The long-running joke about Ryan Getzlaf is he has such a pass-first mentality that he’d look to dish the puck on a breakaway.
The Ducks center has shot a lot more lately, but the topic still rears its head like it did Friday, when he instantly recalled how long people have told him to unleash one of his best weapons.
“Since I was 12,” Getzlaf said. “I’ve been told the same thing since I was a kid. The only people that don’t tell me are my linemates.”
Getzlaf has had little choice but to shoot since the Ducks employed him at the point on the power play, which made an opening statement in a Game 1, 3-2 win against the Calgary Flames in their best-of-seven series that...