It took them a little longer than expected, but the Ducks finally clinched the Pacific Division title on Monday. They also assured themselves of the number two spot in the Western Conference, which means home ice at least in the first two rounds of the playoffs (assuming they make it past round one).
Breathe a little sigh of relief that the team is back on track. Finally.
After four losses in a row, the Ducks took a mini time-out before back to back games in Edmonton and whatever they did, it worked.
With a 3-0 shutout, the Ducks played two very good games in Edmonton and have seemingly righted the ship that was going askew.
"I think it was certainly important to win the division," said Francois Beauchemin, " but it was more important to get back to playing the way we know we can. It was a good two games for us, and that's what's most important."
Nothing much changed between Sunday and Monday except the goaltenders. Viktor Fasth took over in net for Anaheim...