It’s become a Sisyphean task for the Ducks to string two wins together. Like the Greek myth, every time they roll the stone to the top of hill, it rolls back down.
What was disconcerting about Sunday was that they had trouble with that first push. Playing at home against a goalie who hadn’t played an NHL game since 2015, the Ducks didn’t have the initial will.
Not even a 44-shot barrage made up for it in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center.
The Ducks fell behind, 2-0, and lost despite two third-period power plays and Patrick Eaves’ second goal in as many games.
“We didn’t come prepared to play the hockey game,” Ryan Getzlaf said. “In this time of...