Yes, call me a cheater, call me what you will, but I'm combining three players for the price of one, with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan joining together as a unit to be our "breaking even" spot.
The top line struggled at the start of the season, and most games left fans disappointed and many times even scratching their heads wondering what happened to their three young stars. However, after three disappointing games, each of the top line would connect for a goal each on October 13th's game against the Canucks. Since then, the top trio has really changed their style and has found the back of the net an impressive 14 times total.
Let's start with the youngest, Bobby Ryan, who until recently looked like a fish out of water. After a few disappointing games, he broke the curse and has sense tallied up 10 points and 29 penalty minutes. Had the penalty minute total been lower he might be a plus-rating on this list, however the number of extraneous penalties has plagued Anaheim, including Bobby Ryan.
Corey Perry also has blossomed since snapping the cold streak and is now ranked third on the team in points with 13. He, also, has seen way too many minutes in the penalty box, a total of 31 penalty minutes, a statistic that is uncommon for most high-scoring forwards, and a number that needs to taper off if Anaheim expects to rake in some more wins.
Finally, Captain Ryan Getzlaf centers the other two youngsters on the number one line, and he personifies the "breaking even" the best. Getzlaf struggled to control his temper in the first few games, exemplifying how captains should not act, however since then he has turned his rage into producing big numbers, and leads the team with 16 points.
As long as Anaheim's number one line doesn't backtrack into the disappointing and undisciplined style of play they started the season with, this line will quickly propel itself up onto the positive side of this list.