Well at least the game didn’t go to overtime.
That’s probably the best thing that can be said about the Ducks’ embarrassing 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday at Honda Center. Because even after welcoming leading scorer Corey Perry back from a five-game absence and getting 20 shifts from center Kyle Palmieri in his season debut, the Ducks were blown out of their own building by a team that entered the game last in the NHL in scoring.
“We weren’t very good,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “From the first shift. Whatever we say, that’s an excuse. We’re professionals. We should be better than that.”
Though the Ducks weren’t making excuses, there was at least an...