Instead of a panic button,
Although Maroon is in the middle of a 15-game goal-less skid that has featured 31 shots getting denied, Ducks Coach
"Has nothing to do with anything," Maroon said of his scoring drought. "Puck's not going into the net, sometimes you go through that. Right now, I'm going through it.
"But I think I need to just stick with it, keep playing big … it will come. The second half last season, I scored nine goals."
Maroon was denied on three shots by
"You beat yourself up … . It goes through my head once in a while, but I'm getting chances, so that's a good sign," Maroon said. "You watch Corey Perry, he misses those ones, too, but he goes right back, and I want to keep doing that, too."
Boudreau said he’s told Maroon,
Boudreau’s line assignment Friday was another nod of confidence as the Ducks (26-10-6) prepared for Sunday’s game against the
"I'm big and physical and strong, and those guys [Getzlaf and Perry] need the puck," Maroon said. "My goal is to be there for a while. I want to stick with these guys. I can work well down low, and that's the thing: I'm still getting points."
Maroon's 14 assists are tied for fourth among the Ducks.
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Rosters will be announced by the NHL on Saturday, and because Nashville will possess the NHL's best record based on winning percentage,
"Who wouldn't have liked to have done it? But that's what happens when you lose those last couple of games," Boudreau said. "Peter's the coach. Good for him."
While Boudreau said he expects the “usual suspects,” Getzlaf, Perry and center