LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks waits for a faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Anaheim Ducks will finish up a five-game road trip this week and launch a much-needed five-game homestand. They have games this week against the Sharks, Canucks and Avalanche.
The Anaheim Ducks have not had the greatest start to their 2011-12 season. They sit in last place in the Pacific Division with 24 points and a miserable 9-19-6 record. The good news for them is that they'll finish up a rough five-game road trip and come home to begin a five-trip homestand. The bad news is that this week they'll be facing three tough teams.
First up is the division rival San Jose Sharks, who moved into a tie for first place with the Dallas Stars atop the division with a win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. That game will take place at 7:30 PM PST in San Jose on Monday, December 26. That game is set to air on KDOC.
Next, they'll play host to the Vancouver Canucks, who sit one point behind the Minnesota Wild for the lead in the Northwest Division. The puck will drop for that game on Thursday, December 29 in Anaheim at 7:00 PM PST. You can also watch that one on KDOC.
Finally this week, the Ducks will host the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche are currently in fourth place in the Northwest and hold a 18-17-1 record, but it will still be a tough game for Anaheim. That game will take place on Saturday, December 31 at 5:00 PM PST. You'll be able to watch the game on Prime Ticket.