After getting drubbed 7-2 by the lowly
"We remember it well … I just want them to have long memories of what it was like the last time we were here, and take it from there – the Calgary game adding on to that," Boudreau said. "Those are the games we'd love to have do-overs, and now we get one.
"We're going to try to get two points and I think that'll snowball us in the other direction."
Losers of four games ina row, the Ducks (43-16-7) have been passed by the
Into the drama strides Selanne, the 43-year-old MVP of the Olympic hockey tournament, who hasn't scored a point in his five post-Olympic games with the Ducks but is certainly enthused by this opportunity after not scoring a goal since Jan. 15.
Boudreau said he expects Selanne to "play well" in his first time with Getzlaf and Perry since the Oct. 6 game in Winnipeg, when Selanne had four shots.
"I'm hoping he brings the same kind of energy and passion he brought to us in that game," Boudreau said. "It's been musical chairs with Perry and Getzlaf on that left side. You kill two birds with one stone if 'T' gets going and the line is successful. Then we can keep the other three lines intact."
The other morning-skate lines Friday were
In Russia, Selanne said he appreciated the endorsement of being needed on the first line of Team Finland, which won the bronze medal over Team USA while Selanne scored four goals in six games.
He said adjusting to the left wing after playing his career on the right side is something he expects to go smoothly.
"Every time you have a chance with those two guys, it's fun [and] I haven't had a chance to do that for years, pretty much, but those guys are unbelievable players and hopefully we'll do well," Selanne said.
Perry, leading the Ducks with 35 goals – five since the break ended – said the Selanne addition after first-line attempts with Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon should be "great for us."
"He's a guy in the past you've seen score goals, and if he can get that going, it'll be a huge benefit for him and us," Perry said.
"I'm very happy about that chance that [Boudreau] has given to me and I'll try to take advantage of it," Selanne said. "The game is easier when you play on the first line. You still have to work, I'm excited for the challenge, for sure.
"All the great teams have to go through a tough time. This is it for us. It's kept us honest and reminded us to work hard and do the right things. We need everybody and it's going to make us strong."