Perry & Ducks on Pacific Title — No Thanks

With just eight games remaining the regular season the Anaheim Ducks are tied for first in the Pacific Division with the San Jose Sharks. Significant, yes, but there is a resounding message coming from players and coaches alike — being in first place or even winning the Pacific Division means nothing to the Ducks. They’re focused on getting their game sharp and peaking just in...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Cogliano’s gift of a goal leads Ducks to 3-1 win over Jets

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano scored late in the second period, Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Friday night. Corey Perry and Jakob Silvferberg also scored for Anaheim, which is now tied with San Jose for the lead in the Pacific Division with eight games remaining for both teams. The Sharks lost 6-1 to Dallas, giving the...
3 days ago

Ducks drub Oilers 4-3, ending goalie Talbot’s night early

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves, and Josh Manson and Patrick Eaves also scored as Anaheim passed Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division with nine games remaining for both teams. Cam Talbot...
5 days ago

Miller: Ducks' Brandon Montour first rate at his second-best sport?

ANAHEIM >> Seven weeks ago, he wasn't even in the picture. But Tuesday, Brandon Montour was in the photo, the team photo, standing right there with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the rest as the Ducks formally captured their 2016-17 squad. The rookie defenseman didn't make his NHL debut until late December and didn't stick with the Ducks until early February.
Via LA Daily News
5 days ago

Ducks close in on Sharks in division race with 2-1 victory

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Patrick Eaves and Jakob Silfverberg scored goals and the Anaheim Ducks kept pressure on San Jose in the Pacific Division race with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night. The Ducks bounced back from a shootout loss the previous night at home against Buffalo to win the final regular-season matchup between the California rivals and move within four...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Getzlaf, Rakell each sink one in 2-1 win over Blues

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks are finding their best form with the playoffs looming, and captain Ryan Getzlaf exemplifies the steady improvement on display. Getzlaf had a short-handed goal and an assist that set up Rickard Rakell's 30th of the season as the Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his fourth straight...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakell, Getzlaf keep rolling as Ducks drop Blues, 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rickard Rakell scored his 30th of the season, Ryan Getzlaf added a short-handed goal and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his fourth straight win as Anaheim passed Calgary for second place in the Pacific Division. The Flames' 10-game winning streak ended with a 5-2 loss to Boston. Ivan...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild GM apologizes to team scouts after trading away top picks

Throughout the year, NHL team scouts exhaust many hours in cold rinks around the world breaking down the play of draft-eligible players with one common goal: Finding the next star for their respective teams. Sometimes, all of that effort gets expunged when a general manager deals high assets for an immediate return.Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher recently gave up three high draft...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Manson runs over James van Riemsdyk with a huge hit

Too often big hits around the NHL fall into a controversial category where the magnitude of the hit is diminished due to a debate over the legality of the play. Sometimes – not often enough – a hit comes around where even fans of the opposing team have to applaud.Josh Manson of the Anaheim Ducks delivered one of the biggest, cleanest hits you’ll see in the modern NHL during...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Officials Association vetoes Vermette’s suspension reduction

Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced.Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff earlier this month.The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league.Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the 10-game ban. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ducks prospect Max Jones ejected for cross-check to Jonah Gadjovich’s face

Anaheim Ducks prospect Max Jones lost his temper in a recent OHL game between the London Knights and the Owen Sound Attack and it resulted in a brutal attack on Jonah Gadjovich. Jones wasn’t too pleased that Gadjovich was still fighting for the puck in his team’s crease and it led to a slash to the back of the legs and a cross-check to the face. That’s just ugly.Jones should...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette slashes ref, given abuse of official penalty and ejected

What was Antoine Vermette thinking?The Arizona Coyotes forward slashed an official during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. What provoked him? It appeared Vermette didn’t like the way the official dropped the puck, so he gave him a whack with his stick – a big no, no. For those thinking, “he didn’t hit him that hard,” that won’t fly. The NHL has a zero...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly a serious candidate for Falcons OC job

Chip Kelly is apparently a serious candidate for the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator position, which will be vacated when Kyle Shanahan takes the 49ers job after the Super Bowl.Kelly was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers following a 2-14 season. He did not get involved in any talks for college coaching positions and instead said he was willing to become an offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

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