Ducks Finally Win Shootout and Continue Dominance of Chicago

Apparently three times the charm for Anaheim in the shootout.  After two failed attempts at earning the extra point, the Ducks made sure to get it right against Chicago on their third straight attempt. The 3-2 victory against the Blackhawks continued the Ducks dominance against Chicago, having won the previous five match ups.   For whatever […]

Kings Best Ducks 3-2 in Shootout

Familiarity breeds contempt and for the Ducks and Kings, there is plenty of contempt. In the first meeting of the season on Tuesday night, the two teams showed why they are both at the top of the Pacific Division and the NHL to a standing room only Honda Center.  The game took not only overtime, […]

Sharks Shootout Ducks 4-3

San Jose and Anaheim, the two top teams in the Pacific Division, battled it out on Saturday and in the end, San Jose came out on top in shootout.   Barely. Both teams were playing the second of back to back games, but they had plenty of energy for each other. Corey Perry put the Ducks […]

Ducks Continue To Stymie Calgary 5-2

You have to feel sorry for the Calgary Flames.  If nothing else, as a Ducks fan, you certainly have to empathize with them.  The Flames have come into the Honda Center 18 times now and 18 times the Ducks have won.  This goes back to January 19, 2004.  A decade of suffering in a building […]

Stars 1-2-3 Punch Knocks Out Ducks

Ouch.  The 6-3 rout of the Ducks by the Dallas Stars hurt.   It was the three goals in three shots in less than a minute in the third period that did Anaheim in.  For the first two periods of play, things looked good.  Emerson Etem scored at 6:06 of the first period to give the […]

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 […]

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