Quietly or perhaps not so quietly, the Ducks' recent success with the man advantage has lifted them to the top of the NHL power-play rankings.
The Ducks entered Friday's home game against Minnesota atop the league with a 29.3 percent conversion rate that's been aided by a run in which they've scored eight times in 14 chances over the previous four games.

There are many gaudy records in quite the number of scenarios and statistics for a team that's won 15 of its first 19, but an 8-1 mark in games where the Ducks have scored a power-play goal only underlines its importance.
"It's a big part of our success," defenseman Francois Beauchemin said. "And when we do get it going on the power play, it gives you a big momentum change during the game and helps us win games.
"We just keep things simple. Easy plays. Pucks to the net and get the rebounds.
"It's when you start trying to make those fancy plays on the power plays [where] that's not going to work. So far, we're working hard. Two good units. It's clicking."
It helps that Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are heating up offensively, which will improve any team's power-play numbers. Perry has had two goals, while Getzlaf has one, and the two set up Kyle Palmieri for a score on the man advantage during this run.
Saku Koivu also has power-play goals over the previous two games against the Kings and Nashville. The Ducks have 18 in all despite having just 58 opportunities, the second fewest in the NHL.

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