The Ducks won the opener, 6-1, on Thursday, so much of the talk Sunday after the morning skate centered on the difference between the Ducks taking a 2-0 lead to Calgary for Games 3 and 4 or going there with the series even at 1-1. Games 3 and 4 are to be played on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.
“We’re at home, we want to get the two games. If we can go in 2-0, that’s a huge advantage for us,” said Ducks right wing
"It's something that we're looking to do. We don't want to go in 1-1 and having to win there. To come in tonight and play the way we did last game is huge for us."
The Ducks won the first two games of their first-round series against Winnipeg and went on to sweep the
"They're loud fans. The people in Calgary, they're going to be into it.," Perry said. "We saw last series with Winnipeg how crazy their fans were, and I think Calgary is going to be the exact same way."
But the Ducks were able to draw energy from that -- especially Perry and
"Yeah," Perry conceded. "It can go either way but hopefully we can use it to our advantage."
"It would be a big difference for sure. We were able to put some distance between us when we went to Winnipeg, and obviously it did us good as a team," he said.
"It's able to kind of take a little pressure off you because you're able to protect your home building and you're able to keep that important part of the series going. It would be a big difference. Looking ahead to tonight, they would get a lot of momentum if they were able to come in and steal one tonight. Going back to Calgary would be a lot different than going back 2-0. That's why tonight is a really big challenge and a big test for us."