The Ducks returned to Honda Center for their home debut Friday, but the scoring prowess they flashed in Canada was exchanged by a nasty habit of penalties.
After scoring 12 goals in two victories to start the season, the Ducks were done in by 12 penalties, giving up three power-play goals while losing to the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0.
Less than a week after surrendering five goals in 14 shots against the Ducks, Vancouver goaltender Cory Schneider stopped all 30 shots he faced.
And the Ducks (2-1) now have a clear flaw to address, with seven power-play goals surrendered through three games.
"We never got anything going, never found a flow," said Ducks wing Matt Beleskey, slapped with three penalties — two for fighting. "It was one of those games. We were frustrated and got away from our game."
Ducks go down fighting in home opener
Los Angeles Times | Jan 26