Found February 13, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
St. Louis Blues
On the road, going into Chicago to play a team that remains undefeated in regulation, you would think the Ducks would have been nervous and intimated. They weren't. Instead, the Ducks held their own against the best team in the NHL and came out with a 3-2 win in a shootout.
"It was pretty much a test for us to see where we stand," said goaltender Viktor Fasth. "I think we showed ourselves that we are a really good team and we can beat every team in the league."
Having Fasth in net for the Ducks has certainly helped that endeavor. Fasth has won all six of his starts and is getting more time in net because Jonas Hiller remains out with a lower body injury. Even if Hiller were 100%, Fasth has more than earned his net time.
"His demeanor is so calm and he settles everything down when he's on top of his game," said coach Bruce Boudreau. "He instills confidence in the players in front of him."
There is no question tha...
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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook accidentally scored an own goal during the second period of Tuesday night's NHL game at the United Center against the Anaheim Ducks.
It happened in the second period as Seabrook was blocking a pass sent through the goal crease from Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf to his teammate Corey Perry. Unfortunately, Seabrook knocked the puck past...
With both Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf are the Parise and Suter of this coming summer UFA Frenzy...Many are seriously questioning if the Ducks can possibly afford both or if in order to get both under contract they will have to move other salary (ex:Bobby Ryan)?
My sources say that despite the great start by Getzlaf if the Ducks can keep one of the pair it would...
Reports are indicating that the Colorado Avalanche are now shopping unhappy free agent center Ryan O’Reilly. The question isn’t whether or not the Blackhawks should be interested (they should), but what could/should they be willing to give up to acquire … Continue reading →The post The Blackhawks Should Pursue Ryan O’Reilly appeared first on Committed Indians.
from Ben Strauss of the New York Times,
Blackhawks players seemed at a loss to explain their scorching start.
Right wing Patrick Kane, tied for second in the league through Wednesday with 20 points, said of his success, “Sometimes the puck finds you.”
Or as the captain Jonathan Toews put it, “I don’t know if there’s a method to the madness.”
from Ken Baker of NHL.com,
KEN BAKER: You aren't a big goalie, but you look big in the net. What's your secret?
VIKTOR FASTH: I try to cut off the angle a little different than the taller goalies (Fasth is 6-foot, 186 pounds). And I try to play with big patience. If I go down on my knees too early, I will be opening up some holes top-shelf. So I have to play more...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Andrew Brunette helped the Minnesota Wild for six seasons as a gritty forward willing to do the dirty work down low and along the boards. Now, he will try to help the team by finding players who compete the same way.
Brunette, 39, announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NHL and Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher said he will join the organization...
The Detroit Red Wings face off against the Anaheim Ducks tonight (7:30 PM, FSD/Prime Ticke/NHL Network U.S.--so that means that Center Ice and GameCenter Live Online users are screwed via an NHL Net blackout yet again!/97.1 FM, and tonight is a Niklas Kronwall "Fathead Friday") facing a stiff test in more ways than one.
The 9-2-and-1 Ducks are coming off a pair of shootout...
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Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks
United Center, Chicago
8:30PM Central/6:30PM Pacific
PRIME/CSN Chicago/WGN Radio
Yesterday, I noticed a measurable swell in Hawk Hysteria on social media, as well as a lot of mention of Patrick Kane as a Hart Trophy candidate. Hey, I said here at this time yesterday morning, that if Kane continues his current pace...
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The Blackhawks picked up a point last night against a very strong Western team, the Anaheim Ducks, remaining unbeaten in regulation.
They weren't outworked or outchanced, but they were lucky to get the point.
Rookie Brandon Saad's sheer athleticism was on display in the second period when he launched a shot in mid-air that counted as a goal...
DUCKS (9-2-1) at RED WINGS (7-4-2)
TV: PRIME, FS-Detroit
Last 10: Anaheim 7-2-1; Detroit 6-2-2
The Anaheim Ducks head to Detroit to face the Red Wings for the first time since the retirement of Niklas Lidstrom and for the first time with Viktor Fasth in net.
After losing three of the four meetings last season, a confident Anaheim team is looking forward to continuing...