Francois Beauchemin

Ducks get obliterated in Game 3 loss in San Jose

Ducks get obliterated in Game 3 loss in San Jose

This was as thorough a meltdown as an NHL team can stage in 60 minutes, a complete failure offensively, defensively, in goal and — as has long been the Ducks’ downfall — in discipline. Why they bothered going on a late-season push to get into the Stanley Cup playoffs is baffling because they’ve followed that with a lack of scoring power, a staggering array of defensive mistakes and, on Monday, an epically bad performance against the San Jose Sharks that put the Ducks one loss from a long summer.

The Ducks apparently missed the memo that speed and youth now drive the NHL. The Sharks got that memo and built a swift and balanced team that breezed past the Ducks on Monday by scoring...

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