If it was good enough to win the
"That sounds like a question for Bruce," Ducks center
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau has watched the Kings' first line of
There are some extenuating circumstances to that production — one of Kopitar's assists came on a power play, another on a Gaborik goal with the Kings goalie pulled.
But in a series that began with Boudreau talking about the importance of keeping the Kings' offense muted because of their
Jakob Silfverberg, who has replaced Winnik in the lineup, has a good shot but his playoff goal differential is minus-three. Winnik isn't expected to score, but his defensive attention helped clinch the Ducks' Game 1 victory over Dallas in the first round. He played in 76 of the Ducks' 82 regular-season games, but has been benched in three of the last four games.
Meanwhile, neither Perry nor Getzlaf has scored a goal in the series. Following Monday's loss, Getzlaf — wearing his "Unfinished Business" T-shirt, reminding the Ducks of last year's first-round playoff exit — was handed a stat sheet from the game and crumpled it in his hand.
Boudreau said he'll review his lines with his coaches Wednesday morning.
"We've got to find a way to score three goals, and limit them to [no more than] one," Boudreau said. "We'll go through the lineup and see who's best fitted for the game in L.A."
Koivu was on the ice with Cogliano on Monday when a shot by Kings defenseman
"Obviously that Kopitar line is the key line for that team," Koivu said. "The management is reviewing to see what they can do to make it more effective. We'll have to wait and see."
Like most Ducks, Koivu surmises that the Ducks' most pressing concern is figuring a way to get shots past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who stopped 36 of 37 Monday. The Kings needed just 17 shots to win.
"It's more about how we can turn these 37 chances into more traffic, get more bodies on their net, get the [dirty] goals," Koivu said.
Perry and Getzlaf are urging more determination, well aware how skilled the Kings defensemen — led by
"He's seeing a lot of pucks. We need to get in his eyes, get in his head a bit," said forward