In sickness and in health, the
He stayed perfect against the Bruins with a 38-save shutout in a 4-0 win at
Andersen's start was tinged with irony considering he conceded the starting job to Gibson in November by virtue of a nasty bug that kept him out a week. Gibson wasn't nearly as sick and his rest was more precaution.
But Andersen's shutout further intrigues the goalie rotation, in which the pair switched after two games
apiece for the last month. Andersen, who is 15-1-1 in his last 17 decisions, deflected the topic.
"I just play to my best capability and everything's going to take care of itself," Andersen said. "That's the most fun for me and everyone else in this room. We want to do our best."
Andersen was a steady rudder in a 16-save second period that saw few whistles and lots of skating. He made a save on David Pastrnak on a two-on-one midway through the period.
"Some of the 10-bell chances that they had, I'm sure they were shaking their head after he stopped them," Boudreau said. "Maybe they'll be mad enough for [Saturday against the Kings]."
Boudreau won't broach how the goalie situation will work in the playoffs. It's safe to say both will play in an upcoming five-game, nine-day Canada trip.
The Ducks will pack some renewed offense.
Boudreau reunited Getzlaf and Perry for the first time since January, and their line scored on their second shift of the game. Perry fired a hard shot to the net and it went in off McGinn for his fourth goal in nine games as a Duck.
Boudreau also changed
"I think both groups were getting a little bit stale," Boudreau said. "We just decided that a little change, sometimes, is good. It sparked some excitement early in the game, and that got us through."
The memories came back to Matt Beleskey when he returned to Anaheim and made the same walk he did so many times on game day, this time as a Bruin.
"There's been some big games, there's been some big wins, some big losses," he said before the game. "It's all good memories."
Beleskey briefly left the game when he took a stick to the face from
Beleskey said his seven-year stint in the Ducks organization was important to his development.