What looked like another distress signal in the
Down 2-0 and outshot 22-10 by the visiting
This wasn't last-place Carolina or Edmonton — two of Anaheim's three wins in eight games since Feb. 6.
On the heels of losses to playoff pursuers Chicago, Washington and Tampa Bay over the last few weeks, the Ducks stared at a real test.
Here are four takeaways from the Ducks' comeback win:
The Ducks’ defenseman has filled the absence of injured offensive-minded defenseman
“It’s not necessarily the goals, it’s the leadership he’s showing that’s really been inspiring the last three games,” Ducks Coach
Beauchemin delivered four hits and blocked three shots in addition to scoring with 7:03 left in the third period.
2: The Ducks’ best punches are thrown with
Boudreau tinkered again with Perry, who's goalless in four games and had no shots in Saturday's victory in Edmonton.
This time Perry dropped to the third line with center
His energy picked up with a shot on goal and another wide as the Ducks outshot Detroit, 14-11, in the third, and Getzlaf skated hard to hang on to a puck he backhanded to Beauchemin for the lead.
"It gives them a different look, [Detroit] has to adapt," Cogliano said.
3: John Gibson can win a shootout.
In his first career bonus session, the 21-year-old goalie let one of three shots past him.
"First career? I'm glad things worked out for him — good save on the third [shot]" by Detroit's goals leader Tomas Tatar, Boudreau said.
4: Every Anaheim shootout needs to include a shot by
The forward is now 9-for-13 on shots after overtime, and his goal after Perry's on Monday proved decisive.
The Ducks, in addition to being 26-0-7 in one-goal games, are 13-2-6 in overtime/shootout contests.