A palpable push for the playoffs was at work Monday for the
"Attention to detail in all areas of our game," center
"We got better today."
The Ducks (50-23-7) lead the
The Kings, Minnesota, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg are in contention to be the Ducks' first-round opponents. Kesler says it doesn't matter who shows up at
"It's about us," he said. "Any team we play is going to be a great hockey club. We just need to play our game. That's why it's good to have these days here to work on our game, get ready and focus on playing the right way. We do that, we'll be good."
Coach Bruce Boudreau said his opening-night playoff roster is "in my mind," including the goaltender, but declined to reveal names.
At Tuesday's practice, forward
"Everything feels great," said Beleskey, who has 22 goals. "We've always played pretty good together. See how it goes, how long it stays."
Jackman will be evaluated by a doctor Tuesday, he said, and hopes to be cleared to play versus Dallas on Wednesday.