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Forget the cake and candles. Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan got Kyle Palmieri what he really wanted on his 22nd birthday.
Two goals, tons of scoring chances and the promise of many more on their potent line for the surging Anaheim Ducks.
Palmieri's second goal broke a tie early in the third period, and Ryan's power-play goal with 1:34 left sealed the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Selanne had three assists, and Ryan added two more in the Ducks' fourth win in six games to start the season. Palmieri produced his second multigoal performance in his 34th career NHL game, and the promising youngster is grateful for the chance to skate with two proven NHL scorers.
''I just have to keep working hard with these guys, and all of these opportunities will come,'' Palmieri said. ''I've just got to keep working hard. Me and Bobby had basically tap-in (goals), and they were all caused by Teemu's passing. That vision he...
BEST OF MAXIM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- His work for the night done, the celebration about to begin, Kyle Palmieri could not remember a single meaningful birthday present. He scanned and scanned the deepest recesses of his brain, all for naught. Xbox? Nope. New car? Sorry. Plasma television? Nah. Nothing was bigger than the two gifts he received Friday night. Palmieri celebrated his 22nd birthday...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Palmieri scored two goals on his 22nd birthday, breaking a tie early in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Bobby Ryan had a power-play goal and two assists, and linemate Teemu Selanne had three assists in the Ducks' fourth win in six games to start the season.
Viktor Fasth made 26 saves...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A day after racking up two goals on his 22nd birthday, Kyle Palmieri was not about to let the party die out. More important for the Anaheim Ducks, he continued the celebration with some buddies. Palmieri notched the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and Nick Bonino added his first career hat trick as the Ducks continued their scorching offensive start...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Bonino scored his third goal on a power play with 11:21 to play, and the surging Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-4 Saturday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the season.
Bonino scored two goals in the first six minutes to chase Jonathan Quick before completing his first career hat trick against Jonathan Bernier.
Kyle Palmieri scored the...
Leave it to Ducks Coach Bruce (Gabby) Boudreau to wax poetic about his team's season series against the Kings.
"It's a rivalry and it's for Southern California. It's for Southern California bragging rights," Boudreau said. "I mean, I know as a person I don't like to see them on top and then every time you go outside they're flaunting it at...
via Eric Stephens of the Ducks Blog,
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that the NHL take a long look at a hit by the Kings’Jarret Stoll on Cam Fowler that knocked the defenseman out of the club’s 7-4 win and left him with an upper-body injury.
Fowler had to be assisted off the ice during the second period and did not return. Stoll drilled him headfirst into the...
Maybe shortened seasons aren't so bad after all. After defeating the Minnesota Wild 3-1, the Ducks are now 4-1-1 to start the season. Historically, Anaheim is a slow starter and picks up speed in the second half of the season. This time, instead of having to play catch up, the Ducks are doing just fine holding their own and improving.
Coach Bruce Boudreau is unafraid...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks continued its scorching offensive start behind a parade of no-names as the Ducks won a high-scoring matchup with the rival Los Angeles Kings , 7-4, on Saturday night at the Honda Center. On Friday in a 3-1 win over visiting Minnesota, it was Kyle Palmieri who shined, celebrating his 22nd birthday with two key goals. On Saturday, Nick Bonino...
The Ducks have had a relatively relaxed start to their hockey season, getting a couple days off here, a couple days off there. Welcome to February! Time to buckle down and start knocking out some games.
The Ducks played against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night and had a couple days break in between, including the annual Fan Fest for their season ticket holders on...
The lockout helped bring the Kings and Ducks together in Southern California as they figured that it would be far more beneficial to join forces than to practice in two smaller groups.
Nine time zones away, the same thing was happening on a much smaller scale. The modest town of Mora, Sweden, was treated to the sight of two talented forwards in their prime, Bobby Ryan of the Ducks...