With Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers, the Ducks got a lot of bookkeeping details out of the way.
The victory gave them a third consecutive Pacific Division title, assured home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs and increased their advantage over Nashville and the New York Rangers in the battle for the NHL's best record.
But there were no champagne baths, no dogpiles at center ice and no locker room celebrations when it was over. That's because for Ducks' Coach Bruce Boudreau, those aren't milestones so much as they are stepping stones.
Despite their recent success, the Ducks haven't gone beyond the Western Conference...