They needed four games, but the Ducks finally were the first ones on the board.
And it only took 37 seconds this time after Andrew Cogliano collected a Josh Manson rebound and shot it past Jaroslav Halak.
It still wasn’t the start Ducks coach Randy Carlyle was hoping for after the New York Islanders outshot the Ducks 21-6 in the opening period.
But John Gibson kept his team in the game with 20 saves in the first period (39 overall), and the Ducks defeated the Islanders 3-2 Wednesday in front of 14,553 at Honda Center.
The Ducks welcomed back Patrick Eaves, who made his season debut after sitting out the preseason because of a lower-body injury. The winger’s...