CHICAGO -- The season might just be seven games old for the Anaheim Ducks, but that isn't too early to hold some team meetings.
After dropping back-to-back home games on Friday and Sunday against Pacific Division foes, the Ducks want to make sure they're all on the same page heading into Tuesday night's game at the United Center against the Chicago Blackhawks (4-1-2).
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle held pre-practice meetings with the Ducks' defensemen followed by a separate meeting with the forwards and then a third meeting with the entire team following Tuesday's morning skate. The main emphasis?
"I met with the two groups and we just went over some of the things that have been transpiring in the last couple games," said Carlyle, who will be coaching his 500th NHL game -- all with the Ducks. "Some of the things are things that ail us as a hockey club and we won't have a chance for success unless we correct them. That's just a matter of fact."