Anaheim shooters unfazed by slumps

Updated: June 5, 2003, 11:32 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Two consecutive victories to even the Stanley Cup Finals can't hide the simple fact that Anaheim's top scorers need to start doing what they are paid to do if the Mighty Ducks have any chance at winning two of the final three games against the New Jersey Devils.

That the two victories in Anaheim were in overtime magnifies the urgency for wingers Paul Kariya and Petr Sykora and centers Steve Rucchin and Adam Oates to find the net soon, preferably on Thursday night in Game 5 at New Jersey.

"What I've seen through the years is as long as you buy these guys time, they usually find a way to get it done," Mighty Ducks head coach Mike Babcock told reporters about Kariya and Sykora.