Found February 19, 2013 on
Stars of Big D:
San Jose Sharks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks (12-2-1, 25 pts)
2nd in Western Conference, 1st in Pacific Division
The Ducks have been the second hottest team in the league so far this season (behind Chicago). Anaheim won all four of their games played last week, including a shootout victory over the aforementioned Blackhawks. They’ve played 10 games so far in February and have lost only one game (to Dallas).
The Ducks have been riding rookie goalie Viktor Fasth during this streak and the 30-year-old is still undefeated this season (8-0-0). Jonas Hiller just returned from an injury and posted a win in his first game back.
On the injury front, the Ducks only have to worry about Cam Fowler. Fowler has missed the past eight games due to a concussion but all signs point to him being back within a week or two.
Phoenix Coyotes (8-6-2, 18 points)
6th in Western Conference, 2nd in Pacific Division
Phoenix has been up and down lately, though it’s been more up than down. They won two of thre...
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The Ducks locked up unbeaten goaltender Viktor Fasth for two years Wednesday, signing him to a 5.8-million extension through the 2014-15 season.
Fasth, 30, is 8-0 in starts with a 1.78 goals-against average in nine games, helping the Ducks (12-2-1) to lead the Pacific Division and rank behind only Chicago in the Western Conference.
"Viktor has proven himself not only this...
The Anaheim Ducks have wasted no time in telling Viktor Fasth that they believe in him.
The Ducks announced Wednesday that they have signed the goaltender to a two-year contract extension. According to TSN, the deal is worth $5.8 million.
“Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden,” Ducks general manager...
Viktor Fasth has made a very quick impression on the Ducks in a very short period of time. Fasth, who has won in all eight of his consecutive starts, was given a two year contract extension worth $5.8 million.
Fasth was signed last May by the Ducks. He was relatively unknown here, but at age 30, he had proven himself a solid goaltender in Sweden.
"Viktor has proven...
What the future holds for Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf is uncertain.
So the future might as well be now.
The Ducks stars and pending free agents each scored in Monday's 3-2 victory over Columbus at Honda Center to give the home team its fifth straight victory and ninth in 10 games this month.
"We knew it'd be a tough test. It's not easy to come off the road like...
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden...
Note to card companies that produce hockey cardboard: if you make a card that commemorates the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup victory and put Ryan Getzlaf in that subset, I will acquire said card. Add in a big on-card auto and the hunt is on.From 2011-2012 Upper Deck The Cup comes this fantastic on-card auto, numbered 02/50. It ran me a paltry $12.04 shipped and is a fantastic and most...
After an amazing start to his NHL career, Viktor Fasth was named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending February 17.
In that time, Fasth was 3-0-0 with a 1.89 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. Those wins against Chicago, Detroit and Nashville, while on the road, have helped the Ducks get to an 11-2-1 start. Their Pacific Division lead is six...
The Ducks keep rolling. Even when they have a hiccup here and there, they manage to regroup, recover and end up with two points at the end of an evening.
The latest two points came in a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. This was their fifth win a row and it did not come easily.
After returning home from a six game road trip, Anaheim had a rough start against...
from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,
- The Anaheim Ducks, also-rans last year, are one of the two top teams in the Western Conference — led in part by ex-Habs Saku Koivu and Sheldon Souray, and abetted considerably by the 42-year-old Teemu Selanne.
- The Philadelphia Flyers, on everyone’s short list to make the Stanley Cup final, are awful. Not mediocre, not merely...