Some of the pieces are still missing but the ones that are here fit nicely Sunday. After a season-opening five-game trip, the
Here's what we learned:
Fowler has been the subject of trade rumors since last season, with the Ducks trying to re-sign Hampus Lindholm. He's playing as if he doesn't want to leave with a team co-leading three goals in six games. Fowler also leads Anaheim in ice time.
"I've always felt that I can contribute in the offensive end," Fowler said. "I worked really hard this summer on my offensive game and getting shots through to the net … it's nice to see a few go in early. That's always helps with your confidence a little bit."
It was difficult for the Ducks coach to sit defenseman
"As long as those players don't get discouraged, because their contributions have been well noted, and there's a lot of gratitude that goes there," Carlyle said. "It's just that in certain situations, you can't play everybody. Tonight, I thought our workman-like attitude is something we can take and carry forward."
They all count as [highlight] goals
The oft-told joke is that it doesn't matter how the puck goes in, because years later they'll get re-told as highlight goals.
That was probably the case with