Anders Nilsson

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres

It began just like the previous game — on a Rickard Rakell goal — but then it descended into one missed opportunity and bad bounce after another for the Ducks.

They got a point out of a 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday and can’t spend much time lamenting what could have been with Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks on tap.

Here’s what we learned:

Little things count in big games

The Ducks can’t afford to miss this many chances against Pacific Division leader San Jose, let alone against a Buffalo team that is playing for next season.

Credit some of it to the Sabres and 6-foot-6 goalie Anders Nilsson, who denied Ryan...

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