Canucks Hand Ducks Another Loss

Another day, another Ducks loss.  You get your hopes up that after one good win that the team can maybe pull it together for two in a row.  Then your hopes get dashed on the rocks and you go back to your reality of expecting losses.  Being a Ducks fan is not an easy thing […]

Ducks Get Elusive Road Win in 3-2 Victory over Sharks

A victory for the Ducks?  On the road?  Against the San Jose Sharks? Thank you Santa! It had been two long months without a road win (the last being October 27 against the Minnesota Wild).  But a 3-2 victory ended that long nightmare.  It also was win #10 on the season, finally, which leaves Columbus […]

Kings Take Ducks in Shootout

Forgive me if some of these game recaps sound like they have been copied and pasted, but it would be much nicer if the Ducks could provide some new material.  Instead, they continue to provide more of the same.  A 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday was frustrating in that the Ducks managed […]

Winnipeg Welcomes Selanne and Defeats Ducks

Opening the season in his native Helsinki, Finland, was probably a nice inducement for Teemu Selanne to play one more year.  Going back to Winnipeg, where he started his NHL career in 1992, was additional icing on the cake.  The date was hyped ever since the 2011-2012 schedule came out and Selanne’s return did not […]

Blackhawks Blast Ducks 4-1

At this point in the season, it is not a good sign when your team still has fewer than 10 wins.  It means you are going to be in the running in June for a great draft pick position.   With a 4-1 loss to Chicago added to the growing list, the Ducks still can’t reach […]

Ducks “Finnish” Phoenix 4-1

In a poor season, you have to celebrate the little things that go right.  For the Ducks, a solid 60 minute effort that produced a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes is something worth celebrating. The Ducks seemed to have a little extra jump in their step.  Perhaps getting Lubomir Visnovsky back from a broken […]

Ducks Acquire Pelley & Fraser

Just because there are no Ducks games until Wednesday does not mean that Anaheim is spending time sleeping.  In a move that should come as no surprise, the Ducks traded away defenseman Kurtis Foster and minor league goaltender Timo Pielmeier to the New Jersey Devils.   Foster had spent a good chunk of time as a […]

Nashville Tootoo Much for Anaheim

Jordin Tootoo returned to the Nashville Predators line up after serving a two game suspension for running Buffalo Sabres goaltender, Ryan Miller.  The Ducks wished he’d had at least one more game.  Tootoo, who had a goal and an assist, got the eventual game winner in a 3-2 loss for Anaheim.  The goal came at […]

Blues Defeat Ducks 4-2

The Ducks were back on the road after a win against the Kings on Tuesday.  Although they kept some of the positive momentum going, they were unable to get a second win in a row against the St. Louis Blues.  St. Louis grabbed the lead and refused to give it back in their 4-2 victory. […]

Ducks Defeat Kings 3-2

It took a couple games, but the Ducks finally gave their new coach a win.  That it came in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings made it feel even sweeter. Instead of self imploding when things went wrong, the Ducks played a solid game and were rewarded for their hard work.  Hopefully, their […]

Ducks Make Moves

The biggest move of late has been getting a new coach, but Anaheim is still making little moves as well. On Monday, Ben Maxwell was put on waivers to be sent down to Syracuse of the AHL.  Maxwell never made it there.  Winnipeg reclaimed Maxwell and that is that.  After the Jets had tried to […]

Minnesota Adds to Ducks Woes

Question – how many minutes are in a hockey game in regulation? Answer – 60, but you would not know it judging by how the Ducks play. Seems like such a simple concept – play a full 60 minutes of hockey.  How hard can that be?  Exceptionally difficult for the Ducks, who checked out for […]

Philadelphia Finishes New-Coached Ducks 4-3 in OT

A new coach in Bruce Boudreau and a new perspective on the game gave the Ducks an initial boost in their game against the Flyers on Friday evening.  It was not enough to overcome old habits and brain freezes that led to a 4-3 defeat in overtime. Having been unencumbered with a dump and chase […]

Boudreau Brings Breath of Fresh Air to Ducks

After the initial shock of coach Randy Carlyle’s firing has worn off, now comes the reality of what is up next for the Anaheim Ducks.  Bruce Boudreau wasted no time in getting to know his new team and conducted his first practice at Anaheim Ice.  What a breath of fresh air! Perhaps the best description […]

Carlyle Out; Boudreau In

File this under things I did not expect to see.  Coach Randy Carlyle is coach no longer of the Anaheim Ducks.  After earning an extension and continued praise from General Manager Bob Murray, who insisted players would go before Carlyle, the unimaginable finally happened. After a 4-1 victory over Montreal, only their second victory in […]