Chicago Blanks Ducks 2-0

The losses keep coming for Anaheim, the latest being a 2-0 shutout by the Chicago Blackhawks who are now just one point away from Anaheim in the overall standings.  Anaheim has now lost three in a row and ended up 1-4-0 on this five game homestand.  They have only one more game before the Olympic […]

Blue Jackets Hand Ducks Second Loss in a Row

Ruh roh!   Scooby Doo knows the Ducks are slipping after losing 4-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.  It was the second loss in a row for a team that hasn't lost very many this season.    With Chicago coming to town, you would hope they don't want it to be three in a […]

Stars Shut Out Ducks 2-0

February did not start off well for the Ducks.   Not only did they lose to the Dallas Stars at home, only their third loss at the Honda Center this season, they were shut out 2-0.  When is the last time the Ducks were shut out in a game?   March 27, 2013.   Nearly a year ago.   […]

Ducks Get Physical with Philadelphia

After what could only be described as a really crappy effort from the Ducks on Tuesday night in a loss to Minnesota, the Ducks certainly righted the ship on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers.    The Ducks brought energy and physicality right from the get go and it translated to a 5-3 victory. "We kind of […]

Minnesota Minces Ducks in 4-2 Loss

Tuesdays at the Honda Center are not good for the Ducks.  For only the second time this season, the Ducks lost on home ice, both times coming to teams with "IN" in their names.  First the Winnipeg Jets last Tuesday and now the Minnesota Wild this Tuesday.  The 4-2 loss to Minnesota was plain and […]

Stadium Game Yields Shutout For Ducks

Despite all fuss and nonsense and just plain over the top spectacle, the first Stadium Series game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings was a rousing success.   Especially for Anaheim, who shut out the Kings 3-0 for their second win in a row over their divisional rival. Inside or out, the Ducks […]

Tight Victory Over Kings Feels Good

The Ducks had to gut this one out, but the 2-1 victory against the Kings was a hit.  Literally.    The Ducks registered 48 hits to the Kings 24.   Bags of ice had to have been scarce after the game. It was the first of back to back games against their crosstown and divisional rivals.  The […]

Jets Jettison Duck Home Record

Many teams have tried to defeat the Ducks at home this season.  Only two have been successful, but only in overtime/shoot out.  Until the Winnipeg Jets came to town (for the first time since their last incarnation as the Jets in 1996). Although Winnipeg is at the bottom of the Central Division, they have won […]

Anaheim Bounces Back Against St. Louis

After losing to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, the Anaheim Ducks got back to their winning ways on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.  Having only lost two games in the past 21 is not too shabby. The Ducks seemed in control for most of the game, and then the […]

Blackhawks Bamboozle Ducks 4-2

Of late, the Ducks have been the Achilles Heel for the Chicago Blackhawks.  The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks just could not seem to solve the Ducks.  Until Friday night. Chicago stepped up to the plate from the start in the 4-2 defeat of Anaheim.  Anaheim stepped up to the plate late in the third […]

Anaheim Smashes Records in 9-1 Rout of Vancouver

You almost had to feel sorry for the Vancouver Canucks in their 9-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night at the Honda Center.  Almost. The Canucks are not injury plagued.  They sit fourth in the Pacific Division.  They have the NHL best penalty kill.  Whoops.  They DID have the best penalty kill until […]

Of Outdoor Rinks and Volleyball…

Ahhhh winter!  Polar vortexes.   Snow flurries during the Winter Classic on January 1.   Mittens.  Gloves.   Frostbite on your fingers and toes.    Hockey weather….. And then there is winter in Southern California.  For the past several days the Santa Ana winds have been blowing and drying everything to a crisp.  The high yesterday was 87 degrees.  […]

Detroit is No Foe for Hot Ducks

The Ducks have been a scoring machine of late, scoring four or more goals in six games straight.  "When the guys score four, five goals every night, it's not too tough to win as a goalie," said Jonas Hiller after Saturday's game.  On Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings, things got a bit tougher, but […]

Ducks Sweep Series with Coyotes

And the Ducks keep rolling along, making it look easy when it really isn't.  A 5-3 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night gave the Ducks the season series sweep against Phoenix as well as their 16th victory in 17 games.   They are only the seventh team in NHL history to do that.  "It can’t […]

Ducks Prey on Nashville 4-3

It must feel a little like the movie "Groundhog Day" for coach Bruce Boudreau.  Every game the Ducks come out slow, fall behind on the scoreboard, then pull it together for the win. All that tension can't be good for your heart, even if you have confidence that your team can pull things off.  Maybe […]