"The Flyers are the Flyers," Boudreau said. "They can score and they play physical. That's their whole game. We have to be ready, we have to be a lot better."
The Ducks don't want a repeat of last season, when they got off to a fast start, slumped to play .500 down the stretch, and were eliminated by Detroit in the first round of the playoffs.
"We've made a habit of not losing two in a row, so we've got to focus on that," center Ryan Getzlaf said.
Said defenseman Luca Sbisa: "If you want to stay up top, be the best team in the league, you've got to expect to show up every night … and give it all you've got."
Mark Fistric gets contract extension
The Ducks extended the contract of defenseman Mark Fistric three years, through the 2016-17 season, for a combined $3.8 million. Fistric, 27, has appeared in 27 games and has a goal, four assists and a plus-eight rating. He ranks second on the team in hits (123). Defenseman Ben Lovejoy leads with 139.
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Etc.: After playing 17 minutes 9 seconds and picking up two penalties in the game's first 11:51 on Tuesday, Sbisa said he played "a little more physical and got into my game" in his return from a hand injury that kept him out since November. … The Ducks won at Philadelphia, 3-2, on Oct. 29.
Staff writer Lisa Dillman contributed to this report.