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Ducks aren't surprised by their recent run of success, and neither are the Kings

Ducks aren't surprised by their recent run of success, and neither are the Kings

Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hadn't looked at the standings. Similarly, Cam Fowler said he's not much of a "standings watcher."

Maybe their view is blocked by the rungs on the ladder they're climbing.

The Ducks are aware, though, that their 11-3-1 run since Christmas has put them back into the third and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division going into Thursday's game against the first-place Kings at Staples Center. It's a tribute to their perseverance after their 1-7-2 start.

They have gone 22-11-5 since and looked like the potent team most observers thought would eventually be.

"I think going through something that we went through at...

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