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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Once his playing days expire, there's a good career ahead in public relations for Ryan Getzlaf.
The Anaheim Ducks center, stifled by a drop in production and on pace for a career-low mark in goals that would fall short of his 14 rookie season tallies in 2005-06, offered as rosy of an assessment as could be provided after his team's 4-2 setback against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night at Staples Center.
When asked if the team's lack of a margin for error over the last two months has begun to wear the team down, Getzlaf offered some prime spin.
"No, we're excited," Getzlaf answered, though the atmosphere in the locker room shortly after the narrow defeat clearly offered a different picture.
"We're excited to play every night and excited to get back in this thing, and working hard to get there. We lost the special teams battle tonight, and that was the difference in the hockey game."
As he spoke, roughly 15 stone-fac...
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Prior to the Anaheim Ducks' 2-0 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday, coach Bruce Boudreau spoke of the importance of reaching a tangible mark when fighting an uphill battle to make the playoffs.
"I think anytime you can see progress by jumping a team, getting closer, then it makes you hungrier for the next game," Boudreau said.
It was certainly true following Anaheim'...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Friday night, extending the Ducks' home winning streak against the Flames to 15 games.
The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenseman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe...
What seemed like a happy marriage between two parties that sought each other out appears to be headed for a divorce just two years into the relationship.
The Ducks will have to find another home for its American Hockey League affiliate as the Syracuse Crunch declined to pick up next year's option to continue what has been a rocky partnership.
According to a report in the Syracuse...
Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Friday night, extending the Ducks' home winning streak against the Flames to 15 games.
The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenseman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe with his stick came...
By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
In the past week the Anaheim Ducks playoff chances have gone from promising to nearly extinct, thanks to a 2-3-0 record that has the team on the verge of throwing in the playoff towel.
After falling 20 points out of eighth place in the West during an awful start, Anaheim (28-28-10) had been the NHL’s best team since Jan. 1, going 17-4-4 for...
LA KINGS 29-23-1270 pts, 9th in Western ConferencevsANAHEIM DUCKS28-27-1066 pts, 12th in Western Conference
Kings Lead Season Series 3-1
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Losing two in a row in regulation, the Ducks had to win against Calgary. Win in regulation? Even more important. Anaheim knew they needed both points and could not afford to give up a point to the Flames, who they are chasing in the standings. They accomplished their goal, but it was close.Calgary, who had played the night before in Phoenix, recalled Leland Irving from...
With their playoff hopes fading fast, a game against the Edmonton Oilers might be just what the Anaheim Ducks need.
The Ducks try to continue their dominance over the lowly Oilers when they meet Monday night at Honda Center.
Anaheim (28-28-10) has dropped three of four and is seven points out of playoff position with 16 games remaining. The Ducks squandered a chance to gain ground...