ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks’ power play was a sore spot for the second straight regular season. It finished 28th in the NHL, a step back from 22nd last season.
But it has found its groove in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Going into Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Calgary Flames on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; CNBC, TVA Sports, SN), the Ducks were tied with the Minnesota Wild for No. 1 in the League at 33.3 percent (5-for-15), including 5-for-11 at home.
“We wanted to have that mentality to make teams pay on the scoreboard if they wanted to get physical or if they wanted to rough up some of our key guys,” Fowler said. “There’s no better way to stop a team from doing that than to score a couple of power-play goals. I think it just got us going early, especially in that Winnipeg [Jets first round] series. Momentum’s a huge thing on a power play, so hopefully we can keep that going.”