There was plenty of green in Honda Center, but for a 55-minute span the Ducks couldn’t buy a goal.
After Rickard Rakell’s 31st goal midway through in the first period, the Ducks proceeded to fill a barn with near misses against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. They were also thwarted by 6-foot-6 goalie Anders Nilsson and hit a post and a crossbar in the third period and overtime, respectively.
Two goals in a shootout weren’t enough, either, in a 2-1 loss. Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round to deny the Ducks the extra point as they head to San Jose for a big game against the Sharks on Saturday.
Girgensons outwaited goalie Jonathan Bernier and lifted the...