It isn't about who's missing for the Ducks, it's about who's showing up.
This season, because of several illnesses and injuries, many players have not always been able to take to the ice. So why have the Ducks been able to remain the NHL points leaders?
Whether it's tone-setting words from captain Ryan Getzlaf or the example set by Ryan Kesler's furious play and tireless energy, the centers' leadership has been the impetus.
"Every situation that's tough, Kesler and Getzlaf are on the ice," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "From them, you see you constantly have to go, to work, to follow the lead."
Many wondered if the Ducks' formula would stop...