Brent Burns

Ducks fall to Sabres, 2-1, in 10-round shootout

Ducks fall to Sabres, 2-1, in 10-round shootout

There was plenty of green in Honda Center, but for a 55-minute span the Ducks couldn’t buy a goal.

After Rickard Rakell’s 31st goal midway through in the first period, the Ducks proceeded to fill a barn with near misses against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. They were also thwarted by 6-foot-6 goalie Anders Nilsson and hit a post and a crossbar in the third period and overtime, respectively.

Two goals in a shootout weren’t enough, either, in a 2-1 loss. Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round to deny the Ducks the extra point as they head to San Jose for a big game against the Sharks on Saturday.

Girgensons outwaited goalie Jonathan Bernier and lifted the...

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