The Ducks have been falling on the wrong side of the little things lately, even when they do a lot of them right. They delivered another stellar third period on Friday, and responded well to a disallowed goal. They took full advantage of the absence of injured Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and won 49 of 67 faceoffs.
But Chicago converted the chances it did get to hand the Ducks a 3-2 loss in a festive atmosphere at Honda Center, as the heavily red-garbed crowd celebrated the Blackhawks’ fifth straight win in the Black Friday series.
“For the most part we did some good things,” Ducks center Antoine Vermette said. “We generated good chances....