The Ducks, no matter the opponent, continue to struggle out of the gate.
Sure, they scored first Wednesday against the New York Islanders, the only time they’ve done so in four games this season. But following the first-minute goal, the Ducks were thoroughly outskated — and outplayed — over the first third of the contest.
The Islanders outshot them 21-5, a familiar pattern that’s played out over the four-game homestand to open the season, though the Ducks ended up with the victory.
Now, they have to figure what ails them as the Ducks head on the road for a Friday contest against the Colorado Avalanche, a young, fast group.
“We’re going to have to find another...