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...

Steve Palumbo: Igor Bobkov Called Up Under "Emergency Conditions"; Jonas Hiller Will Start

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Flames, MacDonald burn the Wild in 4-1 home loss

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Matthew Barry: I Thought My Head Was Going to Explode!

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