Ducks Keep Rolling in 4-2 Win Over Coyotes

The Ducks were playing the second of back to back games in Phoenix, where they had a perfect home record.  Despite being the rested team, the Ducks took full advantage of their opportunities and downed the Coyotes 4-2.  So much for that perfect home record. Jonas Hiller, getting his second start in a row, was […]

Goaltending Duel Ends in Ducks Favor Against Tampa Bay

After the 5-1 drubbing that the Ducks suffered at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning last week, the Ducks had their sights on evening the score in the Friday night rematch. The flu was gone and Tampa Bay wished that Ryan Getzlaf was still missing, too.  Getzlaf, who missed the first tilt in Florida […]

Anaheim Loses at Home to Devils

This is one the Ducks should have had.   The 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils just doesn't feel good. "It's not losing games that bugs you so much," said Ryan Getzlaf.  "It's the way you lose them.  We played a pretty solid game, but we've got to be able to be a great […]

Penguins Pounce on Ducks 3-1

It's been a long season for the Ducks.  They have played twice as many games away (15) as they have at home (8).   They have also played more games than any other team in the NHL.  It was bound to catch up with them sooner or later.  Despite that, the Ducks are still tied at […]

Holland and Staubitz Traded to Toronto

Unable to crack the Anaheim line-up, the Ducks traded center Peter Holland to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Ducks also sent right wing Brad Staubitz, who played in Norfolk all season. In exchange, the Ducks received defenseman Jesse Blacker and the third-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  The third-round pick becomes […]

Carolina Shoots Out Ducks 3-2

With a 3-2 shootout loss to Carolina on Friday night, the Ducks have three losses in a row on the road, but at least are making some progress. They are still suffering the flu bug, with the latest victim, Mathieu Perreault, stepping out of the line up.  But they earned a point and played well, […]

Lightning Strike Ducks 5-1

The best of the West went up against the best of the East and it wasn't even close.  The Tampa Bay Lightning showed why they are tops in their conference, even without Steven Stamkos, in a 5-1 defeat of the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks, who were playing their second of four road games, have been […]

Panthers Pounce on Hapless Ducks

And so the winning streak ends for the Anaheim Ducks.   The 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday was hopefully a wake up call for a team that fell asleep at the wheel and veered off course, but not before the Panthers pounced. Florida, a team dwelling at the bottom of the NHL standings, […]

Vancouver is Latest Ducks Victim

The Ducks have been playing at a fast and furious clip to start the season, with no sign of letting up.   They continue to rack up wins and points and remain at the top of the NHL with a 15-3-1 record. Their most recent win was a 3-1 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks, who are […]

Getzlaf Gets Tricky in 6-2 Victory over Buffalo

You almost have to feel sorry for the bottom dwelling Buffalo Sabres.  Their record at 3-15-1 is almost the polar opposite of the Ducks at 14-3-1.   When the two teams met for the second time in a week on Friday night, those differences were crystal clear in the 6-2 drubbing by Anaheim. Goaltender Ryan […]

Lindholm Stellar in Ducks Victory

No power play? Poor penalty killing?  No goals from defensemen?  No matter when you are still the number one team in the NHL with a 13-3-1 record. The Anaheim Ducks resolved a couple of those nagging issues  in their latest victory, a 5-2 defeat of the formidable Phoenix Coyotes, who came in with a five […]

Ducks Finish Road Trip With Defeat of Rangers

It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win.  In this case, the 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to finish off an eight game road trip also came with the honor of bumping to the top of the NHL standings.  At least for 24 hours.  Frederik Andersen got the nod in net for […]

Ducks Slice Sabres 6-3

It's been a long road trip, and it is starting to show on the Ducks.  Nonetheless, once they shook off their travel malaise (visiting their seventh city in 14 days will do that to you), they were able to handily defeat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3.  The Sabres are the worst team in the NHL (2-13-1) […]

Boston Beats Anaheim in Shootout

My apologies for the lack of a Boston/Anaheim recap.  My aunt Dorothy turned 90.  Sometimes family trumps even hockey.  Ducks lost in a shootout, 3-2.  Devante Smith-Pelly got his first of the year and Mathieu Perreault gave the Ducks a lead, but a late goal from Zdeno Chara tied things up and sent it to […]

Ducks Come Back in 3-2 Win Over Philadelphia

It didn't start off pretty, but in the end, the Ducks were able to squeeze out another victory, this one a 3-2 defeat of the Philadelphia Flyers. The first period was sluggish and the Flyers happily capitalized on that with goals from Matt Read and Vincent Lecavalier.    Lecavalier, coming off a hat trick in his […]