What we learned from the past week in the NHL:
The Ducks have an appetite for postseason play
After they unraveled in the third period of a loss at Vancouver last week and were teetering out of playoff position, left wing Andrew Cogliano said their performance against the Kings on Friday would be crucial.
“We’ll see where, individually, we are mentally and where we are with our hunger to be in the playoffs,” he said.
That hunger seems strong: they rallied to defeat the Kings in overtime and did the same to Colorado on Sunday despite losing goaltender John Gibson to an injury after the first period. They’ve won when they had to, beating teams that...