If you have yet watch the Anaheim Ducks in a hockey game, you are clearly missing out.
In the first regular season game to be played outdoors on the West Coast, the Ducks got off to a quick start and let the defense and goaltending take over as they shut out the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 behind Jonas Hiller‘s strong play in the net. While history was made in the NHL, fans got the chance to see exactly how the Ducks have been so successful, and why they are the best team in the NHL right now.
Led by captain Ryan Getzlaf, the Ducks are winning games in more ways than one. Whether they jump out to fast starts or have to come from behind, they have found many ways to make the season interesting. The offense has found ways to make plays and get pucks to the net, while the defense has played like a brick wall by blocking shots.
Another key factor to the Ducks’ success is their depth. If the first line is having a tough time, the subsequent unites have picked up the slack. With everything that has gone right for the Ducks this season, there is no doubt that they should be a top contender to compete for the Stanley Cup in June.
Now sitting at 39-10-5 for the season, the Ducks are in prime position to put the rest of the league on notice, especially those on the east coast who have not gotten the chance to face them in action.