Ducks set franchise record with 11th straight win
After a potentially disastrous start to the season, the Anaheim Ducks are making history for all the right reasons.
With a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, the Ducks won their 11th game in a row, setting a new team record for consecutive victories.
The result also put Anaheim two points ahead of Los Angeles in the race for the Pacific Division crown, and marked Bruce Boudreau's 400th win as an NHL head coach.
The hot streak runs back even further than the past 11 games.
All of the above is significant for a few reasons, beginning with the month of October, wherein the Ducks posted a record of 1-7-2 while scoring a grand total of 10 goals and putting Boudreau's job very much in jeopardy.
Key to the Ducks' resurgence has been the play of David Perron, who's averaging a point per game since arriving in Anaheim, including this power-play goal against the Kings.
Now, the Ducks are flying towards the postseason, and appear on track to return to the Western Conference Finals one year after losing to Chicago in seven games during that round.