Ron Hainsey

Ducks get beat up by Hurricanes, 5-1

Ducks get beat up by Hurricanes, 5-1

The Ducks had four days off to prepare for the Carolina Hurricanes, who are stuck near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division.

They will have five days for the frustration to wear off after those two points were lost Friday in a 5-1 loss at Honda Center.

The Ducks fell into a 3-0 hole and their spirited effort to start the third period was too late to salvage the finale of a six-game homestand. A quirk in the schedule gives the Ducks five days off before a four-game trip leads into the Christmas break.

“I call it not being a pro,” Ryan Getzlaf said. “We had four days off. We should have expected to come out and play one of our best games of the year...