Now, it's all about avoiding the Chicago Letdown.
After their last victory against the Blackhawks, the Ducks promptly went into an emotional tailspin, losing their next four games, dotted with poor performances in the first period. They finally got a correction with a significant win against the Blackhawks in Chicago on Friday night.
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller downplayed the meaning of being 3-0 against the Blackhawks. The Ducks won, 2-1, on Friday in a game crackling with playoff-type intensity.
"It might mean something if we play them in the playoffs at some point, but that's still too far ahead, at least for me," Hiller said. "I'm more worried about the next few games. Definitely it's nice to get a win here and have a good feeling for the next few games coming up."