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Losing two in a row in regulation, the Ducks had to win against Calgary. Win in regulation? Even more important. Anaheim knew they needed both points and could not afford to give up a point to the Flames, who they are chasing in the standings. They accomplished their goal, but it was close.Calgary, who had played the night before in Phoenix, recalled Leland Irving from their minor league team. Leland who? The 23 year old rookie netminder started in just his sixth NHL game instead of veteran Miikka Kiprusoff. Irving is much easier to spell, but he was not much easier to get a goal past. He made 35 saves, keeping the Flames in it.The Ducks did not start off their "must win" game very well. They took two penalties early on, including too many men on the ice. Bad plan. Calgary converted. Curtis Glencross, who played two games for the Ducks, extended his goal scoring streak to three games by trickling the puck past Jonas Hiller at 3:06. 1-0 Flames and once again th...
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Prior to the Anaheim Ducks' 2-0 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday, coach Bruce Boudreau spoke of the importance of reaching a tangible mark when fighting an uphill battle to make the playoffs.
"I think anytime you can see progress by jumping a team, getting closer, then it makes you hungrier for the next game," Boudreau said.
It was certainly true following Anaheim'...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Once his playing days expire, there's a good career ahead in public relations for Ryan Getzlaf.
The Anaheim Ducks center, stifled by a drop in production and on pace for a career-low mark in goals that would fall short of his 14 rookie season tallies in 2005-06, offered as rosy of an assessment as could be provided after his team's 4-2 setback against...
What seemed like a happy marriage between two parties that sought each other out appears to be headed for a divorce just two years into the relationship.
The Ducks will have to find another home for its American Hockey League affiliate as the Syracuse Crunch declined to pick up next year's option to continue what has been a rocky partnership.
According to a report in the Syracuse...
Per many users on Reddit, this was the mugshot on the ESPN.Com page for the Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross earlier today:That is not Curtis Glencross, or even a hockey player for that matter. That is baseball player Manny Ramirez. They are nothing alike. At all.The fun is over though, as the page now features a picture of the real Curtis Glencross. Carry on.a2a_linkname=document.title;
There is no doubt that sports blogging has come an extremely long way over the past few years.
This is especially the case when it comes to hockey blogs. One example of that is Kent Wilson. Kent has been around the hockey blog world for several years and has written for SBN’s Calgary Flames Blog, FlamesNation.ca, Hockey Prospectus, Houses of the Hockey, and now, the ever popular...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Friday night, extending the Ducks' home winning streak against the Flames to 15 games.
The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenseman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe...
If last nights game at Honda Center against the Flames was any indication of what tonights game in Los Angeles holds than we are in for a treat. The Ducks and Flames battled with playoff like fervency until Ryan Getzlaf decided to find his scoring touch in the final minute of the third period.
His first goal in 18 games gave Anaheim two big points and possibly even more importantly...
The Anaheim Ducks lost another must win game last night and as much as this stings to type - the Los Angeles Kings were clearly the better team.
The Kings were more poised in their decision making and dictated play throughout most of the game, despite being out shot 31-19. The Ducks could not generate enough traffic in front on Janathan Quick to take advantage of the numerous...
LA KINGS 29-23-1270 pts, 9th in Western ConferencevsANAHEIM DUCKS28-27-1066 pts, 12th in Western Conference
Kings Lead Season Series 3-1
7:30pm, Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA
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Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give Anaheim a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Friday night, extending the Ducks' home winning streak against the Flames to 15 games.
The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenseman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe with his stick came...
The 2011-12 season has been a long strange trip for the Anaheim Ducks and it's not over yet. Obviously everybody knows where the Ducks were and where they are now but they still have a tremendous amount of work left to do.
Tonight they face the Calgary Flames on the heels of a two-game losing streak that can easily be turned into a two-game winning streak when they face the...
With their playoff hopes fading fast, a game against the Edmonton Oilers might be just what the Anaheim Ducks need.
The Ducks try to continue their dominance over the lowly Oilers when they meet Monday night at Honda Center.
Anaheim (28-28-10) has dropped three of four and is seven points out of playoff position with 16 games remaining. The Ducks squandered a chance to gain ground...
Before the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames met last month, Calgary held a three-point edge over the Stars in the standings.
The Flames are in a much less enviable position now.
Dallas seeks its sixth victory in seven games Sunday when it visits the fading Flames, who have lost five of six.
The Stars had lost four straight to Calgary and three in a row overall to slip to 11th place...
Dallas Stars (34-26-5, 73 pts) @ Calgary Flames (29-25-11, 69 pts)
5:00 PM CT, March 4, 2012
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
As surprising as it might be, the Stars enter this game as one of the hotter teams in the league. They've gone 6-2-2 in the last 10 games and have won five of the last six games. Dallas has managed to get at least one point in...