The Anaheim Ducks are poised to continue their best start in six years going into their longest road stretch of the season.
The Ducks look for a fourth consecutive victory as they head outside California for the first time in two weeks, opening a six-game trip against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
Behind third-period goals from Saku Koivu and Sheldon Souray along with 25 saves from rookie Viktor Fasth, Anaheim handed San Jose its first regulation loss, 2-1 on Monday. The Ducks (6-1-1) are off to their best start since opening 12-0-4 during their Stanley Cup-winning season of 2006-07.
"We're a work in progress," said Souray, who scored the winner for his second goal in as many games. "We want to get better and keep earning respect. Keep climbing and see where it goes."
Where Anaheim goes next is to the Midwest for five games following this contest. The Ducks' only road game in their past six was a shootout loss to the Sharks last Tuesday. They're 2-0-1 away from home...