Rangers Take Ducks 2-1 in Shootout

The Ducks had already met up with the New York Rangers when they began the season in Europe.  Anaheim earned a 2-1 shootout victory in Stockholm, Sweden, which was the start of a four game winning streak.  Meeting up with the Rangers in New York was deja vu for the Ducks, right down to the […]

Capitals Capitalize on Ducks in OT

Things started off well for the Ducks, but boy did they take a wrong turn by the end of the game!  Instead of two points and a win on the road, the Ducks had to settle for one point in the 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.  Rather than their usual sluggish behavior on […]

Jacques Back Down; Bonino Up

J.F. Jacques has finally served all five games of his suspension that was handed down in the pre-season.  Of course most of the time was spent in airports between Syracuse and whereever the Ducks were playing on the road.  Having completed the required games, Jacques was then sent on yet another airplane back to Syracuse.   […]

Blue Jackets Best Beastly Anaheim Team, 3-1

Tomorrow is Halloween, but the Ducks got an early trick from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who handed Anaheim their second loss in a row on the road.  The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, got a real treat in what was their second win of the season, a 3-1 victory.  You just knew that a […]

Nashville Preys on Ducks

It was supposed to be a chance for redemption.  Instead, a rematch of the first round playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators ended up the same way it did last spring.  The Predators came out on top. Right from the first puck drop, the Predators came at the Ducks with a […]

Ducks Squeak Out 3-2 Win Over Wild

While you need depth to make it through a long season, you also need your top guys to perform like your top guys.  The Ducks got their money’s worth from their top forwards in a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.  The win, which gave the Ducks three out of four points on […]

Jacques Life of Ups and Downs

He’s up.  He’s down.  He’s up again.  No, wait, he’s down.  Such is the life of J. F. Jacques these days.  After being handed a five game suspension in the pre-season, the Ducks handed Jacques his first plane ticket to Syracuse, where he has spent the past month.  However, the Ducks are now playing yo-yo […]

Chicago Takes Extra Point in 3-2 Shootout Win over Ducks

Two bad losses and the Ducks needed a road trip to turn things around.  OK, the ship is still not straight, but it is veering closer to the right direction after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Gaining a point in the loss was certainly a vast improvement over zero points and pulling […]

Maroon Recalled Again; Smith-Pelly To Stay or Go?

The last time Patrick Maroon was recalled to Anaheim, he did not see any playing time.  This time, he is likely to be on the ice and in the line up while the Ducks are on a seven game road trip.  Maroon joined the Ducks in Chicago and practiced with the team on Monday.  Will […]

Coyotes Have Ducks Howling in 5-4 Loss

Anaheim was looking to redeem themselves for a pretty pathetic effort on Friday night against the Stars.  An opportunity against the Phoenix Coyotes seemed just what the doctor ordered.  Right?  Wrong.  The team swallowing the bitter pills was Anaheim in a 5-4 defeat giving them two losses in a row. The Ducks were not horrible.  […]

Anaheim Turns Over Victory to Dallas

It might have been the last remnants of my jet lag, but the game between the Ducks and Stars was so uninspiring, I nearly fell asleep during the third period.   I would not have missed much.  The whole game was a snoozefest from start to finish.  Unless you are a Dallas fan.  In that case, […]

It’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night!

October is Hockey Fights Cancer Month in the NHL.   Every team around the league has taken one game during the month to focus on fighting cancer.  The Ducks will have their night on Friday evening against the Dallas Stars.  The Ducks have partnered with the Orange County/Inland Empire chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society […]

Maroon, Guenin Reassigned; Palmieri Shines in Syracuse

Even though Patrick Maroon was called up to Anaheim after Jason Blake had his forearm lacerated, he did not stay long.  Or even play a game. Maroon was reassigned back to the Syracuse Crunch after the Ducks seemed apparently satisfied with Matt Beleskey’s recovery from shoulder surgery.  Beleskey has been inserted into the line up […]

Anaheim Keeps Rolling in 3-2 Victory Over San Jose

The Sharks wanted revenge for the 1-0 shutout suffered in Anaheim on Friday night, but the Ducks would not indulge them.   Playing in their third game in four nights, Anaheim continued to stick to their game plan and held on for a 3-2 victory over division rival San Jose.  The win was their fourth in […]

Perry Night Perfect in 4-2 Victory

It might have been Corey Perry night at the Honda Center, but Bobby Ryan ended up with the number one star of the game.  I don’t think Perry minded. Perry was honored before the game for winning the Hart Memorial Trophy for league MVP as well as the Rocket Richard Trophy.  Fans got posters and […]