Clank. Bang. Ding. There wasn’t much that separated the Ducks and Kings in their third matchup this season.
Sami Vatanen and Joseph Cramarossa hit the post and crossbar, respectively, for the Ducks. Adrian Kempe hit the post and Trevor Lewis missed a glorious look for the Kings.
A 1-0 win by the Ducks was not surprising given that both teams rank in the bottom 10 of the NHL in five-on-five scoring.
Here’s what we learned:
Ducks built for low-scoring affairs
Last season, former Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau made them a defense-first outfit because their offense was terrible. That DNA is still there, and it will be needed down the...