Ducks’ Hiller playing like he never left:

“We were playing our best hockey right before the All-Star break last year,” Hiller said. “I think we’ve all worked hard to get back to that.

“You kinda get a different feel for your body. You don’t take it for granted anymore that you’re going to feel that good. Plus I’m having a little more fun out there now. In the past it used to be a lot more like work. I’m listening to my body better and if I need to cut back, I will.”

That is up to Coach Randy Carlyle, of course. Hiller has played all four Ducks games. Tonight’s game at San Jose, followed by three days off, might be an ideal chance to get Dan Ellis in there, but Carlyle guards such secrets.