If this season were a jigsaw puzzle, Friday was an example of pieces snapping into place for the Ducks.
It wasn’t all pretty. They overcame early turnovers and lost a rare game in the faceoff circle, but their 3-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets fulfilled most of their wish list and earned them a first-place tie with the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division.
Here’s what we learned:
It was quality over quantity for Jonathan Bernier. Bernier only faced 18 shots — which matched a season-best allowed for the Ducks — and four in the third period.
But at least two were crucial. He denied Mark Scheifele on a mini-breakaway in the first period and made...