The Anaheim Ducks have been on a roll as of late, going 8-1-1 over their last 10 games and escaping from the argument about the NHL's worst team. They're hoping to keep the winning ways going this week as they finish up a short two-game road trip and return to Anaheim for a four-game home stand.
On Tuesday, January 31, the Ducks will visit the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes are tied for third place in the Pacific Division with 52 points. Although the Ducks won't soon be catching up to either of the third-place teams, this week will be a good chance to gain some slight ground on both of them. The puck will drop in Arizona at 6:00 PM PT and the game will air on Prime Ticket.
Next up, the Ducks return home to host the other third-place team in the Pacific, the Dallas Stars. That game will begin at 7:30 PM PT on Wednesday, February 1 and will air on KDOC and NHLN-CA.
Finally, the Ducks will host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, February 3. The Blue Jackets were the stiffest competition for the Ducks in the early part of the season for the title of "worst team in the NHL." Luckily for the Ducks, that title now firmly rests with the Blue Jackets, who are dead last in the Central Division. That game will begin at 7:00 PM PT and will be televised on Prime Ticket.
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