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Senators' Hammond earns 1st NHL shutout in win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Hammond's road to the NHL was longer than for most goalies. Now that he has arrived, he is determined to stay for a while. Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. He gave the credit to his teammates, who blocked 16 shots. "I...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau on loss to Sens: 'We better get our heads out of our butts'

  Just two days removed from a win over one of the Eastern Conference's best, the Anaheim Ducks fell to one of the conference's worst. After a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their own barn Wednesday night, the question begs to be asked: How can the Ducks look so dominant one day and so flat the next? With so much late-game magic, they've been nearly unbeatable against the West...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Newest Duck Jiri Sekac adjusting to SoCal life as he waits for paperwork to be official

The Anaheim Ducks' new winger Jiri Sekac has made it to Anaheim and was on the ice with the team during Wednesday's morning skate. However, it's unknown at this point whether or not he will be on the ice when the Ducks play Ottawa as he is still waiting for his immigration paperwork to go through. "He's automatically in unless we don't get it," coach Bruce Boudreau. "We'll bring...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Anaheim Ducks Rank Amongst the NHL’s Elite?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Ryan...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Beauchemin on shootout victory: 'We didn't quit. We kept going'

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has managed to steer the team back towards the win column during the two-game Western Canada swing, but coming home to the Honda Center Monday night, there was one more message he felt he needed to instill in order to see the wins go from two, to three, to four and more. Don't panic. The Ducks taste in music tends to veer more towards pop but maybe...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Perry, Silfverberg lift Ducks over Red Wings 4-3

Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout as the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Detroit Red Wings for a 4-3 win Monday night. The Ducks looked out of it before scoring three goals in a four-minute third-period flurry to take the lead - leaving a sizable contingent of Red Wings fans in shock after they turned the Honda Center into a de facto home game for most of the...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry, Silfverberg lift Ducks over Wins 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout as the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Detroit Red Wings for a 4-3 win Monday night. The Ducks looked out of it before scoring three goals in a four-minute third-period flurry to take the lead - leaving a sizable contingent of Red Wings fans in shock after they turned the Honda Center into a de facto home...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings surrender two-goal lead in third period, fall in SO at Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout as the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Detroit Red Wings for a 4-3 win Monday night. The Ducks looked out of it before scoring three goals in a four-minute third-period flurry to take the lead -- leaving a sizable contingent of Red Wings fans in shock after they turned the Honda Center into a de facto...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bryzgalov's future uncertain, Ducks turn to veteran LaBarbera as third goalie

As expected, Ducks' backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has cleared waivers and a decision on his future will come is likely to come on Tuesday. The Ducks have decided to move forward throughout the rest of the season with Frederik Andersen as the No. 1 goalie and John Gibson as the backup. With Andersen still nursing a neck injury, Jason LaBarbera was called up from the AHL and flown...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Should Getzlaf and Perry stay separated?

There are a few things in the world that no one would ever dare to separate, and the Anaheim Ducks stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are part of that group. After the team suddenly started struggling after their big win against the Nashville Predators, head coach Bruce Boudreau and everyone else knew that a […] The post Anaheim Ducks: Should Getzlaf and Perry stay separated? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duck Reportedly Waive Veteran Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov

View image | gettyimages.com After Frederick Andersen suffered an injury, many thought it was time for veteran back-up Ilya Bryzgalov to step up and earn some of the 2.88 million dollar contract he signed with the team.  Bryzgalov looked awful in his starts and was quickly passed on the depth chart by a younger option in John Gibson, who has struggled less harshly than his...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Anaheim Ducks place goalie Bryzgalov on waivers

A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press that the Anaheim Ducks have placed goalie Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers. The person spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the decision. Bryzgalov hasn't played since allowing three goals on eight shots in a 6-2 loss at Florida on Feb. 10. The 34-year-old went 1-4-1 in eight appearances...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

One-year extension well-earned for Ducks’ Tim Jackman

It’s getting to that time of season where the trade rumor mill starts going haywire. For Anaheim Ducks right winger Tim Jackman, there won’t be any fears of relocation for at least another season. On Thursday, the Ducks announced that Jackman was signed to a one-year contract extension. Given his performance in Anaheim in 2014-15, […] The post One-year extension well-earned...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks G John Gibson Makes Save With Head As Helmet Is Falling Off

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson probably had some choice words for his defenseman Ben Lovejoy after this play. Lovejoy nearly got Gibson killed as he knocked off Gibson’s helmet as the puck came towards his head. Fortunately for Gibson, the puck hit his helmet, narrowly missing his face. [R/hockey] The post Ducks G John Gibson Makes Save With Head As Helmet Is Falling Off appeared...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibson replaces the injured Andersen

To fans everywhere, just hearing that Anaheim Ducks starting goaltender Frederik Andersen was out with an injury was enough to kick the panic-mode into full gear. There’s no need for anyone to completely lose hope and get ready for some golf during the offseason just because of a goalie injury (the Ducks are safe in […] The post John Gibson replaces the injured Andersen appeared...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibson makes save as mask falls off (GIF)

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson made a clutch save as his mask was falling off during the first period of Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay.Gibson actually had his mask accidentally knocked off by teammate Ben Lovejoy as a shot was coming at him, and the puck hit him in the mask as it was coming off. That's scary when you realize that had Gibson's mask fallen off a split...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Francois Beauchemin's Player Profile

Francois Beauchemin #23: Position: Defense Birthdate: June 4, 1980 Birthplace: Sorel, QC, Canada Shoots: Left Total NHL regular season games played: 648 Total NHL playoff games played: 81       Having been drafted in 1998, Francois Beauchemin is a veteran player not only to the NHL itself, but also to the Anaheim Ducks. He started his career with the Ducks partway through the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin mocks Ryan Getzlaf’s hair

Ryan Getzlaf recently accused Alex Ovechkin of diving in a game between the Ducks and Capitals. Getzlaf said that Ovechkin’s dives were embarrassing and that they have no room in the NHL. How did Ovechkin respond to Getzlaf’s criticisms? By mocking Getzlaf’s hair, of course. Ovechkin re: Getzlaf calling him a diver… "Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: Maybe Ryan Getzlaf is jealous of my hair

Alex Ovechkin went there. The Washington Capitals superstar fired back at Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf on Tuesday, and he hit him where it really hurts — his hair. His sick burn comes two days after Getzlaf accused Ovechkin of diving “all over the (expletive) ice” following the Caps’ 5-3 win over the Ducks. “Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf calls out Alex Ovechkin for diving

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t sound like a big fan of Alexander Ovechkin. The Anaheim Ducks forward was seething mad Sunday night after Anaheim dropped a 5-3 decision to Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. The root of Getzlaf’s anger centered around what he perceived to be embellishment from the Caps star. Ovechkin scored two goals and added a pair of assists, but all Getzlaf could...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Cogliano's Player Profile

Andrew Cogliano #7: Position: Center Birthdate: June 14, 1987 Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada Shoots: Left Total NHL regular season games played: 595 Total NHL playoff games played: 20       Andrew Cogliano is currently playing in his fourth season with the Anaheim Ducks after being acquired from the Oilers in 2011. This season, he has skated on the ice in 55 games and has recorded...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo responds to giving up embarrassing goal

Roberto Luongo is having a bounce-back season with the Florida Panthers, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be the victim of some bad luck. The veteran goaltender gave up one of the most embarrassing goals you’ll ever see Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. With the Panthers leading 5-1, Ducks forward Tim Jackman decided to just dump the puck into the Florida zone from the...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quality of Puck Possession: Anaheim Ducks

There has long been the argument of “so you had the puck, but did you do anything with it?” against using shot attempts (otherwise known as Corsi) as a proxy for puck possession. The question of shot attempt quality has largely been vacant from shot attempts analysis. However thanks to the efforts of A.C. Thomas and Sam Ventura of WAR On Ice we now have a new statistic to bring...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks to retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8

Not many NHL players have a career as decorated as Teemu Selanne‘s. The 44 year-old Finn ice hockey star from Helsinki, Finland will have his No. 8 retired this Sunday (Jan. 11 2015) when the Anaheim Ducks play the Winnipeg Jets. It was with the Jets that Selanne, nicknamed “The Finnish Flash,”  started his career. He was originally selected by the Jets 10th overall in the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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