If the season ended today, the Ducks would actually make the playoffs. They are currently tied with both the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames with 85 points, but find themselves in eighth place due to the fact that they have fewer shootout wins than both teams.
Despite the fact that they are in eighth place, this Ducks team is a very talented one that, when firing on all cylinders, could make a lot of noise. In the constantly shifting Western Conference, they find themselves only seven points back of the division-leading San Jose Sharks with a game in hand.
However, the season is hardly sewn up. Here are five improvements the Ducks need to make to make the playoffs.