At some point this season the Ducks will get a bounce or a break in overtime. And at some point the adjectives used to describe their shutdown line might be depleted.
Unfortunately for Anaheim, those two dynamics converged incongruously in a frustrating first game out of the Christmas break Tuesday, a 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center.
The Ducks are 0-6 in games that end in overtime this season, a repeating theme that is quickly getting old. San Jose defenseman Brent Burns delivered the latest blow when he took a pass from Joe Pavelski and backhanded the puck past goalie John Gibson with 2 minutes 14 seconds left.