The power play has been crisp. The seven-game winless streak is in the past. The Mighty Ducks' winning streak has grown ... to two.
There was a sense of relief at Monday morning practice after consecutive come-from-behind victories against playoff-caliber teams.
"We were in quite a bit of a hole for seven games," left wing Paul Kariya said. "It's been a nice couple games for us."
The Ducks overcame a two-goal deficit in a 5-3 victory over Colorado on Thursday, then Sunday ruined St. Louis' 17-0-0-2 record when leading after two periods, scoring two third-period goals for a 2-1 victory.
The Ducks' recent success on the power play -- three goals in seven opportunities in the last two games -- has boosted their overall success rate in man-advantage situations.
The Ducks are seventh in the league on the power play and have converted 38 of 198 chances (19.2%), increasing their success rate by almost 1% over the last two games.
Center Andy McDonald, the Ducks' No. 4 scorer, is recovering more quickly than expected from a concussion suffered against Colorado.
Although his return date has not been set, he will travel for the Ducks' three-game trip.