Ducks 4, Nashville 3, OT.

The Ducks got the two points they needed to salvage their season, and picked up some style points in the process.

Yet they also gave up a standings point to their opponent by not deciding Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators until overtime, when Teemu Selanne scored tolet the Ducks live to see another day — as he has done so often in his storied career.

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Jiggy vs. Hiller.

The process of extracting the Ducks’ starting goaltender on any given day from Randy Carlyle has morphed from a source of frustration to a running joke. It gained speed at Tuesday’s morning skate, when Carlyle faced a legitimate choice of who to start with the Ducks facing back-to-back games today against Nashville and Thursday in Phoenix.

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Sharks 1, Ducks 0.

The Ducks came to prove that they could compete with one of the Western Conference’s best teams on Sunday. At this point, that’s who will greet them in the playoffs, if they even get there.

More than that, the Ducks just wanted two points against the San Jose Sharks. Old pal Travis Moen and old foe Evgeni Nabokov made sure it didn’t happen.
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