What we learned from the
--It’s more reaffirming than learning, but it’s clear that Coach
"It was great to be out there with the guys. My timing was a little off. I haven't played a game in eight days and had one practice really," he said. "I'm getting my legs under me. It's kind of a new system. You have to be more active, more aware. They let you make plays, which is perfect because that's kind of my style of game."
--The Ducks are likely to face a lot of tight, defense-dominated games from here on out and in the playoffs, and they've got to find ways to beat goalies who are having outstanding nights.
"It was a good, hard-fought game," center Ryan Getzlaf said. "I thought we did a lot of good things tonight and didn't get rewarded for some of them. A couple breakdowns that ended up costing us, but for the most part the team played well."
Boudreau saw the urgency Vancouver displayed on Monday and knows he will see it again in every opponent, starting Wednesday against the
"Vancouver wins, now Calgary's going to believe they have to win to keep pace with them," Boudreau said. "We played a fairly desperate game too."