Found April 21, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
The season started off so well for Anaheim. With only four more games left before the playoffs begin, the Ducks seem to be headed in the wrong direction.
A 3-1 loss to Calgary was their fourth in a row. They needed five points to secure the Pacific Division title and all they could muster in the past week was a single point against Columbus on Wednesday. The 3-2 overtime loss, which saw Sami Vatanen get his first NHL goal, was their "best" result.
Four more points in four games? Seems like it should be pretty easy. Back to back games in Edmonton on Sunday and Monday, followed up by a swing into Vancouver on Thursday before coming home for the final game of the regular season on Saturday against Phoenix. Surely they can manage to figure out how to score and win?
Because if they cannot do that, they are going to have a difficult time when the playoffs begin on April 30. Regardless of who their opponent is.
"We have to get in the mindset that ou...
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Cam Fowler, Kyle Palmieri and Corey Perry scored to help put the Anaheim Ducks on the brink of clinching the Pacific Division with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Sunday night.
The Ducks could have clinched the division title if the Los Angeles Kings lost to Dallas in regulation, but that game went to overtime. Anaheim can also seal it with another win over the Oilers...
#Flames expected to Announce Contract extension for Goaltender Joey MacDonald today. The length and value of the extension is not known.
— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) April 20, 2013
Joey MacDonald to sign one-year, $925,000 contract with CAL. First to report imminent signing was @rogmillions
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 20, 2013
Miikka Kiprusoff, amid speculation he'll retire at season's end, made 32 saves in Calgary's regular-season home finale Friday night to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks.
Roman Horak and Brian McGrattan each scored and Roman Cervenka added an empty-net goal for the Flames, who close with a four-game road trip beginning Sunday in Minnesota...
Win or lose the rest of the way, the Anaheim Ducks know they will be part of the postseason. Lately, though, they haven't looked like they belong there.
Anaheim will try to avoid a season-high fifth straight defeat Sunday night when they play the first of back-to-back road games against the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost nine straight at home in this series.
Just give up already, you know its over, its pointless, resistance is futile are all things Wild fans might be thinking as their team plays the Calgary Flames. If you expect the Flames to just throw in the towel then you do not know this team which has fully embraced the role of spoiler as they rallied to beat 2nd place Anaheim and then held on to beat a desperate Detroit team...