The NHL playoffs are on.
For some, the stakes are high and the playoffs can be the highlight of the season.
For others, the postseason can be a time of transition and a time when players, coaches, and front office executives need to adjust to a new league.
For the Anaheim Ducks, the playoffs offer an opportunity to prepare for the season ahead.
For many of the players, it’s the first time in a while they’ve actually experienced what it’s like to play in the playoffs.
After spending most of last season playing in the AHL, this is the first step toward getting the experience they need for the next season.
But even though the Ducks have been on a roll, the team hasn’t exactly been the most entertaining team in the league.
The Ducks have yet to win a game since March 15, and the first three games of this series were decided by just one goal.
With the series at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Ducks are trying to stay on the upswing and get their season back on track.
While the Ducks’ season has been one of a roller coaster ride, they’ve had a pretty successful start.
With a solid defense and a good goaltender, they could be the first team to put together a playoff push in the Western Conference.
They’re still missing some key pieces on the offensive side of the puck, but they are starting to pick up the pieces on both sides of the ice.
The Ducks have scored at least one goal in eight of their first 10 games, and are now tied with the San Jose Sharks for the NHL lead in goals in one-goal games.
The only other team with fewer goals is the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have scored 10 goals in their last six games.
For the Ducks, their goal scoring is a key to their success.
The team ranks third in the League in goals per game with 3.38, but only one goal per game is good enough for them to be considered a top-10 team.
The goal scoring has been there all along, but the Ducks need to find a way to score more goals.
While they’re on pace for 27 goals, they are still missing a number of key players.
In the past two weeks, they have missed forwards Ryan Kesler and Jordan Schroeder as well as defenseman Ryan Kesling.
They have also missed goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Brad Richards, who both have been out with injury.
With their offense lacking, the goal scoring numbers are a bit of a drag on the team’s overall success.
The Pens are the best team in their division, but have yet, so far, to win in the postseason.
While the Pens have lost four of their past five games, they haven’t lost in regulation or overtime.
They also have a number in their lineup who are playing well.
The Pens are only allowing a goal per 60 minutes, and have allowed just one power play goal in the last seven games.
The Penguins, however, are not a particularly good team at even strength.
They are fourth in the entire League in shot attempts per game, and only the Kings, who are currently seventh, are lower.
The Penguins are a little bit better in the neutral zone, where they rank third in shot attempt percentage, but their zone starts are far from the best in the game.
The top line of Daniel Sprong, Mark Recchi, and James Neal have been solid in their roles.
They both have strong possession stats, and Sprong has been able to put up points in the offensive zone.
In addition, Neal is third on the Penguins in ice time, which he has used to lead the team in points with a career-high 22.
The trio has been among the best units in the playoff race, and it will be interesting to see if this unit continues to produce offensively as the season progresses.
The Panthers are the worst team in this series at 5-for-30 in one game, but are also tied for the League lead in power-play goals with two.
They had a strong start to the season, but when things didn’t go their way, they didn’t have much success offensively.
The Panthers’ defense has been solid, but it’s not as good as they could have hoped.
The Panther defense has allowed just two goals per 60, which is tied for third in that category.
The defensive zone starts have been pretty good, but if the Panthers can keep the puck out of their zone and get to the net, they’ll be in good position to score goals.
The Hurricanes are the third-worst team in one situation.
They’ve allowed 10 goals over their past six games, which includes a four-game losing streak.
The Hurricanes have scored just one more goal than the Panthers in that span, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up too many chances.
The top line has been a solid unit all along.
In fact, they rank fifth in goals for per game.
The three other lines in the top six are a plus-