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On the Duck Pond:
After the 2-1 defeat of the Minnesota Wild by the Anaheim Ducks, no one in the state of hockey is happy. Except Zach Sikich, but more on him later.
The Wild were robbed. Plain and simple. They outworked, outplayed and outlasted the Ducks for the first two periods of the game. Anaheim was outshot 22-7 after the first 40 minutes of play and things did not look like they would improve in the third period.
The only reason the Ducks were down by a single goal was because of Jonas Hiller, who was spectacular and he had to be.
Hiller wasn't even supposed to start the game. Viktor Fasth got the nod. Then Fasth got injured in the morning skate. Bad enough that he could not sit on the bench. So the Ducks called up Jeff Deslauriers, but he could not get there in time for the game to start.
Enter Sikich. The 32 year old Minnesota native who runs a goaltender school got to add three minutes of NHL time to his resume. Sikich was signed to an amateur try out contr...
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo doesn't doubt the NHL ability of rookie forward Mikael Granlund, but Granlund's development and regaining his confidence for now will have take place with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Granlund, a healthy scratch in three of the past four games, was reassigned to Houston Tuesday by the Wild. Considered the...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. Matt Kassian hasn't been able to break through with the Minnesota Wild this season, and now the forward will get a chance with a new organization.
The Wild announced Tuesday that they've traded the 26-year-old to Ottawa for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Kassian had one goal in nine games this season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The 6-foot...
Corey Perry's blindsided hit to Jason Zucker cost him a game misconduct and five-minute major for interference Tuesday night.
The late hit to Zucker's head knocked the 21-year-old Minnesota Wild forward's head into the boards and out of the game.
Afterwards, Perry showed some remorse for the vicious hit.
“I was committed to the hit. … I tried to let up...
Corey Perry is known as one of the league’s best playmakers, but the Ducks forward also knows his way around the penalty box.
On Tuesday night in Minnesota, he found himself in the bin after blindsiding the Wild’s Jason Zucker with a disturbing hit to the head. Perry was given a 5-minute major for interference and a game misconduct for the incident, which can be seen in the...
Luca Sbisa scored the winning goal with 3:04 left in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Patrick Maroon also scored for the Ducks, who have won four straight and gotten points in eight consecutive games.
Devin Setoguchi scored a power-play goal for the Wild.
Minnesota got off to...
Ryan Getzlaf scored in the third round of the shootout and Jonas Hiller made 33 saves to help lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
Andrew Cogliano scored in regulation for Anaheim, which has won five in a row and gone nine games without a regulation defeat (7-0-2).
Despite missing star Corey Perry, who was serving the first of a four-game suspension...
The Anaheim Ducks just keep on winning - even if they're not necessarily playing their best hockey.
They hope to carry that success into a series in which they've recently struggled as they go on the road to face the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Dallas has won four straight against Anaheim by a 12-3 score and has taken seven of the last eight meetings, including a 3...
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
Corey Perry figured that he would receive some form of discipline from the NHL for his hit on Minnesota's Jason Zucker and the possibility of him being out of the Ducks' lineup was realistic.
But a four-game suspension? That one didn't enter the winger's mind.
"I think it’s caught a lot of people off guard,"...
Let’s go ahead and start this out by saying Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is almost certainly going to get suspended for the hit in the video above.
During Tuesday night’s contest, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker was chasing the puck into his own zone and moved to pass the puck to a teammate. As he moved to gather the puck, Perry flew into Zucker and hit him hard in the...
The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Matt Kassian from the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
The 26-year-old Kassian has been playing for Houston of the AHL. In nine games with the Aeros, Kassian has one goal and 12 penalty minutes.
Kassian made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season after being chosen in the second round of the 2005 draft...
Rookie defenseman Jonas Brodin's first NHL score highlighted a three-goal second period by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Devin Setoguchi and Mikko Koivu also scored in the decisive middle frame. Ryan Suter had a season-high three assists and Matt Cullen and Zach Parise each had two assists to help the Wild improve to 10-3...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Jason Zucker, who took a nasty hit from Ducks forward Corey Perry on Tuesday, will be out of the lineup Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche.
The league suspended Perry four games for the hit. Zucker skated on his own Thursday morning, and Wild coach Mike Yeo said he anticipates his young forward will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip to...
Corey Perry doesn't exactly have the best reputation for a goal scorer. So far this year he has nine goals and 15 assists, and he'll probably have a nice hefty suspension to go along with it after this hit in Tuesday night's game between the Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild:
It's obviously a late hit, as proven by the interference call that was the initial...