The Ducks head into Tuesday nights battle against the Columbus Blue Jackets with 17 games remaining. Each game becoming more and more crucial as they've shown that winning hasn't been a priority since the Olympic break.
Just like last season, the Ducks have found themselves in the playoffs a month earlier than necessary. Over the course of the final 17 games in the 2008-09 season the Ducks managed an 11-5-1 record for 23 points to secure the final position in the playoff lineup.
Chances are they will need a similarly remarkable record to make a repeat appearance.
Here are a couple of things the Ducks must do if they want to see the post season again.