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On the Duck Pond:
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomorrow is Halloween, but the Ducks got an early trick from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who handed Anaheim their second loss in a row on the road. The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, got a real treat in what was their second win of the season, a 3-1 victory. You just knew that a team that was 1-9-1 on the season was going to be trouble for Anaheim. After all, Anaheim once handed the Toronto Maple Leafs their first victory a month into their season. Why not be generous to the Blue Jackets as well, giving them victory #2 on their season? Ugh.At least the Ducks played better than they did the night before against Nashville. And they were not shut out. After that, there is not much to praise.The Ducks did not give up a goal within the first minute of the game. That was progress. They did give up a 5 on 3 power play at 1:36, however. Both Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne found themselves in the penalty box and the Blue Jackets took advantage. Rick Nash scored at 2:23 and the Du...
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The Anaheim Ducks recalled center Nick Bonino from Syracuse of the AHL on Monday.
The club also optioned left wing Jean-Francois Jacques down to Syracuse.
Bonino, who appeared in 35 games with the Ducks in recent campaigns, had 11 points in nine AHL games this season.
Jacques has bounced back and forth between Anaheim and the AHL the past few weeks.
The Ducks have struggled of...
Former Predators goaltender Dan Ellis will return to Bridgestone Arena Saturday night as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. (Sarah Fuqua)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender Dan Ellis is best known in Nashville for his three year stint as a Predator. In his three years, Ellis managed to lead the league in save percentage one time and managed to push an eventual Stanley Cup champion to the brink...
Columbus 3 - Anaheim 1
After a night without Mason and the 5-2 loss to Chicago the Blue Jackets bounced back. Like every season the Pacific coast gave us an early win. What was the key to this? Takeaways. Currently Columbus leads the league in takeaways, just like the win against Detroit this last game against the Ducks was made possible by way of intercepting and rushing with the...
There was a controversial play that occurred in tonight’s Predators victory over the Anaheim Ducks. With the Preds leading 1-0 at 12:41 of the first period, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin delivered a blind-side hit on Predators forward Mike Fisher, which sparked an ensuing scuffle. Fisher missed the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.On the play, Beauchemin was...
George Parros' mustache is one of the most iconic figures in the National Hockey League. (Sarah Fuqua)
There is a leader in the Anaheim Ducks locker room.
It is neither a player, nor is it a coach. No – this leader is on the face of enforcer George Parros.
The 6’5″ Parros, a graduate of Princeton University, has grown one of the most iconic mustaches in modern North American...
The big news of the day is the very real possibility of the axe falling on both GM Scott Howson and Head Coach Scott Arniel in favor of former NHL GM Craig Button and the only head coach who has ever had even an ounce of success in Columbus - Ken Hitchcock.
Before I address that situation I just finished watching the latest loss so let's first jump into that.
The Blue Jackets are slowly starting to realize they might win more games playing a combative, in-your-face style of hockey. Hopefully it's not too late. Rick Nash, rookie Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin each scored for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks, for only their second win.
Sometimes the NHL schedule does you a favor, like Saturday when the Hawks get an immediate chance to make amends for wasting our and their time the night before in Carolina. And they get to do it against the league's worst team at home.
You can't ask for a curveball that's hanging more than this.
Columbus has had a woeful start to the season. They're 1-8-1. They...
The Columbus Blue Jackets are still searching for a way to put teams away late, something the Anaheim Ducks never got a chance to do in their most recent outing.
Rick Nash, rookie Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin scored for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, only their second win of the season. James Wisniewski added two assists for the Blue Jackets. Steve Mason made 18 saves, including three key saves with the Ducks on the power play and pressing for the tying goal in the second period.
Rick Nash, rookie Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin each scored for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, only their second win of the season. James Wisniewski added two assists for the Blue Jackets. Steve Mason turned-aside 18 shots, including three key saves with the Ducks on the power play and pressing for the tying goal in the second period.
PHT: Columbus could oust coach Scott Arniel and GM Scott Howson, with Ken Hitchcock a possible replacement at coach.
Rick Nash, rookie Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin each scored for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, only their second win of the season.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks
RECORDS - CBJ: 1-9-1 (Home:1-4-1), ANA: 5-4-1 (Road: 2-2-1)
WHEN: Oct. 30, 2011 - 6:30 p.m. | WHERE: Na...
Playing without the suspended Daniel Carcillo, the Blackhawks closed the second period tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-2 on Saturday night at United Center.