The door to first place was wide open, and the Ducks pushed through and slammed it shut on the Winnipeg Jets.
Now they’re in the kitchen of the San Jose Sharks.
What was a seven-point gap between the Ducks and San Jose eight days ago closed Friday in a 3-1 win against Winnipeg at Honda Center.
Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano each scored their 15th goals as the Ducks matched San Jose with 91 points, although the Sharks hold the tiebreaker with more regulation and overtime wins.
The Ducks have said that playing well is more important than a possible fifth straight Pacific Division title, and Perry reemphasized that with their current standing. “It doesn’t mean...