Winning isn't good enough for the
They have six straight victories after Friday night's 4-2 triumph over the
Such as the way they were outshot 20-8 after taking a three-goal lead, and the way they nearly gave up the lead.
Anaheim (20-6-5) ended a run in which its last 12 victories were each by one goal, only because center
But to think last-place Edmonton (7-18-5) was nipping at the Ducks' heels in the final minutes was grating for Anaheim.
"I was mad, our whole group should've been disappointed," Ducks center
"We did the same thing last game. Good teams don't do that. We can't afford to come out firing and then go to sleep."
The Ducks, who opened a five-game journey across Canada and who aspire to an extended playoff run, say they're aware of the pitfalls that come with these dramatic, fatiguing affairs.
One man compromised by the slide in effort was goalie
"We've been giving up some initiative when we have the lead, and we've got to fix that," Andersen said.
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he'll decide whether Andersen (16-4-4) or backup
The Ducks hinted at a blowout, getting a first-period goal from defenseman
Anaheim had never scored a goal so quickly to start any period in franchise history.
Boudreau said that after being burned by that play against Vancouver and Dallas, he taught it to his team.
"We've been waiting to try it," Palmieri said. "A lot of things [have] to happen for it to work."
A shaken Fasth then missed an outside blast by Getzlaf that beat him for a 3-0 Ducks advantage on the quickest pair of goals to open a period in team history.
Edmonton Coach Dallas Eakins lifted Fasth in favor of former Kings goalie Ben Scrivens.
Fasth slammed his helmet at Edmonton sticks on the bench and launched into a verbal barrage at the Oilers who hung him out to dry with Anaheim holding a 12-3 shots-on-goal advantage at that point.
Fasth's tongue-lashing injected life in the Oilers, as they outshot the Ducks 9-4 to end the second period and cut their deficit to 3-1 with 4:36 left in the second to awaken a quiet home crowd.
"We let our foot off the gas, it's a bad habit we've got to get out of," Palmieri said. "It's a huge deal, we definitely need to be better."
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