The Ducks checked off most of the boxes in Tuesday’s 5-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center.
First, going into a long trip, they defeated the worst team in the NHL by four goals. More important, they have a nearly complete lineup with the return of Jakob Silfverberg and Nate Thompson from injuries.
Star players Rickard Rakell and Cam Fowler reached career highs in goals, and goalie John Gibson climbed to one win behind his career high 21.
Here’s what we learned:
Jakob Silfverberg should eventually get Selke Trophy consideration. That probably won’t happen this season with linemate Ryan Kesler as the favorite, but Silfverberg...