Back-to-back wins were a Sisyphean task for the
With their offense a work in progress, their identity has become that of a defense-first team that grinds out wins, at least in the past two games.
Here's what we learned:
The fourth line has earned its keep. For the second straight game, the Ducks got the game-winning goal from their fourth line.
"We've been giving the team energy and really working on our D-zone, and when you do that, good things happen," Stewart said.
"When the fourth line is playing the way it is right now, then you've got an added weapon," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I have no fear of putting them out. … It's good to see them gaining confidence every time they step on the ice."
The Ducks weren’t rattled by a disallowed goal.
"I thought we did pretty good responding," Ryan Getzlaf said. "We went out and finished our power play. We added a couple of chances. We didn't score but we didn't panic, either, so that's a big thing."
The Ducks don't play again until Friday, so Andersen will have gone at least three weeks between games. Gibson remains hot, and the Ducks have no reason to go away from him. But how long do they want Andersen to sit?