Jakob Silfverberg lunged forward and essentially turned on the stretch run for the Ducks as if he had flipped a switch.
Playing his first game since a head injury forced him to miss the previous three, Silfverberg’s clever tip of Nick Ritchie’s shot-pass opened the scoring Tuesday, and his third-period goal highlighted a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Silfverberg’s break was stretched over the All-Star break, but no rust was evident.
“It was a long time without playing,” Silfverberg said. “I was [excited] the legs felt good, and hopefully that will continue forward.”
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