An old movie quote says that "ducks fly together." So far, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu are doing that much to the Washington Capitals' chagrin.
Selanne and Koivu have a goal and an assist each as the Anaheim Ducks lead the Caps 2-0m after 20 minutes.
Koivu's first of the season and first since April 9 gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 9:05. Miscommunication behind the net between Roman Hamrlik and Dennis Wideman left Selanne free to pick up the puck and fire a centering pass to Koivu in the slot. Koivu was patient with the puck, but Tomas Vokoun wasn't with his save attempt as he committed before the puck left Koivu's stick. That left the upper half of the net wide open for Koivu to score.
Koivu returned the favor when he set up Selanne's fourth goal of the season at 13:39 to Anaheim a 2-0 lead. Toni Lydman's slap shot from the point went wide and ricocheted off the back wall right to Koivu in front of the net. Koivu slipped a pass across the crease to a waiting Selanne, who tapped it in.
Washington has more shots than Anaheim (9-6), but the latter has played better overall.