Key play: Left wing Andrew Cogliano ignited a four-goal second-period outburst by scoring at the 32-second mark and the Ducks took a 7-1 victory Monday from the New Jersey Devils at the Honda Center. The Ducks remained two points behind the first-place Kings in the Pacific Division.
Pivotal performer: Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg scored three goals and added an assist for his first hat trick and four-point game in the NHL. He had two goals and one assist during the pivotal second period, helping the Ducks take a commanding 4-1 lead.
Quote, unquote: “I think we’re a great checking line, but we have the skill to score goals, too,” Silfverberg said after he scored three times, and Cogliano and Kesler scored once apiece and each had two assists. “It’s great for the confidence. It’s good for all three of us. … It’s was a fun night.”
Between the pipes: Frederik Andersen started in goal for the Ducks as coach Bruce Boudreau stuck to his two games on, two games off rotation. Andersen made 24 saves. John Gibson is expected to play Wednesday against the New York Rangers.
Milestone moment: Boudreau won his 200th game as Ducks coach, reaching the mark faster than any other in team history. Boudreau is 200-100-38 during four-plus seasons as coach. Randy Carlyle holds the record for most victories as Ducks coach with 273 in 516 games.
Injury updates: Defenseman Kevin Bieksa didn’t play because of a lower-body injury suffered during the Ducks’ 5-2 loss Friday to the St. Louis Blues. Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen sat out for the second game because of an upper-body injury.