CALGARY, Canada --
With his team 4-5-2 in the last 11 games before Wednesday night’s game against the
"You've got to get back to doing the simple things: shooting pucks, retrieving pucks, traffic in front of the net and win the battles," Boudreau told reporters after scolding his team.
He said establishing traffic in front of the opposing goalie is task No. 1.
"It's what we went with on the video [lesson], it was all about, 'Look at these shots, we're making every goalie look like [Hall of Fame goalie] Glenn Hall because nobody's getting in front of him, nobody's making it difficult, there's no rebounds,' " Boudreau said. "Until we start doing that, we're not going to score goals."
"You don't really know until you step on the ice and are able to live it," Getzlaf said. "But we're
going to focus on that tonight. The net traffic has been a big focus. Bruce brought a lot of things to our attention. Some guys knew, some guys didn't know."
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The candid defenseman said there's great motivation to answer the team's recent slide on the heels of last year's mediocre finish before a first-round playoff exit.
"If you're not No. 1, you look at the teams and while all eight teams will be good, you don't want to play the Kings or San Jose in the first round," Sbisa said. "The team that plays the best going into the playoffs usually goes deep.
"It's something everyone in this room is looking forward to doing. We want that [to be No. 1], it's a big accomplishment. [Tuesday], we had a good meeting, the coaches made us realize how good of a chance we have this year. The intensity has to be higher."