The Ducks improvised Saturday night. Through no practice. Through a fluke loss.
On any other night, they likely would’ve fumed at the circumstances of a loss to a Pacific Division rival, but two days after Christmas, a 2-1 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes was met with something of a shoulder shrug.
Here's what we learned:
Watch that stick blade
Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen was a stalwart in net Saturday night, stopping 28 shots through overtime, and then denying the Coyotes in the shootout with two left leg pad saves while clutching another shot to his gut.
On the Coyotes’ fourth try, forward Shane Doan let rip a shot with...