What we learned from the
Welcome to the party
It’s difficult to read much into a victory over the
With left wing
“I think we’re just a bunch of nice guys who welcome everyone in,” goaltender
The lineup he played with in his previous game was different than the lineup Tuesday, but he said he sees all the necessary adjustments happening smoothly.
"I think we were pretty quick actually," he said. "It's about communicating a lot. We did that really well, I think, to try and help each other out and make it easy for each other. It's going to be one of the key things from now on. Even going to the playoffs, we need better communication and that's a good step in that direction."
How to tend goal
Andersen on Tuesday matched
"It's a lot of him," Boudreau responded. "I don't care who you are and what league you're in, when you win 50 games out of 68 starts usually when you're going in the net your team has pretty good confidence that you're going to stop the puck and give them a chance to win, and he has in almost every game. That's really good on him.
“And he does it with a lot of anonymity. You’re watching
Picking up the pace
Boudreau really likes the speed the Ducks have added in their recent trades. Really, really likes it.
"I thought all the new guys handled themselves really well," he said of a group that includes left wing Jiri Sekac, a veteran of four Ducks games since he was acquired from Montreal last week. "It's almost a different kind of team now, with the speed that we've got.