik Andersen said. “Everyone is excited to be back. I sensed...