Ducks Fluster Flyers 5-2

After a long stretch of games on the road, the Ducks are finally home.  They started off a six-game home stand with a decisive 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to end 2010 on a positive note.  Game 41, the halfway point of the season for the Ducks, and the having played more games than […]

Getzlaf on IR; Smith-Pelly Signed

The Ducks have placed their captain, Ryan Getzlaf on injured reserve.  Getzlaf was hit in the forehead with a a deflected puck on Tuesday night against Phoenix.  Shane Doan’s shot went off Cam Fowler’s stick and hit Getzlaf hard, leaving Getzlaf bleeding profusely on the ice.  Getzlaf got 10 stitches to close the gash. On […]

Ducks Down Phoenix 3-1

At the end of a seven game road trip, the Ducks needed a decent effort to take them back home again.   After two really poor games against both Buffalo and Los Angeles, the Ducks rebounded to get a 3-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. All of the Ducks players had individual meetings with coach Randy […]

Kings Clobber Ducks 4-1

Santa apparently left some residual coal in the Ducks stockings as Anaheim lost 4-1 to the Kings on the day after Christmas.   Ho ho ho, bah humbug!  With four days off after a 5-2 loss in Buffalo, the Ducks looked rusty instead of tired.  No practices were held during that time off, and it showed.  […]

Sabres Slice Through Anaheim, 5-2

All the Ducks want for Christmas is rest.  Anaheim has played more games than any other team in the NHL, as much as seven games more.  Having played five games in seven days on the road, fatigue seemed to finally catch up to the Ducks. “It was pretty simple,” said future Hall of Famer, Teemu […]

Ducks Shut Out Bruins, 3-0

Two games, two losses, and the Ducks were not happy with their play.  They quickly pulled it together in Boston and had a solid team effort for a 3-0 shut out of the Bruins.  For once, the rest of the country got to watch, as the game was broadcast on Versus, the one and only […]

Carolina Tricks Anaheim in 4-2 Win

Sometimes you win.  Sometimes you lose.  Sometimes you come up against an immovable force.  The Ducks came up against Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday evening.  Both Staal and goaltender Cam Ward were immovable and the Ducks lost 4-2 in their third game of a seven game road trip. Ryan Getzlaf put the […]

Islanders Catch Ducks Sleeping

Ho ho ho!  Merry Christmas early!  In the spirit of giving, the Ducks decided to not show up for 20 minutes in the game against the Islanders and gave them three goals in a 99 second time span.  That was enough for the Islanders, who defeated the Ducks 3-2.  It was just the sixth win […]

Getzlaf Lifts Ducks Over Capitals in OT

The Ducks got the privilege of starting off a seven game road trip against a cranky Washington Capitals team who are struggling of late.  The Capitals had lost six in a row prior to taking on Anaheim, including a 7-0 blowout at the hands of the New York Rangers on Sunday.   Anaheim was well aware […]

Ducks Top Line Packs 3-2-1 Punch Against Minnesota

Three games blowing two goal leads and three games in a shootout, but against the Minnesota Wild, the Ducks learned their lesson.  Instead of screwing up, the top line of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan led Anaheim to a 6-2 victory that did not let off the gas. Perry had his first career […]

Ducks Need Shootout to Defeat Calgary

Maybe the Ducks feel that the new CHOC plaza needs more trees.  Maybe they enjoy blowing two goal leads and living on the edge.   Maybe they are just slow learners.   Whatever the reason, the Ducks went to their third shootout in as many games.  In a scenario that is beginning to feel like […]

Voros on IR; Sexton Recalled

To say that Aaron Voros has had a little bad luck lately would be like saying teenage boys like to eat a little.  Gross misunderstatement. Voros was recently put on IR due to a horrendous case of the flu.  Players get the flu all the time and have “flu-like” symptoms.  They only miss a game […]

Canucks Conquer Ducks in Shootout

Two games in two days with two shootouts.   Unfortunately for the Ducks, there were not two wins as well.  While victorious over the Edmonton Oilers, the Vancouver Canucks prevailed in the second consecutive shootout, defeating the Ducks 5-4. Anaheim certainly had their chances in regulation, despite looking a bit haggard by the end of the […]

Ducks Win Shootout at Edmonton Corral

Ducks usually fly south for the winter, but in this case, the Anaheim Ducks flew north to Edmonton and had their scoring freeze finally thaw out.   Scoreless in their previous two efforts, the Ducks got a couple goals and found a way to get a shootout win over the Oilers, who had a four game […]

Coyotes Shut Out Ducks 3-0

The last time the Ducks and Coyotes got together, Anaheim ended Phoenix’s seven game winning streak by scoring six goals on Ilya Bryzgalov.  Eight days later for a rematch, and the Coyotes said “not this time!” Bryzgalov was perfect against the Ducks, stopping all 26 shots on goal.  Nothing was going to get past the […]