Ducks start to focus on the question marks

Two nights of rest didn’t do anything to ease Bob Murray’s mind after the Ducks’ season ended Sunday night. It only got him more agitated. “Today, I woke up a little more (upset) than yesterday,” he said.
Moments after he finished conducting exit interviews with the players Tuesday at Honda Center, the Ducks general manager made it clear he’s not satisfied with a six-game loss to Nashville in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. “Making the playoffs is fine,” Murray said. “It’s what you want to do. You can’t go any farther unless you do make the playoffs. But in saying that, that’s not what we’re here for. “We’re not an organization that just believes in making the playoffs and that’s OK.” The Ducks surprised many by going 47-30-5 in the regular season to advance to the postseason for the fifth time in six years and earn home ice in the opening round. And there was a laundry list of individual achievements to go with that. Corey Perry led the NHL with a career-best 50 goals and might win the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. Teemu Selanne, 40, defied his advanced age with 80 points. Bobby Ryan and Lubomir Visnovsky put up career-high point totals. Add to that impressive rookie seasons by Cam Fowler and Brandon McMillan, the quiet, sturdy play of Toni Lydman and Ray Emery’s strong NHL comeback in relief of an ailing Jonas Hiller and the Ducks were an interesting bunch full of storylines.