Found April 04, 2014 on On the Duck Pond:
It never gets old defeating the Kings.  As a Ducks fan, any victory over Los Angeles is a sweet one.  In their building?  Even better!  Despite playing in the second of back-to-back games, Anaheim looked like the better rested team in a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Staples Center. Frederik Andersen got the start in net, as Jonas Hiller played the night before in Colorado.  Andersen had 37 saves and earned the win that keeps the Ducks on top of the Pacific Division, just two points over San Jose. "It was a good hockey game," said Ryan Getzlaf. "It was back and forth, and a little chippy here and there. Those are the games we need to get used to during the stretch." The scoring for the Ducks did not come from the usual suspects.  Tim Jackman got his fourth of the year at 13:01 of the first period.    Patrick Maroon got the game winning goal at 12:12, just :51 seconds after Tyler Toffoli's power play goal had tied up the game for the Kings. "...

Ducks can't overcome early deficit in loss to Preds

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To put it simply, it was an ugly, brutal loss. The No. 1 goaltender gave up four goals in less than two periods and was forced to come back out on the ice in the third. The defensive zone was an absolute mess and two goals that would have tied the game were waved off. It was a bad night all around for the Ducks in a 5-2 loss to the Predators, Friday night at the...

Ducks' Cam Fowler starts to skate-could return next week

The Anaheim Ducks announced that Cam Fowler is on good pace of his recovery after suffering a sprained MCL (knee injury).Fowler sprained his MCL in mid-march. He was expected to miss 3-5 weeks to recover from the injury. Earlier this week it was announced that he took the ice again and started skating laps. Of course it is not the intensity he is used too but it is a start for his...

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. The...

Ducks Sign Irvine's Nicolas Kerdiles to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

The Ducks have signed left wing, and Irvine native, Nicolas Kerdiles to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kerdiles, 20 (1/11/94), ranked fifth in the nation in points-per-game (1.36) and tied for 11th in assists-per-game (0.82) this season. Kerdiles collected 15-23=38 points with 33 penalty minutes (PIM) in 28 games...

Recap of the week that was in Anaheim

It has been over a week since I have written anything for a number of reasons, not the least of which included an earthquake that probably led to the power surge that killed our modem.    Four days of internetless life later and a new modem finally arrived and was installed.  That, coupled with a change of servers for Bloguin (and the usually hiccups associated with that), meant...

Sutter close to overseeing fourth Jennings Trophy with third team

With the 2013-14 campaign almost over, the Los Angeles Kings have an edge in the race for the Jennings Trophy. The award goes to the goalie(s) that play in at least 25 games with the team that allows the least goals in the regular season. Los Angeles is a bit of a unique case in that regard because Jonathan Quick would be the sole recipient despite the fact that he’s only appeared...

Predators down Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist, Colin Wilson also scored twice and the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Friday night. Patric Hornqvist also scored and had two assists and Matt Cullen added two assists as Nashville snapped a six-game losing streak to the Ducks and preserved its playoff chances with five games to play. Hornqvist has 13 points...

LA Kings Week In Review

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Two third period goals snapped the Kings six game winning streak as they lost 3-2 at home to Minnesota Monday. Alec Martinez one-timed a pass from Anze Kopitar past the Wild’s goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to put the Kings in front 6.30 into the contest. Tanner Pearson was called for Hooking at the start of the second frame and from the resulting power...

Video- Drew Doughty Injured But Will Travel With The Team

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, Drew Doughty, who did not return after issuing a hit on San Jose’s Tyler Kennedy in the first period of Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks, will travel with the team to Vancouver. Certainly this is not bad news, though the extent and nature of the injury – other than being described as “upper-body” by the team – is not known...

Sharks beat Kings in possible playoff preview

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night. Antti Niemi made 26 saves and the Sharks overcame a first-period deficit to move within a point of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. The Ducks...

Pittsburgh Hands Ducks Second SO Loss in a Row

Best of the West versus the best of the East.   Both the Ducks and Penguins showed why they are on the top of their conference and both are pretty evenly matched.  Even though the Ducks lost in the sixth round of the shootout (for the second game in a row),  it could have gone either way in the 3-2 defeat.   Both teams came out of the gate strong, despite Pittsburgh having...

The Royal Half: Pacific War Room

In an effort to keep Los Angeles Kings fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Pacific Division, we here at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room, a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams.

San Jose Sharks edge Los Angeles Kings in possible playoff matchup

Should the Sharks meet the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs, San Jose probably won't complain if Thursday night's game turns out to be a preview of what to expect. Not after a 2-1 victory over the Kings in a tightly played, hard-hitting contest that closely resembled the physical brand of hockey the two teams have been playing against each other for the...

Kings team up with NKLA Pet Adoption Center

Anze Kopitar hangs out with some furry friends at NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

Ducks-Oilers Preview

The Anaheim Ducks are vying for the Pacific Division crown while the Edmonton Oilers are in the basement, but there is reason to believe Sunday night's matchup will be competitive.
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