The Anaheim Ducks try for something they haven't had in nearly three months, wins in consecutive games, as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday night in a battle of the two worst teams in the National Hockey League. No team is within six points of them, as the Ducks currently hold a narrow advantage with 28 points (11-22-6) compared to 27 for Columbus (11-24-5).
Anaheim is coming off a win Friday night against the New York Islanders, and looking for their first consecutive wins since they completed a four-game winning streak on October 17. The Ducks have had six chances since then to put together a string of two straight wins, but have been denied each time:
|Anaheim Ducks Attempts At Winning Streak Since October 17|
|Game 1||Game 2|
|Oct 27: 3-2 win at Minnesota||Oct 29: 3-0 loss at Nashville|
|Nov 11: 4-3 win vs. Vancouver||Nov 13: 3-2 loss vs. Minnesota|
|Nov 30: 4-1 win vs. Montreal||Dec 2: 4-3 OT loss vs. Philadelphia|
|Dec 6: 3-2 win vs. Los Angeles||Dec 8: 4-2 loss at St. Louis|
|Dec 14: 4-1 win vs. Phoenix||Dec 16: 4-1 loss at Chicago|
|Dec 26: 3-2 win at San Jose||Dec 29: 5-2 loss vs. Vancouver|
|Jan 6: 4-2 win vs. Islanders||Jan 8: ???? vs. Columbus|
Anaheim is 7-22-5 in their last 34 games. The Blue Jackets are coming off a 1-0 win at Staples Center over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. Sunday's game against Columbus is the fifth of a six-game homestand that ends Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. The Ducks are 8-12-1 at home this season.
Sunday night's 5 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Ducks hockey news and information, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.