Between Monday's showdown with the
Well, they played the
"If we want to be the team we want to be, it has to be the same no matter who you're playing," defenseman
Andrew Hammond made 25 saves for his first NHL shutout, stopping five shots from Ducks goals leader
"Had some chances, but frustrating, we stopped playing our game in the second period," Perry said. "The second and third opportunities, we weren't getting. Weren't getting to the loose pucks. We have to be hungry, have to be stronger."
For a second consecutive game, the Ducks trailed, 2-0, after two periods.
The formula for this blanking was set up in the first 40 minutes by two shots off posts (by Fowler and
"We got out-battled and out-competed," Boudreau said. "I'll give [Ottawa] a little credit, but we're capable of doing so much more offensively."
Ottawa scored 10 minutes 57 seconds into the game when defenseman
Gibson had 20 saves through the first two periods, but one, a leg-pad stop of
The second assist was credited to former Duck
Boudreau said sloppy line changes hampered the cause.
After the Ducks managed only seven shots at Hammond in the third period, center
The game featured the Anaheim debut of 22-year-old forward Jiri Sekac, who was acquired Tuesday from Montreal for forward
Sekac took a second-period shot and spent some time on the first line with Perry and center Ryan Getzlaf, but also committed a tripping penalty while playing on the second line with center
"The team has a lot of potential, and if we put the pucks on the net a little more, I'm pretty sure we're going to have some success," Sekac said.