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Ducks draw positives from Game 1 despite loss to Kings

May 4, 2014, 12:08 AM EST

If the Anaheim Ducks were negative types, they’d linger on the missed opportunities from their 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1 to the Los Angeles Kings.

It’s not as if Jonas Hiller totally denies some of those thoughts, as he admitted that it was tough to give up that game-tying goal to Marian Gaborik in particular.

Still, many of the takeaways were positive. Andrew Cogliano called it the Ducks’ best effort against the Kings in two years, even with the loss.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau pointed out how much of a tossup it seemed to be:

… While Matt Beleskey emphasized the need to shake it off quickly:

The Ducks host the Kings in Game 2 on Monday, so they do indeed need to bounce back in little time, whether they truly find reasons for optimism down 0-1 or not.

  1. Professor Fate - May 4, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Ducks banged a couple off the crossbar and post that easily could have been goals. Kings missed a couple golden opportunities themselves. If the rest of the series is as evenly played as this first game it has a very good chance of going seven.

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