It starts with a stern talking-to by Coach
Down 2-0 after the second period, with just three shots on goal to show for those 20 minutes, the Ducks bombarded Predators standout goalie
“You’d think at this point of the year we’d learn from it, but our effort in the third period – if we play like that, we’re a very difficult team to handle,” Ducks defenseman
Takeaway No. 1: Message sent.
How little do the Predators want any part of the Ducks after losing for not only the eighth time in 10 games overall, but falling to 1-8 against Anaheim since 2012?
"It's big," Fowler said.
"We're trying to just maintain. It's another win against a good team, we take confidence from that," Getzlaf said. "We've got to keep getting better, play a little better defensively."
Takeaway No. 2: Lesson learned.
No one flexed their muscle in the third like big Ducks forward
On Sunday, Maroon had a secondary assist to set up Getzlaf's first goal and the primary assist on Fowler's capper. Maroon now has a career-high 30 points.
"When things aren't going your way, it's good to sit out," Maroon said. "For me, I just needed to play physical, protect pucks and create offense for my linemates.
"I've been getting away from that, wasn't playing good at all. I needed to find that consistency like I did toward the end of the season last year. Bring it and continue it going to the playoffs."
Takeaway No. 3: Bringing it home.
The Ducks now have a 13-point lead in the
They have the same number of points as the New York Rangers, their coming Sunday opponent and
"This made, for every team in our conference, tougher for them to catch us," Boudreau said. "Big two points at this stage.
"I'm still thinking divisional at this point."
Takeaway No. 4:
Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg crashed to the ice after missing a shot on an empty net late in the third, skating in a gimpy manner to the bench.
After the game, Silfverberg was limping very lightly and said he was fine.