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, a seven-game losing streak and it seemed Randy Carlyle’s job as head coach was in serious jeopardy.The Ducks have turned things around, however, and can match the longest winning streak in Carlyle’s 13-year NHL head coaching career with a win against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.The Ducks (15-10-15) have won a season-high five straight games to climb near the top of the Pacific Division standings.Article continues below ...Carlyle has won six games in a row several times during his career, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs from Dec. 6-16, 2014, and with the Ducks during his first stint in Anaheim from Nov. 3-12, 2010, but he has never won seven straight.Anaheim’s season began with a number of veterans recovering from injuries and several rookies in the lineup. The Ducks still managed a 5-1-1 start before spiraling into the seven-game skid.When coaches for the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were fired during the first week of November Nic Dowd Jersey Womens
, it seemed Carlyle could be next, but the Ducks regrouped during the middle of last month and are 7-1-2 since Nov. 16.“Just finding ways,” Carlyle said following a 4-2 win against the visiting Blackhawks on Wednesday. “We’re feeling good about ourselves. We’re not proclaiming we’re anything more than a work in progress. We’re a hockey club that has confidence.”Carolina (12-11-4) has experienced smaller peaks and valleys this season. After beginning the season 4-0-1, the Hurricanes experienced a five-game losing streak, then went through a 6-2-1 stretch before hitting another wall recently.The Hurricanes have lost their past three games, a streak that began with a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting Ducks on Friday. They’ll try to salvage a win on their three-game California trip that began with a 2-0 loss to the Kings on Sunday and continued with a 5-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.The Hurricanes have combined for five goals in the past five games to drop to 29th in the league in scoring (2.44), one spot ahead of Anaheim (2.40).“You’ve got to keep competing,” Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk told reporters after the loss in San Jose. “The old saying is you have to work for your chances and work for your bounces. When it’s not going your way www.officialducks.com
, you have to dig even deeper. It’s not necessarily trying different things, but keep grinding and keep competing. Keep it simple and get to the net.”Anaheim has combined for 10 goals in its past two games and its front office continues to look for ways to upgrade the offense.The Ducks claimed left winger Pontus Aberg off waivers on Oct. 1 and he became a regular member of the lineup on Oct. 20. He has a team-leading nine goals and enters Friday with five points (three goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak.Anaheim then traded rookie defenseman Marcus Pettersson to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in exchange for right wing Daniel Sprong. He scored on his second shift with the Ducks in the win against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, hitting the top of the net from a difficult angle.“I’m really excited for the new opportunity,” he said. “When I found out I got traded to Anaheim, I was really excited. I’m really excited to be here and help the team win.” DENVER (AP) — Given the company on his line, Gabriel Landeskog has a tendency to be overlooked.That’s perfectly fine with the Colorado captain.Landeskog scored twice, including the winner with 3:20 remaining Anaheim Ducks T-Shirts Authentic
, Mikko Rantanen added two more on the power play and the Avalanche recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 on Saturday night.“I’m fortunate to be part of such a good line that finds different ways to score goals,” Landeskog said.Colorado’s top unit came through once again as Landeskog, Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon combined for nine points. Landeskog started things off on the right note with a power-play goal. He made sure it ended on a good note, too.“Landy is the guy who is underrated, probably doesn’t get enough credit,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “He’s a glue guy on that line. He’s a calming influence.“Call him a complementary player, whatever, but he’s been getting into areas to score goals all year long.”Here’s another compliment Anaheim Ducks Hoodies Authentic
, courtesy of Dallas coach Jim Montgomery, the former University of Denver head coach: “Their top line is special.”Landeskog, Matt Calvert and Rantanen staked Colorado to a 3-0 lead during a first period in which the Avalanche had two goals disallowed due to goaltender interference.Esa Lindell and Tyler Seguin brought Dallas back by scoring 44 seconds apart in the middle period. Seguin added another in the third and Jamie Benn tied it with 4:36 left.Landeskog’s winner was a redirect after a shot by defenseman Erik Johnson from the blue line. MacKinnon sealed the win with an empty-net goal. MacKinnon also had three assists to help the Avs snap a three-game skid that included an overtime loss in St. Louis on Friday.Rantanen had two goals and an assist in extending his point streak to 14 straight games. The Finnish forward’s point streak ties MacKinnon (last season) and Joe Sakic (2000) for third-longest since the team moved to town in 1995-96.Pulled from his last two starts, Semyon Varlamov found his groove early, staggered in the second and then made several big saves in the third period. Varlamov has allowed 18 goals over his last four games.“We’ll play really well for stretches like the first and we’re having trouble sustaining it,” Bednar explained. “I think it’s the same for our goalies.”Ben Bishop gave the Stars a boost in goal after taking over for starter Anton Khudobin following the opening period. Bishop finished with 14 saves.The Stars finished winless on a four-game trip.“I can’t say we know what type of team we are,” Montgomery said. “You’re going to have ebbs and flows. We’ve got to get back on track here.”Trailing 3-0 midway through the second period, Lindell scored a short-handed goal and Seguin followed with another over a sprawled-out Varlamov.Rantanen’s goal late in the second made it 4-2 and set up an entertaining third period. Rantanen has a league-leading 56 points this season.Colorado nearly broke the game open early on in the first Anaheim Ducks Hats Authentic
, but Colin Wilson’s goal was disallowed on review for goaltender interference when A.J. Greer and a Dallas defenseman crashed into Khudobin.Carl Soderberg also had a goal overturned for bumping into Khudobin.“You’ve got to play a full 60 minutes in this league to win games and we didn’t do that tonight,” Benn said. “We just didn’t give ourselves a chance to win this game.”NOTES: Dallas recalled F Denis Gurianov from Texas of the AHL on Friday. … D Taylor Fedun and RW Alexander Radulov both had two assists for the Stars. … Colorado F Alexander Kerfoot missed a third straight game with an upper body injury. … Avalanche F J.T. Compher banged his head into the boards after a third-period hit from defenseman Julius Honka.UP NEXTStars: Host Calgary on Tuesday night.Avalanche: Host the New York Islanders on Monday night in the second of a four-game homestand.