The reputation that precedes the
But it also ranks fifth in the league in team defense, allowing 2.36 goals a game.
The unit was further lifted by Friday’s performance against
Monday night, the Ducks (43-14-7) have a second crack at Toronto right wing
The urgency of winning increased following the
the Ducks out of first place in the
Kessel ranks third in the NHL with 33 goals, behind Ducks forward Corey Perry (34) and
Ducks rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who's plus-24 in goal differential, said the defense is braced for the challenge.
"Good player, but like we did against Pittsburgh, as long as we don't have good gap
and don't give him too much extra space out there, we can control him better," Lindholm said.
effort, further legitimizing the league ranking.
"It shows when we play as a group of five, we can shut down the best," Fistric said. "The
Pittsburgh game was a great example of great defensive zone coverage, limiting their time and space when they got the puck.
“The guys in this room have that mentality we’re going to compete for a