Selanne the Star in Final Regular Season Game

Teemu Selanne probably wondered if this day would ever come, and now, after 21 years, he has played in his final regular season game.  The Anaheim Ducks star and Hall of Fame shoe-in made his final regular season appearance before a standing room only Honda Center on Sunday.    It may have been Fan Appreciation Night, […]

Anaheim Clinches Western Conference in Win over LA

All Anaheim needed was a point in order to clinch the Western Conference, but they got two in a 4-3 shootout victory over Los Angeles. “They all knew they just needed a point,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “We never talked about it, but you could tell after the game was over, they all knew. […]

Ducks Clinch Pacific With Win Over Sharks

It’s official.  The Anaheim Ducks have earned their third Pacific Division title (and second in a row) with a 5-2 victory over the Sharks. “It’s cool because it’s a really tough division,” said coach Bruce Boudreau. “When you start out, you have certain goals. One is to win the division, then the conference, then the […]

Pacific Division Lead Widens in Victory over Vancouver

“Go with (John) Gibson.  Can’t be any worse than (Jonas) Hiller of late.” I was right. The Ducks went with Gibson, who made his NHL debut against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.  He not only got the win and two points for Anaheim, he got a 3-0 shutout.  At age 20, that makes him […]

Oilers Slick by Ducks 4-2

Oh Canada……well, if nothing else the Anaheim Ducks can console themselves that they are done with Edmonton for the remainder of the season.   The 4-2 loss to the Oilers was their third meeting in 10 days, only once getting a win. Those are points the Ducks need if they want to make certain they […]

Nashville Closes Out Ducks and Sharks

Expecting to come back every time you fall behind is a bad habit to get into.  The Ducks were not able to come back against Nashville on Friday night, losing 5-2. “We can’t keep doing this,” said coach Bruce Boudreau. “We’re a good team with the lead, but we haven’t had that in the last […]

Recap of the week that was in Anaheim

It has been over a week since I have written anything for a number of reasons, not the least of which included an earthquake that probably led to the power surge that killed our modem.    Four days of internetless life later and a new modem finally arrived and was installed.  That, coupled with a change […]

Ducks Pounce on Panthers 6-2

Consistency has not been the Ducks strong suit of late, and a 6-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday showed the team where they still need to work.  With 11 games left in the season, now is the time to clean up the messy spots, because playoff time is show time. Anaheim got the […]

San Jose Bumps Anaheim From Top of Pacific

Its tough being at the top.  You only have one way to go – down.  And the Ducks, who once had a solid clinch on the President's trophy, are dropping a bit.  Going 4-4-2 in their last 10 games, the Ducks have slipped in the standings, and a 3-2 loss to San Jose on Thursday […]

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has […]

Washington Powers Over Ducks 3-2

Things never seem to go well for the Ducks when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals come to town.  The 3-2 loss to the Capitals in front of a sell out crowd on Tuesday was no exception.  And Anaheim only had itself to blame.  "That game tonight came down to our special teams not being […]

Anaheim Tops Kings 2-1

It never gets old defeating the Kings.  As a Ducks fan, any victory over Los Angeles is a sweet one.  In their building?  Even better!  Despite playing in the second of back-to-back games, Anaheim looked like the better rested team in a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Staples Center. Frederik Andersen got the start […]

Ducks Bury Avalanche

Things definitely hit bottom for the Ducks in Wednesday's 7-2 beatdown loss to Calgary.  A four game losing streak as well as nothing but an embarrassment from a team that has led the NHL for most of the season had to be an eye opening reality check for Anaheim.   They came into the game against […]

Ducks Flame Out 7-2 to Calgary

The only way to describe how the Ducks started off their three game road trip was disastrous.   The 7-2 loss to the Calgary Flames was also embarrassing. "We played like sh**," said Andrew Cogliano, who got his career high 20th goal of the season.  "I think every guy in the room should be completely embarrassed […]

Power Play Eludes Ducks in Loss to Toronto

The Ducks have now lost three in a row – two in a shootout and now a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.  So much for showing former coach Randy Carlyle how much they have improved without him behind the bench.  Those three losses have also allowed the St. Louis Blues […]