(SportsNetwork.com) - The Anaheim Ducks look to secure their third straight division title on Wednesday night when they take on an Edmonton Oilers club looking to extend its longest winning streak since October.
The Ducks top the Pacific Division with 105 points, 10 more than the Vancouver Canucks with four games left to play. The second-place Canucks have five games left on their schedule, so Anaheim needs just a point to lock up the division crown.
Anaheim's point total also tops the NHL, two more than both the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators. The Rangers have six games left to play and the Preds have four.
After getting outscored 12-5 in losses to the Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets to begin a five-game road trip, the Ducks won the final three contests of the swing out east and will now play three in a row at home before ending the regular season at Arizona.
Anaheim picked up its league-leading 32nd one-goal victory of the season in Sunday's finale of the trek, topping the New Jersey Devils 2-1 thanks to Francois Beauchemin's early third-period tally that went off New Jersey defenseman Jon Merrill and in.
Ryan Kesler scored in the first period for Anaheim and John Gibson ended with 26 saves.
"We weren't really happy after the 7-2 and 5-3 losses in New York and Columbus, so we had a little bit of a regroup in Boston," said Beauchemin, referring to a 3-2 overtime win versus the Bruins. "We had a couple of meetings and wanted to make sure we were back at our game, and make sure everybody knows what they're doing."
The Oilers are looking to finish the season strong and have ripped off three straight wins for the first time since a four-game run from Oct. 20-27. Two of those victories came over the playoff-hopeful Colorado Avalanche, including Monday's 4-1 triumph in Denver.
Richard Bachman made 29 saves, Andrew Miller collected three assists and defenseman Brandon Davidson scored his first NHL goal to highlight the win. Fellow blueliner Justin Schultz also had a goal, while Nikita Nikitin and Taylor Hall both scored into an empty net.
Bachman was getting a second straight start after he shut out the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Friday with 29 saves.
"We're starting to understand that if we play the game the right way for 60 minutes we'll have success," Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson said.
The Oilers snapped a five-game road losing streak, but have lost five in a row in Anaheim.
The Ducks have dominated the Oilers as of late. They have taken 20 of the previous 24 meetings and shoot for a four-game season series sweep tonight.