Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hadn't looked at the standings. Similarly, Cam Fowler said he's not much of a "standings watcher."
Maybe their view is blocked by the rungs on the ladder they're climbing.
The Ducks are aware, though, that their 11-3-1 run since Christmas has put them back into the third and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division going into Thursday's game against the first-place Kings at Staples Center. It's a tribute to their perseverance after their 1-7-2 start.
They have gone 22-11-5 since and looked like the potent team most observers thought would eventually be.
"I think going through something that we went through at...