The Anaheim Ducks will look to build on their one-point lead atop the Pacific Division on Monday night, but they also have a chance to gain ground in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
Anaheim (48-18-8) can extend its lead in the Pacific to three points on the idle San Jose Sharks when they face the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center (10 p.m. ET, TSN-JETS, KDOC). But, a victory would also move the Ducks within a point of the St. Louis Blues, who are also idle Monday. The Ducks have two games in hand on the Sharks; Anaheim and St. Louis have each played 74 games.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It would be easy to think that Anze Kopitar got his defensive mindset from his father and coach, Matjaz, growing up in Slovenia. It would seem natural for a son to emulate his father’s style of play.
But the Los Angeles Kings center can't really say that was the case because he remembers what type of player his father was toward the end of his playing career.
Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik drove Toews hard into the boards while he was trying to collect the puck. Toews skated off holding his left shoulder immediately after the collision 13:20 into the second. He did not return to the game, which Chicago lost 4-1.
Right now I'm just happy to be back and get through this season and make sure I do my job. I've never had an issue with having to prove myself again and I'll try to do it again. We'll see where it takes me.
— Defenseman Torey Krug on signing with the Boston Bruins