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On the Duck Pond:
Maybe shortened seasons aren't so bad after all. After defeating the Minnesota Wild 3-1, the Ducks are now 4-1-1 to start the season. Historically, Anaheim is a slow starter and picks up speed in the second half of the season. This time, instead of having to play catch up, the Ducks are doing just fine holding their own and improving.
Coach Bruce Boudreau is unafraid to shake up his line combinations. While the first and third lines have been productive, the second line was not doing as much. So put Bobby Ryan at center (an experiment that had been attempted before with not much success) and settle Teemu Selanne and Kyle Palmieri on the wings.
Palmieri had two of the Ducks goals (an appropriate way to celebrate your 22nd birthday). Ryan had the insurance marker. And that old Finnish Flash? He has now been dubbed the Finnish Facilitator with three assists.
"Me and Bobby both had basically tap-ins and they were all because of Tee...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- His work for the night done, the celebration about to begin, Kyle Palmieri could not remember a single meaningful birthday present. He scanned and scanned the deepest recesses of his brain, all for naught. Xbox? Nope. New car? Sorry. Plasma television? Nah. Nothing was bigger than the two gifts he received Friday night. Palmieri celebrated his 22nd birthday...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild recalled forward Charlie Coyle and placed defenseman Jared Spurgeon on injured reserve, the team announced Sunday.
If Coyle plays Monday against Phoenix, it will be the 20-year-old's NHL debut. He has played with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League this season, scoring 14 goals and adding 10 assists in 44 games.
Coyle played his...
SATURDAY'S STORY LINES: Forward Matt Cullen, who left Saturday's game in Anaheim after taking an awkward hit into the boards by Anaheim forward Kyle Palmieri, did not skate with the team Saturday in Arizona. Head coach Mike Yeo said Cullen is "sore still today so we left him off, but it's nothing serious."
Yeo said he expects Cullen back on the ice when the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Palmieri scored two goals on his 22nd birthday, breaking a tie early in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Bobby Ryan had a power-play goal and two assists, and linemate Teemu Selanne had three assists in the Ducks' fourth win in six games to start the season.
Viktor Fasth made 26 saves...
Forget the cake and candles. Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan got Kyle Palmieri what he really wanted on his 22nd birthday.
Two goals, tons of scoring chances and the promise of many more on their potent line for the surging Anaheim Ducks.
Palmieri's second goal broke a tie early in the third period, and Ryan's power-play goal with 1:34 left sealed the Ducks' 3-1 victory...
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: Where is the depth? Where is the secondary scoring? In the first five games of the season, those questions were constantly fired at coach Mike Yeo. The top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley has been as advertised. The three were dominant from the get-go and combined for 10 of Minnesota's 13 goals in the first five games. Still the question...
Leave it to Ducks Coach Bruce (Gabby) Boudreau to wax poetic about his team's season series against the Kings.
"It's a rivalry and it's for Southern California. It's for Southern California bragging rights," Boudreau said. "I mean, I know as a person I don't like to see them on top and then every time you go outside they're flaunting it at...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Bonino scored his third goal on a power play with 11:21 to play, and the surging Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-4 Saturday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the season.
Bonino scored two goals in the first six minutes to chase Jonathan Quick before completing his first career hat trick against Jonathan Bernier.
Kyle Palmieri scored the...
via Eric Stephens of the Ducks Blog,
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that the NHL take a long look at a hit by the Kings’Jarret Stoll on Cam Fowler that knocked the defenseman out of the club’s 7-4 win and left him with an upper-body injury.
Fowler had to be assisted off the ice during the second period and did not return. Stoll drilled him headfirst into the...
For most of us a good birthday consists of a little cake, some presents and good time with our friends and family. For Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri he celebrated his 22nd birthday on Friday night by leading his team to a big 3-1 win over the revamped Minnesota Wild.
Anaheim came into the game having played one of their best games in nearly two seasons in a 3-2 shootout...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks continued its scorching offensive start behind a parade of no-names as the Ducks won a high-scoring matchup with the rival Los Angeles Kings , 7-4, on Saturday night at the Honda Center. On Friday in a 3-1 win over visiting Minnesota, it was Kyle Palmieri who shined, celebrating his 22nd birthday with two key goals. On Saturday, Nick Bonino...
The Ducks have had a relatively relaxed start to their hockey season, getting a couple days off here, a couple days off there. Welcome to February! Time to buckle down and start knocking out some games.
The Ducks played against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night and had a couple days break in between, including the annual Fan Fest for their season ticket holders on...
First Freeway Faceoff of the year between the Ducks and Kings. Never a dull game, despite how each team is doing. They always manage to bring their highest energy to the game, players and fans included.
Of 109 match ups between these two teams, #109 went to Anaheim, who soundly defeated their division rivals 7-4.
Offense was not lacking. Defense was on the Kings side...
Now that the Minnesota Wild's top line has failed to produce over consecutive games, the lack of production from players such as Kyle Brodziak looks more like a glaring weakness.
Brodziak hopes to get untracked when the Wild seek their first road victory Monday night against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley has combined for 23 points...