The Vancouver Canucks came into Honda Center on Sunday for their second game in as many nights, with a goalie, Richard Bachman, who hadn't appeared in an NHL game since Oct. 30, 2015.
But not even 44 shots by the Ducks could break Bachman, or Vancouver, in a 2-1 loss that was disappointing on multiple fronts.
Here’s what we learned:
The Ducks are baffling
The Ducks, facing a non-playoff team at home, admitted they lacked urgency at the start of Game 65. Hockey teams go through doldrums but this seemed inexplicable given the team’s desire to build toward the playoffs in the final third of the regular season.
“We got 44 shots, but the...