Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second period as top-seeded Anaheim bounced back quite nicely from a triple-overtime loss at home in Game 2. Patrick Maroon...
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Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Despres, from left, Patrick Maroon, Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin celebrate their 4-2 win during the third period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
The Anaheim Ducks took a commanding 3-1 lead over the...
March 2015. The final full month of the regular season that signifies the push to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It also includes the infamous NHL Trade Deadline. Teams can make a strong push to solidifying their chances of a deep playoff run or sell players to rebuild for the future. When it comes to the Western Conference, no team made as big of a statement as the Anaheim Ducks.
Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Simon Despres excelled in Game 3 for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins as they prevailed over the Providence Bruins in the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday night, thanks in part to a brilliant comeback and a double overtime goal from Despres.
Depres was drafted 30th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins...
The Pittsburgh Penguins can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. I guess we all we were all kidding ourselves if we thought that the Pens' players that were representing their countries in Sochi, for the Olympics, were all going to make it through without an injury. Defenceman Paul Martin injured his wrist and will now be out 4-6 weeks. That, along with the fact that...
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Post Olympic depression/celebration.
Does Dan Bylsma deserve blame for Team USA’s shortcomings?
Could Simon Despres now be out of play at the trade deadline with injuries to Paul Martin and Kris Letang?
We’re hoping to make these discussions a weekly or bi-weekly feature. Your feedback is encouraged on these topics or what you would like as future topics!
His patience with the puck wasn’t enough to keep him in the NHL. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh): With a month and a half before the trade deadline, there is no player in the Penguins organization...
As the 2013-2014 NHL season winds closer and closer to the month-long Olympic break in February, the window for teams to acquire new talent via trades is shrinking.
A week after the Olympics end, the NHL has set their annual trade deadline day for March 5th, leaving teams with little time to try and ink any deals before they start their final run at the playoffs....
There’s no denying it. The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy a wealth of riches when it comes to defensemen. Thanks to the drafting and bold maneuvering of GM Ray Shero, the Pens possess no fewer than a dozen defensemen (counting prospect Scott Harrington) who could be skating a regular shift in the NHL. That’s enough to stock two teams.
Of all the d-men in the Penguins’ organization...
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Simon Despres defends the puck against the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Three top-six forwards.
Four top-six defenseman.
No, that’s not the list of Pittsburgh Penguins making a push to play in the Sochi Olympics. Rather, the number of regular starters whose services the Penguins gave been without for one reason or another the past few weeks.
James Neal is suspended. Evgeni...