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Anaheim, the Pacific Division's worst team, has suddenly become its hottest squad.
They are 5-0-1 in their last six, turning a woeful 10-22-6 record into a 16-22-7 mark.
"We wanted to start climbing up, find some hot streak right now and go from there," veteran winger Teemu Selanne told FOX Sports after Anaheim's 7-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. "I still believe that we have all the pieces here."
Having feasted on non-playoff teams like the lowly Islanders and Blue Jackets, Anaheim made a bold statement with Sunday's 4-2 win at Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.
The Ducks have gotten it done with offense. In their five victories they've averaged five goals per game and outscored opponents 25-10.
Their top two scoring lines have scored a combined 38 points in the last six games. A healthy, resurgent Jason Blake has been a huge boost to the third line, adding six points in as many games. In their 5-0 romp over Edmonton, 10 different D...
BEST OF MAXIM
At this point in the regular season the Anaheim Ducks are still anything but a playoff contender. Though a recent streak of 4-0-1 has at least landed them a spot on the radar and put some distance between themselves and the trade rumors that have followed them.
If anything is true about the post Stanley Cup Anaheim Ducks' teams it's that they play a tremendous second half...
By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
If there wasn’t a hockey textbook on playing road games before, there is one now after the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 at the Rogers Center.
Anaheim played a perfect road game while Jason Blake did the rest to pace the Ducks to their fifth win in the last six games.
Blake picked up two goals and an assist in the victory...
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Nate Guenin from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ryan Getzlaf is by far my favorite hockey player, and thus makes up the bulk of my hockey collection. I love the skill set he brings to the table: great vision, great hands, an overpowering shot (which he doesn't use near enough, but is getting better at), and a tremendous amount of physical strength which allows him to manhandle opponents. Here's my Getz Collection thus...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, After Sunday night’s lacklustre 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, Vigneault was asked what was wrong with Kesler, whose numbers are down this season and in more than 19 minutes of ice time Sunday night failed to register a shot on goal.
“I think he has to use the players around him a little bit more so that he can get into open space and create...
VANCOUVER --The Anaheim Ducks' Jason Blake has a lot of mileage on his wheels, but the veteran winger decided to...
TOMORROW'S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks (15-22-7, 37 pts.) open a three-game homestand tomorrow vs. the Phoenix Coyotes at Honda Center (7:05 p.m. PST, PRIME TICKET/AM 830)...the Ducks have earned points in six consecutive games (5-0-1), the longest st...
Jason Blake scored two goals to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. Bobby Ryan and Nick Bonino also scored to help the Ducks win for the fifth time in six games. Anaheim's only loss in that span was a 1-0 overtime defeat in Calgary. Cody Hodgson and Mason Raymond scored for the Canucks.
The Ducks have been one of the NHL's most disappointing clubs this season, but Anaheim's 5-0-1 record in its last six trips to the ice is giving hockey fans in Orange County reason for hope.
Anaheim collects its fifth win in the last six games with a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.VANCOUVER -- Jason Blake scored two goals to help lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
The Ottawa Sun’s Ken Warren suggests that the NHL shouldn’t have allowed Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne to have skipped the All-Star game, arguing that both players are guilty of dereliction of duties which both players must fulfill:
Most of the time, Nicklas Lidstrom and Teemu Selanne deserve the utmost respect.
They are two of...