Mikael Backlund

Ryan Getzlaf's fluke goal lifts Ducks to 2-0 series lead over Calgary

Ryan Getzlaf's fluke goal lifts Ducks to 2-0 series lead over Calgary

If any further evidence was needed that this streak has no end, no sympathy and no regard for the hockey karma, it arrived late Saturday night.

The Ducks were completely outplayed by the Calgary Flames during the latter part of Game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

They saw their two-goal lead disappear and couldn’t string two passes together.

They were missing yet another defenseman and played four defensemen with a combined 10 games of playoff experience.

Yet they pulled out a 3-2 win at Honda Center on a fluke goal by Ryan Getzlaf with 4:46 to go, on the power play, to take a 2-0 series lead going back to Calgary.

Getzlaf’s centering...

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