Thanks to a unique twist in the lockout-shortened schedule, the Anaheim Ducks will be seeing a lot of the Phoenix Coyotes over the next few days.
With the way Anaheim has been playing lately, the opponent hasn't seemed to matter anyway.
The Ducks - off to the best start in team history - seek their 13th win in 15 games on Saturday night when they begin a stretch of three games in five days against the Coyotes.
"With the shortened season, these are some of the quirks that you deal with," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "Every point is valuable, and especially when you're playing a team that's leading your division, it magnifies those points even more."
Red-hot Anaheim picked up two more points on Friday when it survived a late Minnesota rally for a 3-2 win - the team's eighth straight at home. The Ducks (15-3-1) surpassed the 2006-07 Stanley Cup team - which opened 13-2-4 - for the best start in franchise history.
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