On any other night, they likely would’ve fumed at the circumstances of a loss to a
Here's what we learned:
Watch that stick blade
On the Coyotes’ fourth try, forward
That decided the outcome.
"Apparently, I have been using [the stick] in a lot ... [of] regular games," Doan said afterward. "It's one of those things that you hope it can get some bounces going your way. I was trying to go five-hole, and shoot it a little bit quicker before I get it too close because, obviously, he's a big goalie and he covers up a lot of space."
Andersen had a great post-game line, "Too bad you don't get a save for saving a blade," he said, adding he wasn't crushed leaving town with the point of an overtime loss.
"It looked like he was going to shoot that way, and then the puck … before I realized, it was too late," he said.
The Ducks muddled through one of their most lethargic periods of the season while getting blanked in the second.
The visitors had minimal scoring chances, were fortunate Andersen had the opportunity to get a good, long look at 11 of the Coyotes' first 18 shots being sent in by defensemen, and showed the effects of four full days without being on the ice.
“The pace was indicative of not skating,” Ducks Coach
The Ducks also lost 22 of their first 35 faceoffs.
The injury spell is not over yet
Boudreau said forward
Meanwhile, right wing Corey Perry could return as soon as Sunday against Vancouver after his Dec. 5 knee sprain.
Call these sparks of life