Despite an uplifting victory on Monday, stringing together consecutive wins continues to elude the Ducks.
Their shootout victory over Nashville - one of the league's best teams - appeared to give the Ducks renewed life and confidence. It was a bounce back performance following an embarrassing 5-1 loss at home to Minnesota last Friday. However, any sort of momentum they might have had entering their game tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights was halted in a 5-0 defeat to their Pacific Division rivals. They allowed a power-play goal after committing a penalty midway through their own man advantage at the end of the first period. Next came two even-strength goals before the midway mark of the second period, the first coming just 25 seconds into the period on an odd-man rush. Then, Vegas scored a shorthanded goal to add salt to the wound to put the Ducks in four-goal hole.