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Defense falters in loss to Sharks

Defense falters in loss to Sharks

The Ducks have defensive issues heading to Wednesday's regular-season opener in Colorado, with veteran Sheldon Souray sidelined for two months and fellow defenseman Luca Sbisa probably out.

Saturday, in their 6-5 exhibition finale loss against San Jose at Honda Center, the Ducks were outshot, 39-18, and four of the Sharks' goals came on power plays, raising questions about the Ducks' penalty-killing ability.

"We have to get better," Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "That team was much faster than us. That's a concern. … You can't come in and say preseason's over, let's get it going."

Boudreau included...

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