All those missed passes from the
They have been clicking for weeks, and that cohesiveness was on display again Friday.
Third-period goals by
The Ducks head into a seven-game trip with a division sweep against San Jose, the Kings and Arizona in a four-day span. They extended their winning streak to six, are 13-3-1 since Christmas and have scored 34 goals in nine games.
"That was probably the biggest stretch of the season in terms of getting ourselves in a good position now," Cogliano said. "Now we have a tough seven games, but that's hard work. We played three really good teams, and I thought we played pretty good it just seems like a lot parts of our game are coming together."
Defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored for the third straight game, as did a fourth-line player, Mike Santorelli.
But the Ducks' newfound synchronicity allowed them to win this one.
Perry's go-ahead goal was another pretty passing sequence by his line as Perry buried a feed from
Cogliano's was equally worthy, a tap-in of
The difference in playmaking is night and day for Anaheim.
"I think guys are jelling," Maroon said. "In the beginning of the season, we had no confidence. When you start [1-7-2], guys are not going to jell. Guys are down in the dumps. Guys aren't scoring. Guys aren't producing. I think everyone's chipping in now, and everyone's feeling a little confidence. Confidence goes a long way in this game."
Lindholm, who had three goals in his first 46 games, beat Arizona goalie
With several past and present Angels players in attendance on "Angels Night," including Rod Carew, Lindback whiffed on a clearing attempt from behind his net. Santorelli grabbed the puck and backhanded it in for a 2-1 lead.
The first half of the game was largely edgy and penalty-filled, and Anaheim's
Shane Doan cashed in on Arizona's fourth power play to make it 2-2. The goal tied Doan with Dale Hawerchuk for the most power-play goals in
Lindback set the chippy tone early with a jab to Ryan Getzlaf, who went after a puck that the Arizona goalie had secured.