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On the Duck Pond:
So far it has been a bi-polar pre-season for the Ducks. Win one by a landslide. Lose one by a landslide. Win a close one.
The Ducks did bounce back nicely after being trolloped by the Kings on Tuesday. They were able to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1, in Denver.
It was Patrick Roy's debut as a coach for his former Avalanche team. Even though Paul Stastny scored late in the first, the Ducks were able to rally back with a goal from Devante Smith-Pelly and the game winner from Hampus Lindholm with about six minutes left in the game.
Goaltender John Gibson was a huge component of the Ducks win. While he let in three goals on eight shots against LA, he stopped all 18 shots in 30 minutes of play.
“Gibson was supposed to go in halfway through the game, and there was a whistle at 10:31,” said a pleased coach, Bruce Boudreau. “I was waiting until after the 10-minute mark to put him in there. But he was out the door, he was that anxious to get in the net. H...
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New Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was acquired along with forward Stefan Noesen, and a 1st round draft pick, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ducks forward Bobby Ryan on July 5th.
Silfverberg was a second round draft pick in 2009 of the Ottawa Senators. He played four seasons in the Swedish Hockey League as a member of the Brynäs IF before joining the Senators...
Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal at 14:04 of the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Devante Smith-Pelly added a power-play goal for Anaheim. The Ducks were 2 for 7 with the man advantage.
John Gibson stopped 18 shots after entering the game midway through the second period.
The Anaheim Ducks are going to be without the services of defenseman Luca Sbisa for at least a couple of weeks after tweaking his ankle against the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
The team is already dealing with a slowed veteran Francois Beauchemin as he works his way back from off season knee surgery and Sheldon Souray will out until at least early January as he recovers from...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the Colorado Avalanche.
By: Ken Will (@PensNation_Ken)
2013 Season: 16-25-7, 39 pts (5th Northwest Division, 15th Eastern Conference)
D Nate Guenin (ANA)
D Andre Benoit (OTT)
D Nick Holden (CBJ)
RW Guillaume Desbiens...
Ben Lovejoy 2:48 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
Lovejoy fired a shot between goalie Antti Niemi's legs as the Ducks earned their third preseason win.
Tomas Hertl gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead with 5:18 left in the first when he tapped a rebound past Viktor Fasth. The Ducks tied it early in the second when Emerson Etem...
Ouch. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get your butt kicked.
The Kings, who had a line up loaded with likely opening night roster players, easily defeated Anaheim in a 6-0 preseason loss. Yes. Preseason. But it still hurts losing like that to Los Angeles.
"They played fairly well, and we played fairly poor," was Dustin Penner's assessment...
I recently acquired a very scarce base parallel of Ryan Getzlaf from the recent 2012-2013 Panini Prime release. It ran me a paltry $6.75 delivered and is a most welcome addition to my Captain Getz Collection.Numbered 05/10, it's the Holo Silver Base Parallel and is one of the rarer non-hit cards in my PC of the Ducks' center and best player.
Curbishley who has been out of management since leaving West Ham in 2008 was in charge of the Addicks in two spells between 1984-87 and 1990-93.
And asked what the hardest sale of his managerial career had been at an event run by Budweiser he told players of non-league Dorking it was the transfer of midfielder Parker a firm favourite at The Valley in 2004.
Curnishley said: ‘Definitely...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Ben Lovejoy 2:48 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. Lovejoy fired a shot between goalie Antti Niemi's legs as the Ducks earned their third preseason win. Tomas Hertl gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead with 5:18 left in the first when he tapped a rebound past Viktor Fasth. The Ducks tied it early in...
Here are the Avalanche lineups for tonight's preseason opener against Anaheim at the Pepsi Center:
Gabriel Landeskog-Paul Stastny-Alex Tanguay
Jamie McGinn-Nathan MacKinnon-PA Parenteau
Cody McLeod-John Mitchell-J.T. Wyman
Troy Bourke-Colin Smith-Garrett Meurs
Chris Bigras-Erik Johnson
Jan Hejda-Stefan Elliott
Mason Geertsen-Nate Guenin
One night after making it look easy against the Phoenix Coyotes, The Anaheim Ducks laid an egg against their cross-county foes, the Los Angeles Kings.
First, it's preseason.
Second, it was an entirely different squad, only Sami Vatanen and Peter Holland played last night.
The Kings out hustled, outworked and simply pushed the Ducks around for 60 minutes last night...
What kind of effect will Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic have on the Avs this season? What's their biggest concern heading into October? Ryan Boulding of Mile High Sports previews the Avalanche for us...
Ryan O'Reilly will make his preseason debut Friday night and play left wing when the Avalanche meets the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center. O'Reilly will skate on a line with center Matt Duchene and right wing Steve Downie.
O'Reilly said he's "excited" about moving from center to left wing, a position he said he got to play for Team Canada in the...