It seemed like it, judging by how
But they weren't the only story as the Ducks wrapped a five-game homestand.
Here's what we learned:
There's no disputing they're the top line. It used to be that Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry led the Ducks and they needed secondary scoring behind them. Now it's Kesler, Cogliano and Silfverberg and whatever the Ducks get beyond that is gravy.
Given they play in all situations and are all having near-career seasons offensively, Kesler and Co. clearly have No.1 status.
“Right now they’re doing a lot of things that would constitute claiming they’re our No.1 line,” Ducks Coach
John Gibson has moved on from his 51-save game. Gibson was largely overshadowed by the top line, but it was his second shutout in four games, starting with his franchise regular-season record 51-save game against the
Gibson said his mindset never changed after the game against the Flyers.
"I don't really think about it, to be honest," Gibson said. "Like I said before, if they need me to stop 15 [shots] or they need me to stop 53, it doesn't really matter. Anytime you're seeing the puck and it's hitting you and the team's playing well in front of you, it's easier."
There was one caveat to the win. Carlyle, ever the coach, pointed out that Dallas played Monday night, in a 10-goal grease-fire game against the Kings. The Stars also did not have captain and prolific scorer