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Ryan Kesler Proving To Be Valuable Addition To Anaheim Ducks

BOSTON — The Anaheim Ducks were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs last season and came within one game of reaching the conference final. Despite having a 3-2 series lead over the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the Ducks lost their conference semifinals series in a disappointing 6-2 Game 7 loss on home ice. One of the reasons for Anaheim’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Building Perennial Contender Through Good Drafting

BOSTON — Stanley Cup success is often achieved through the NHL draft. Of course, it often takes a little luck and several years of poor results to stockpile enough high draft picks to go through a proper rebuild, but this route is smarter than trying to build a contender by hitting home runs on July 1 in the free agent market. The Anaheim Ducks, who are in Boston for a Thursday...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Goaltending go-around is raising questions

Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen has looked a little shaky since his return to the lineup. After coming back from injury, Andersen has allowed 12 goals on 97 shots against, resulting in a mediocre .876 save percentage. He was pulled in the first period of Sunday night’s matchup against the New York Rangers after allowing three goals on seven shots. He has lost three of his last...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/24/15) vs Anaheim Ducks

The return of Wisniewski proved to be fairly uneventful for the player itself but proved to be an exciting, back and forth affair otherwise. Scott Hartnell had a hat trick which helped the team win 5-3 in regulation against the Anaheim Ducks. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Scott Hartnell A hat trick made for one heck of a cherry on top of a game that...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Loss to Rangers serves as wake-up call

The Anaheim Ducks have been at not only the top of the Western Conference from time to time this season, but also the top of the entire NHL. However, it hasn’t been an easy road for them. The team has struggled all-season with defense, and they haven’t being able to win games in 60 minutes. […] The post Anaheim Ducks: Loss to Rangers serves as wake-up call appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler’s great expectations

Just last year, the former Vancouver Canucks star made the big move over to the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Kesler wanted another opportunity to win the Stanley Cup before he fully passes his prime. At 30-years-old, Ryan Kesler has proved that he has found his place within the Orange County team and has exceeded a lot […] The post Ryan Kesler’s great expectations appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 71: Start playing better with Anaheim in town

After last night’s thrilling escape act in Carolina, the New York Rangers are back home tonight to take on the Anaheim Ducks in a game that might decide who wins the President’s Trophy. The Rangers are two points back of the Ducks with three games in hand, but the Ducks have a bit of a Read more → The post Game 71: Start playing better with Anaheim in town appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Dilemma on defense as Vatanen returns

Corey Perry sealed the deal for a Ducks victory on Friday night with his overtime breakaway goal on Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov. His breakaway came off of a great poke check play by defenseman Sami Vatanen. Vatanen came from behind Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart and poked the puck off his stick at the Anaheim blue line. Perry jumped on the loose puck and buried it at the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: The Comeback Kids are at it again… and again

The Anaheim Ducks are back to their winning ways again and hold a three game win streak after Wednesday night’s 3-2 overtime victory over the rival Los Angeles Kings. It was the fifth and final meeting between the two SoCal hockey clubs. Anaheim has gone 4-0-1 against the Kings this season, and four of the five meetings have been decided in either overtime or shootout. The win...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakob Silfverberg Is Streaking, Showing Signs Of What Could Be

When the Anaheim Ducks made what many consider to be a very smart move and traded Bobby Ryan to the Senators a few years back the primary return in the deal was a talented young winger with a killer wrist shot and a knack for finding the back of the net. Everything was going swimmingly at first. He potted four goals in his first four games with the Ducks but then doom descended from...
Via Razzball Hockey
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler's OT goal caps Ducks' rally to beat rival Kings

  Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season. Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg scored third-period goals for the Ducks, who took four of five in this lively rivalry. John Gibson made 29 saves...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Dustin Brown obliterates Corey Perry

Corey Perry is going to be feeling this one tomorrow. Looking to make a pass, Perry’s focus prevented him from seeing Dustin Brown skating his way. The result was a brutal collision. GIF: Dustin Brown lays out Corey Perry pic.twitter.com/BY1vcPsAgD — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 19, 2015 The post GIF: Dustin Brown obliterates Corey Perry appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks take over 1st in West

The Anaheim Ducks have turned heads this season, and one of the biggest causes of this is their seemingly endless habit of defeating teams in the third period. They’ve lived up to their “comeback kids” nickname once again after completing their three-game season sweep of the Nashville Predators with a winning score of 4-2. Make […] The post Anaheim Ducks take over 1st in...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks send D Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

  The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota, coach Bruce Boudreau...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 64: West Coast Swing Continues, Pens face the league-leading Ducks.

Pittsburgh Penguins (36-18-9) at Anaheim Ducks (42-17-7) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports Honda Center, Anaheim, California The Pens couldn’t pull out a victory against the lowly Avalanche and now their road trip rolls through Anaheim and the league-leading Ducks. Anaheim has strung together four consecutive wins and have also taken seven of their last eight.  They have allowed just...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakob Silfverberg Scores Awesome Goal After Catching His Own Rebound Off The Post

Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg took home First Star honors following Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes thanks to his three points in the Ducks’ 4-1 win. Silfverberg’s lone goal of the night came on this awesome effort, which featured him catching his own rebound off the post, tossing the puck to himself, and putting Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at new CBJ players Karlsson and Bourque

The Jackets acquired center William Karlsson, winger Rene Bourque and a 2015 second round draft pick today from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman James Wisniewski and a 2015 third rounder. We obviously know the great player that the Jackets shipped out, and Matt wrote quite a bit about Wisniewski last week. I won’t get into further details on that portion, as at least one of our...
Via BS Hockey
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Deal: Pens trades Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy

Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and well, it feels like a bad deal. @jmarshfof  points this out though… Ben Lovejoy is 2nd on the Ducks in Scoring Chances against per 60 minutes of even-strength TOI. Behind only Sami Vatanen. — Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2015 We counter with: Ben Lovejoy getting abused in every...
Via The Pensblog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Duck Jiri Sekac adjusting to SoCal life as he waits for paperwork to be official

The Anaheim Ducks' new winger Jiri Sekac has made it to Anaheim and was on the ice with the team during Wednesday's morning skate. However, it's unknown at this point whether or not he will be on the ice when the Ducks play Ottawa as he is still waiting for his immigration paperwork to go through. "He's automatically in unless we don't get it," coach Bruce Boudreau. "We'll bring...
Via Fox Sports West
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Beauchemin on shootout victory: 'We didn't quit. We kept going'

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has managed to steer the team back towards the win column during the two-game Western Canada swing, but coming home to the Honda Center Monday night, there was one more message he felt he needed to instill in order to see the wins go from two, to three, to four and more. Don't panic. The Ducks taste in music tends to veer more towards pop but maybe...
Via Fox Sports West
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

With Bryzgalov's future uncertain, Ducks turn to veteran LaBarbera as third goalie

As expected, Ducks' backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has cleared waivers and a decision on his future will come is likely to come on Tuesday. The Ducks have decided to move forward throughout the rest of the season with Frederik Andersen as the No. 1 goalie and John Gibson as the backup. With Andersen still nursing a neck injury, Jason LaBarbera was called up from the AHL and flown...
Via Fox Sports West
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Gibson makes save as mask falls off (GIF)

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson made a clutch save as his mask was falling off during the first period of Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay.Gibson actually had his mask accidentally knocked off by teammate Ben Lovejoy as a shot was coming at him, and the puck hit him in the mask as it was coming off. That's scary when you realize that had Gibson's mask fallen off a split...
Via Holdout Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: Maybe Ryan Getzlaf is jealous of my hair

Alex Ovechkin went there. The Washington Capitals superstar fired back at Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf on Tuesday, and he hit him where it really hurts — his hair. His sick burn comes two days after Getzlaf accused Ovechkin of diving “all over the (expletive) ice” following the Caps’ 5-3 win over the Ducks. “Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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