With just six goals allowed in the last five games, the
In winning their sixth consecutive game Tuesday, 4-0 in Vancouver, Anaheim let just 17 shots reach goalie
Andersen stopped each of them to tie Montreal’s Bill Durnan (1944) for the winningest start by a goalie in
Takeaway No. 1: This was something to aspire to repeat.
The victory wasn't against a team staggering through a back-to-back or a long road trip.
They took shots at the Ducks, at
“When they hit [defenseman Hampus] Lindholm -- it didn’t matter who it was – Corey Perry was coming to help,” Ducks Coach
"Liking each other, they want to take care of each other and help each other."
Takeaway No. 2:
The Ducks center was convincing that he was just making a hockey play when he planted an elbow to the chin of Vancouver forward
Kesler said nothing was malicious, and Boudreau added a new dimension to the oft-repeated, never-saw-it refrain when controversy strikes, saying he couldn't watch the replay because the team's "video guy had a baby yesterday."
"Can't comment because I didn't see it."
Takeaway No. 3: Being multiple lines deep has rich benefits.
Kesler said he was impressed that center
The Kesler line also had goals from Palmieri and
"I'm a firm believer in you can't have three guys and rely on them to win," Boudreau said. "When you have secondary scoring, it makes it very difficult for the other team to put the defense pairing they want out against. All four lines had really good chances to score."
Takeaway No. 4: All in all, the hot streak continues.
Well, Maroon did so and still ruined two golden scoring chances by missing shots badly.
Maroon nevertheless has three goals and six points in the last four games after getting a third-period steal and flipping the puck to an empty net for the deciding margin.