Head on a swivel was the appropriate phrase.
For most of the opening period, the Ducks were caught watching the puck, looking for their defensive assignment and then looking at each other to figure out what went wrong. By the time they looked up, four goals had gone into their net.
All fans at Honda Center were left with were Ryan Getzlaf bobbleheads nodding in their laps following a 4-0 loss Friday to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The four-goal barrage by Columbus in the first period was a swift reversal of the Ducks’ 6-1 win in their previous game, in which they blitzed Nashville for six goals to start.
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