The post-All-Star break, Pacific Division showdown lived up to the hype.
Rarely do early February games garner such buzz, but the Ducks and San Jose were both surging when they met Tuesday at Honda Center, and a 3-2 win by the Ducks set the tone for the week ahead.
Here’s what we learned:
Frederik Andersen doesn’t want to give up the net. Somewhat forgotten because of John Gibson’s play, Andersen won his season-high fourth straight game and helped bail out the Ducks during a last-minute onslaught by San Jose.