After dropping their first game of the week to the San Jose Sharks, the Anaheim Ducks rallied back and won consecutive games over two solid teams, defeating the St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators by identical 4-3 scores. With another successful week the Ducks extended their lead in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference.
Week Recap: The Ducks hosted the San Jose Sharks on New Year’s Eve at Honda Center, losing 3-0 behind a shutout from Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi, his third of the season. Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks, his 18th and 19th goals of the season. Corey Perry returned to the Ducks lineup but, like the rest of the Ducks, was unable to find the back of the net. After a day off on Thursday the Sharks hosted the St. Louis Blues on Friday night, winning 4-3 in a hard fought game. Ryan Getzlaf, Kyle Palmieri, Andrew Cogliano and Matt Beleskey scored for the Ducks, with Beleskey picking up his team leading 16th of the season. It was the 16th victory by just a goal in the last 18 Anaheim wins. The Ducks continued their homestand on Sunday night when they hosted the Nashville Predators. Nashville was coming off of a wild 7-6 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings the night before. Matt Beleskey opened the scoring for Anaheim with his 17th goal of the season in the first period, with Corey Perry notching his 15th goal in the second period in his third game back from injury. The Predators would go up 3-2 before Francois Beauchemin scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at three. The game would go into overtime with the Ducks eventually prevailing in the shootout on goals by Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves to earn the victory in goal. The Danish goaltender now has 21 victories on the season.
Up Next for the Ducks: The Ducks have a busy upcoming week with home games versus the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils. The culmination of the 8-game home stand is a prime opportunity to gain additional ground in both the division and the Western Conference. If the season ended today the Maple Leafs, Rangers and Jets are all in solid playoff positioning, with the Jets off to their best start since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg in 2010.
Where They Stand: With 58 points the Ducks lead the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They have a four point lead on the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators for the top record in the National Hockey League.
Here is a look at the Anaheim Ducks upcoming games at the Honda Center
Rangers @ Ducks Tickets
T-Shirt Giveaway at the Honda Center
Wed, Jan 7th at 7:30PM Honda Center | Up 12% | Tickets start at $70.00
The Rangers come to the Honda Center in 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a 8-6-1 road record.
Jets @ Ducks Tickets
Teemu Tribute Night at the Honda Center
Sun, Jan 11th at 6:00PM Honda Center | Up 60% | Tickets start at $90.00
The Winnipeg Jets are currently ranked 8th I the Western Conference and have a 11-4-4 road record.
Maple Leafs @ Ducks Tickets
Wed, Jan 14th at 7:00PM Honda Center | Down 16% | Tickets start at $21.00
The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently in 7th place in the Easter Conference and have a 7-8-3 road record.
Devils @ Ducks Tickets
Fri, Jan 16th at 7:00PM Honda Center | Down 18% | Tickets start at $21.00
The New Jersey Devils come into the Honda Center with a road record 8-13-2.
Flames @ Ducks Tickets
Sun, Jan 11th at 6:00PM Honda Center | Down 24% | Tickets start at $15.00
The Calgary Flames are currently two points behind the Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets for 8th in the Western Conference and have a road record 10-9-1
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