The television replay was brief but telling: Ryan Kesler grimaced in pain on the bench early in the game. Hunched forward, he almost appeared as if he wouldn’t return.
But he didn’t miss a shift.
It turned out to be microcosm of the Ducks on Thursday: early pain, followed by a robust effort to push through and prevail, fittingly on Kesler’s goal for a 3-2 win at Honda Center.
Kesler crashed the net to get Jakob Silfverberg’s pass and backhanded a loose puck past Devils goalie Cory Schneider with 3:40 remaining to complete a comeback from 2-0 down.
Kesler is Mr. November with seven goals this month.
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