After failing to qualify for the playoffs last season, the Anaheim Ducks were picked by most NHL pundits to once again, be one of the leagues bottom feeders. With a 3-0 victory over Edmonton on Monday night, the Ducks clinched their second Pacific Division title in their 20-year history.
Its exciting to win the Pacific Division. Its really big for us, said forward Andrew Cogliano who is making his first trip to the postseason in his six years in the NHL. We had a lot of doubters at the beginning of the year. This is satisfying for everyone.
The Ducks last Pacific Division title was back in the 2006-07 season when Anaheim went on to win their first and only Stanley Cup. The Ducks are locked in as the second seed in the Western Conference, guaranteeing them a minimum of home ice advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Anaheim is still awaiting to find out their opening round playoff opponent. The likely opposition being Minnesota, Columbus or Detroit. These three teams...