On the road, going into Chicago to play a team that remains undefeated in regulation, you would think the Ducks would have been nervous and intimated. They weren't. Instead, the Ducks held their own against the best team in the NHL and came out with a 3-2 win in a shootout.
"It was pretty much a test for us to see where we stand," said goaltender Viktor Fasth. "I think we showed ourselves that we are a really good team and we can beat every team in the league."
Having Fasth in net for the Ducks has certainly helped that endeavor. Fasth has won all six of his starts and is getting more time in net because Jonas Hiller remains out with a lower body injury. Even if Hiller were 100%, Fasth has more than earned his net time.
"His demeanor is so calm and he settles everything down when he's on top of his game," said coach Bruce Boudreau. "He instills confidence in the players in front of him."
There is no question that Anaheim is playing with confidence these days....