Already dealing with defensive holes, the
Beleskey, who has scored 21 goals, was hurt in the first period Sunday when he was knocked into the boards by Washington defenseman
"We'll find ways, hopefully, to offset both of their losses," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The sense of urgency is now."
To fill the absences, the Ducks summoned forward
"We're going to lean on our depth again as we've done all year," center
No one has lately, the Ducks giving up four or more goals in six of their last nine games.
"The first thing you've got to do is rely on your defense to not give up four goals a night," Getzlaf said. "You can't do that and win hockey games."
Awaiting them Wednesday night is the
Back and forth
After Getzlaf complained that Washington's
"Maybe he's just jealous. I have hair; he don't have hair," Ovechkin said.
"He made a hair joke, that's unbelievable," Getzlaf said. "The media's not the place to hash it out. Everyone in here knows I don't have hair, so pretty obvious comment."
Ducks starting goaltender Frederik Andersen is eligible to play Wednesday, but said he won't.
Andersen said that though he's mostly pain free — after a goal tipped over and struck the back of his neck during the Feb. 8 game against Tampa Bay — he wants to take serious shots in practice before deciding whether he'll accompany the team on its Friday-Saturday trip to Calgary and Edmonton.
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