Stars Even the Series; Ducks Lagging

With a chance to take a 3-1 lead in the series, the Ducks short circuited instead and found themselves tied with Dallas after a 4-2 loss on Wednesday night. If the game had only been 20 minutes long, things would have been just fine.  But they are a full 60 minutes long. Despite being without […]

Dallas Shuts Out Ducks 3-0

You knew there wasn’t going to be a four game sweep in this series, didn’t you?  If not, you haven’t been paying attention. Monday night, when the series between the Ducks and Stars moved to Dallas, the Stars got a 3-0 shutout.  The series is now 2-1, in favor of Anaheim. A huge part of […]

Getzlaf Leads in 3-2 Victory over Stars

A captain’s job has many duties.  The most important one is to lead, and that is exactly what Ryan Getzlaf has been doing for the Anaheim Ducks. In Game 1 of the series against Dallas, Getzlaf took a puck to the face with about :15 seconds remaining in the game.  Definitely not the preferred way […]

Ducks Take Game One Against Dallas

A win is a win and this one was closer than the Ducks would have liked. The 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in game one of the opening round of the NHL playoffs was narrow, but as usual, Anaheim found a way to hold on and win the game. “A little adversity isn’t going […]

Let the Games Begin! Playoffs Start Tonight!

Is it wrong to feel like a kid at Christmas when the NHL playoffs begin?  Especially when my team is playing? Tonight, the real season begins for 16 teams.  This is what the regular season was building up to.  The points mattered before, but now they really matter. Sixteen teams and only one of them […]

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 […]