They did so, especially for goalie
Not only did the Ducks (32-10-6) claim their sixth consecutive victory by limiting Vancouver to three shots on goal during a 31-minute-plus span into the third period, they effectively countered each attempt by the home team to assert some authority.
“We answered properly,” Ducks center
Although it appeared he was hit by Vancouver forward
"I got a headache, I jarred something in my neck that triggered something and I couldn't get it to go away," Getzlaf said. "Saw the chiropractor and got it to go away."
Early in the second period, Ducks center
"All I know is I was going for the puck and felt him hit me, hope he's all right," Kesler said. "It's unfortunate. It's a fast game out there. Didn't even see him. Wasn't malicious at all. Just trying to get the puck out of the zone."
The Canucks (26-17-3) were already irked that Ducks right wing
The perpetrator, Vancouver forward
Just before that penalty ended, Canuck
"Instant karma," said Andersen, who made 17 saves to post his second shutout in four starts (and third of his career) and win his 27th game.
Palmieri said the delayed penalty allowed him to "stretch the zone a little bit, was able to get loose and get a shot off."
That shooting ability shined similarly for Ducks forward
Three Vancouver penalties limited the hosts to two shots on goal in the second, and the Ducks improved their recent penalty-killing effectiveness to 19 of 21.
“They made it real easy for me,” Andersen said of a defensive effort defined by defenseman
The Ducks are now 23-0-5 when scoring the game's first goal.
"For people who wonder if we can lock a game down, the record indicates we can," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.