There's never a dull moment around the
The Ducks captured the essence of their season in their 4-3 overtime victory over the scrappy
"Our group has shown that all year, that we've been able to go through things and just keep playing," said center
Sunday's triumph was their league-leading 11th excursion past regulation and improved their record to 6-5 in overtime and shootouts. Had they held the lead in the third period, they wouldn't have had to press their luck. The Jets pulled even with 4:45 left in the third period when defenseman Jacob Trouba swept in his own rebound against
"We've got to learn to close those out a little better," Getzlaf said.
Still, they rolled on, getting surprise boosts from winger
The effort fit the image
"Saying that, we like to make it hard on ourselves, too. We like to take games to overtime. But I think we're getting better in all areas of our game still."
The Ducks scored first, on Bourque's power-play shot from the slot at 11:02 of the first period, but the Jets responded with a power-play goal at 14:28, when
"We get more awake when the other team gets the lead, it seems," Ducks Coach
They pulled even on Silfverberg's redirection of a shot by
"I took a quick look at the net and I saw him down on his post, so I just tried to get it up," Palmieri said. "I was lucky enough to put it up inside the bar."
The Ducks were lucky and good Sunday, but Andersen appears to be tiring and is leaving too many fat rebounds. But Boudreau isn't comfortable starting backup
"Jonathan Quick is great at it, knowing where to leave the rebounds where his players are," Boudreau said of the Kings' stellar goalie. "I don't know if Freddie's thinking along those terms."
Andersen said there's only one pitfall to playing so often: being asked about it constantly. "That's the hard part," he said. "It's fun."
Winning makes it more enjoyable, and the way the Ducks have done it has never been dull.