(AP) -- Now that the Anaheim Ducks have won a game under Bruce Boudreau, the veteran coach hopes better days are ahead for his new team.
Looking to win consecutive games for the first time in almost two months, the Ducks try to avoid a fourth straight road loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Bobby Ryan scored the second of his two goals with 48.8 seconds left in regulation Tuesday to give Anaheim a 3-2 home win over Los Angeles. The victory was just the third in 18 games for the Ducks (8-14-5), who improved to 1-1-1 since Boudreau replaced the fired Randy Carlyle last week.
"I think they're a very fragile group right now, and we're not out of the woods yet, but maybe we can build on this," said Boudreau, who was unemployed just two days last week after being fired by Washington.
More production from Ryan also could help turn things around for the Ducks, who have not won two in a row since a four-game run Oct. 8-17. Anaheim has blown 2-0 leads in each game under Boudre...