In the words of the late, great Etta James, "Attttt lasssttttttt."
A winless streak that reached 12 consecutive games finally ended tonight when the Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. The win came exactly one month to the day of their last victory on December 17 in Pittsburgh. Unlike in recent shortcomings, there weren't any blown leads tonight. There weren't any letdowns. There weren't any disappointments. Instead, the Ducks collectively rose to the challenge by jumping out to a 3-0 lead within the first eight minutes of the game.