Devils and Kings Set to Start Stanley Cup Finals

It’s been a long time since any hockey was played.  OK, not nearly as long as the summer drought, but when you are in the middle of playoff season, five days seems like an eternity.  The Los Angeles Kings finished off the Phoenix Coyotes more than a week ago.  The New Jersey Devils beat the […]

Kings Move to Stanley Cup Finals

The Western Conference has a new champion in the Los Angeles Kings.  The five game series between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Kings got nasty and heated at times.  You can be sure that next season the division rivalry will have an even bigger edge to it, with hostilities continuing between the two teams. For […]

Boudreau Extended; Fasth Signed

While the playoffs have been going on, the Ducks have doing a few things other than watching teams that are not themselves playing hockey.  The Ducks signed head coach Bruce Boudreau to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 NHL season. Boudreau was originally under contract with Anaheim through 2012-13. “Since joining the organization last […]

Koivu Re-Signs With Ducks

Since the Ducks ended their season in early April not much has been seen or heard from the team about activity (unless you count things going on at the World Tournament in Finland).  On Wednesday, the Ducks announced that they have re-signed Saku Koivu to a one year contract.  The contract pays him $3 million […]

Kings Sweep Blues Easily

If you had asked me if I thought it was possible for the Los Angeles Kings to pull off a sweep of the St. Louis Blues, I would have said absolutely not.  Possible, but virtually impossible.  Sweeps are not easy to come by.  Most teams at least put up somewhat of a fight and get […]

Round 2 Begins

The West was won long before the East was decided.  This is why Nashville (who had been sitting a week) and Phoenix were out of the gate first in round two.  Is it any surprise that the game went to overtime?  If you are playing against Phoenix, better get your cardio and endurance up because […]

West is Decided, East Still Working it Out

The Western Conference did not need much time to decide which four teams would be moving on to the second round.   Not one single match up ended in a sweep, but three of the four match ups only needed five games to decide who was moving on.    Only Phoenix and Chicago needed six games. The […]

Suspensions and Surprises in the First Round

It is only the first round of the playoffs.  Competition heats up as play goes on.  But considering the level of intensity that has already been achieved,  what on earth do the next rounds have in store? Chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan, has been busy in the first week of the playoffs.  He has handed out […]

That’s All Folks For the Ducks Season

The Ducks were cooked a long time ago, but finally their season is officially done.  Finishing their year with a Canadian road swing, the Ducks lost 5-4 in a shootout to Vancouver, followed by a 3-2 defeat of Edmonton.  They could not finish their season on a high note, though, with a win in Calgary. […]

Oilers Overcome Anaheim to Spoil Fan Appreciation Night in Anaheim

Fan Appreciation Night at the Honda Center and the final home game of the year in Anaheim.  Possibly the final home game of Teemu Selanne’s illustrious career.    Clearly the Edmonton Oilers did not get the memo and spoiled any chance of Anaheim finishing off the season at home on a high note by earning a […]

Coyotes Pummel Ducks 4-0

The Pacific Division is a strong one this season with four teams within two points of each other.  And then there are the Ducks.  Not even close as a result of a really bad first half of the season. The Ducks could have put a crimp in Phoenix’s season by defeating them, but instead, the […]

Ducks Continue Shark Domination

Some years you dominate a team.  Other years they dominate you.  This year, it was the Ducks turn to dominate the Sharks.  (Just don’t mention Nashville to Anaheim.) In the season series of six games between Anaheim and San Jose, the Ducks took five of them, losing only one to their Pacific Division rival.  If […]

Hiller Nominated for Masterton; Ellis Well

The Anaheim Ducks are not lacking in past winners of the Masterton Memorial Trophy.  Teemu Selanne, Jason Blake and Saku Koivu have all won the award in the past.  The award is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. There is one nominee per […]

Boston Beans Ducks 3-2

Bad calls happen all the time.  So do good calls, but it is the bad ones that people remember.  The Ducks were victims of a bad call on Sunday in a 3-2 loss against Boston, with a goal waived off due to alleged goaltender interference.  While there is still some complaining about the call going […]

Ducks Come Back to Defeat Blues 4-3

Given how the game started between the Ducks and Blues, you would never have guessed that Anaheim would be the team who came out on top.  Yet they got their act together and pulled off 4-3 defeat of St. Louis, the best team in the NHL.  How big a deal is that?  It was the […]