Anaheim, the Pacific Division's worst team, has suddenly become its hottest squad.
They are 5-0-1 in their last six, turning a woeful 10-22-6 record into a 16-22-7 mark.
"We wanted to start climbing up, find some hot streak right now and go from there," veteran winger Teemu Selanne told FOX Sports after Anaheim's 7-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. "I still believe that we have all the pieces here."
Having feasted on non-playoff teams like the lowly Islanders and Blue Jackets, Anaheim made a bold statement with Sunday's 4-2 win at Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.
The Ducks have gotten it done with offense. In their five victories they've averaged five goals per game and outscored opponents 25-10.
Their top two scoring lines have scored a combined 38 points in the last six games. A healthy, resurgent Jason Blake has been a huge boost to the third line, adding six points in as many games. In their 5-0 romp over Edmonton, 10 different Ducks nicked up the scoresheet.