Two months into the season, the Anaheim Ducks appeared to be in grave danger of missing the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Since Christmas, however, the Ducks are 25-4-2. And with their franchise-record 11th consecutive win Saturday, a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings, they are in first place in the Pacific Division and five points off the Western Conference lead.
Anaheim goes for win No. 12 when it hosts the NHL-leading Washington Capitals at Honda Center on Monday (10 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, CSN-DC, PRIME, FS-SD, NHL.TV).