"I don't think it's a secret the way to beat them is below the circles," Ducks Coach
"Once you stop finishing checks they got the mobility to move the puck and we couldn't stop them. We should have been able to take, for sure, a sample out of what L.A. did," he added, referring to the Kings' 3-1 victory over Washington on Saturday. "All they did was finish checks, finish checks, finish checks and wear them down. That was what we were supposed to do but evidently the game plan didn't work."
The Ducks still hold an 11-point lead atop the
"There's always a little bit of concern. We're not happy with how we're playing. We're not in the right state of mind right now," said winger
Here are more reasons for concern: defenseman
If they're out, Boudreau said he hopes other players take it as a challenge.
"Every player wants more ice time. It's an opportunity for them to go instead of sit there and say, 'Woe is me,' " he said. "I think right now we're in a 'Woe is me' mood all the time."
After a moment of silence for former Duck
Cogliano converted the rebound of a shot by Francois Beauchemin at 1:06, and the Capitals responded 16 seconds later.
The brisk pace carried into the second period.
Knowing where Ovechkin would be didn't help the Ducks, or win Getzlaf's admiration.
"I didn't know he was going to dive the way he did tonight, all over the … ice. That part of it is a little embarrassing," Getzlaf said. "Pardon my language. He's a great player. He's going to score goals and make plays. That other stuff's embarrassing."
Getzlaf said he meant "the slash on me, the slash on his hand, the one where I ran into him and he dove down. It's embarrassing to the game."