If the Ducks are going to withstand the early onslaught of injuries, it’s going to be John Gibson who helps them brave the storm.
The unquestioned No. 1 starter in goal for Year 2, Gibson has propelled the Ducks to three points through two games.
In the season-opening victory over the Arizona Coyotes, the 24-year-old dazzled with a number of acrobatic split saves, perhaps none greater than a game-defining sequence in the second. Derek Stepan split the defense on a breakaway, but Gibson stonewalled him, and then swatted away the trailing Christian Dvorak’s attempt alone in front.
That was Gibson at his best. At his worst, he has kicked back a number of rebounds. He did...