Coach Bruce Boudreau is an astute watcher of the
"We were sort of in the rut of 'Let the big line do it,' " Boudreau said Tuesday after the
So even though Corey Perry already has 20 goals,
"It's a rarity for one line to dominate where you can win everything — maybe
His wish has been granted since third-line center
In addition to Koivu's goal and three assists, his linemates,
"You feel comfortable, because he's always in the right areas," Cogliano said of Koivu. "It's really helped. Great passer, strong presence on the ice."
The line kept the Ducks in Monday's 5-2 victory over the
"I don't think I'm going to blow anyone's door off with my shot, but I know how to score," said Cogliano, who has nine goals. "I can find areas of the ice to get goals. Sometimes you go to dirty areas and you don't have to think too much. Pucks find you."
Winnik said none of the veterans were wounded by the coach's push for more scoring.
"Everything's coming together at once," Winnik said. "Opportunities, getting pucks to the net. The two goals that we scored were the same — driving the net. We've known if we're scoring it would help our team a lot."
The Ducks let forward Emerson Etem return from the minor leagues for three games, then sent him back to Norfolk on Tuesday after he was scoreless in the two games he played.
"These guys are … going up against good players," Boudreau said.
A move for a defenseman also might be at play after
Although Selanne, 43, did not take a shot in 15 minutes 10 seconds of playing time Monday and hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 20, Boudreau is hopeful the reunion will help Selanne.
"I know he's struggling offensively, but he's always a threat when he's out there," Boudreau said. "I still believe that it's going to break for him at some point."
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