The Ducks’ No. 1 goaltender was in the crease — sporting a new mask design highlighted by the club’s original logo — Friday night at Honda Center for a 4-2 victory over the Kings, but when John Gibson gave way 12 minutes into the second period, the crowd applauded.
That was for the man replacing Gibson, newly minted backup Ryan Miller, the former Vezina Trophy winner being counted on to provide an upgrade as No. 2 man in net.
Miller comes to Southern California after three seasons in Vancouver, and at 37, the longtime starter must adjust to new surroundings and a new role.
“I have to kind of let everybody know what’s going on and kind of feel out where I fit in,” said...