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The Ducks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday

The Ducks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf and New York Islanders tk Frans Nielsen fight for control of the puck during the second period of a game on Dec. 21.

(Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

When: Sunday, 5 p.m.

Where: Honda Center.

On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 830.

Update: The Ducks will find out if the three-day Christmas break helps them regroup after a 1-3-1 slide put them back into last place in the Pacific Division. Offense remains the primary concern, and captain Ryan Getzlaf held himself accountable Saturday for his one goal, on an empty net, through 29 games. “This is probably for the first time in my career that I’ve felt that I’ve kind of let them down at the start of the season,” Getzlaf said. “I haven’t been able to do the things that I’m used to doing, and they’re used to seeing from me, and that affects our hockey team. There’s no doubt about it. But I can’t dwell on it.” Getzlaf said he still believes the answers are within the Ducks’ locker room, and so does Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau in regard to the offense. “I think we’re capable of all of a sudden scoring goals,” Boudreau said. “It’s there. We’ve just all been there waiting for it to happen, and it hasn’t happened the first three months, so it seems like six months.” Anaheim, 30th in the NHL in scoring, meets 29th-ranked Philadelphia. The Ducks have been held to one or zero goals in 15 games and the Flyers 12. Philadelphia rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has sparked the Flyers with 14 points in 18 games, including three overtime goals.

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