That time away has ended and the Ducks resumed preparing to face the Flames in Game 4 of their Western Conference Second Round series Friday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports). The Ducks lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.
After a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames in Game 3 on Tuesday, the Ducks opted to move 78 miles west of Calgary to one of Canada's largest tourist destinations.
"At some point, especially during a long playoff run, you feel like hockey's on your mind all the time, 24/7," Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler said Thursday. "That can be a good thing sometimes, but especially when you have two days in between games, it's nice to take a day to unwind. We still accomplished the things we wanted to as a group and had some great practices. But I think mentally it was good for our group to get away and unwind a little bit. I thought it was a positive experience for everybody."