ANAHEIM, Calif. --
New Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau
's first big adjustment was to put Bobby Ryan
on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf
and Corey Perry
Former coach Randy Carlyle
had moved Ryan to the third line to try and generate offense. But Boudreau drew from his experience as Washington coach when he played Anaheim.
"All I know is that when we played against them, they were great," Boudreau said of the trio. "They were always dominant. That's my memory of them. We get them back playing like that, and they should be, again, as a good as any individual line in the League."
Boudreau also is quite familiar with Selanne, who scorched Washington with 2 goals and 2 assists Nov. 1.
"(I'll) tell him to do it every night," Boudreau said. "Usually you get a little slower when you get older, but he was fast that night and Saku (Koivu) looked great that night, too. Let's hope that they can continue that."
Here's a look at how the Ducks' lineup could shape up tonight.
- Ryan Getzlaf
- Corey Perry
- Saku Koivu
- Teemu Selanne
- Andrew Cogliano
- Devante Smith-Pelly
- Maxime Macenauer
- Ben Maxwell
- Francois Beauchemin
- Luca Sbisa
- Sheldon Brookbank
will start in goal, with Jeff Deslauriers
backing him up.
Check here for a look at the potential Flyers' lineup
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