Found January 21, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
The Ducks have determined that goaltender Viktor Fasth is now ready to back up Jonas Hiller. They have recalled the netminder from Norfolk, where he was sent during training camp to get some game time in.
Fasth had been recovering from a groin injury and with no pre-season games this year, needed a couple of games under his belt before Anaheim felt comfortable with him in the #2 role on the team. He was able to play three games for the Ducks AHL affiliate.
“The first game, I felt a bit rusty,” commented Fasth. ”It took me about one or two periods and I was feeling OK. The last two games, I think I felt pretty good. First game felt like was I was all over the ice all the time. But the last two games, I felt better. I’m glad I got to play in those games.”
Fasth is expected to back up Hiller beginning tonight against the Calgary Flames.
As a result, Fredrik Andersen, who backed up the Ducks against their opener in Vancouver, was sent down to Norfolk.
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It's been quite some time since I was able to track down and successfully acquire one of the 50 Ryan Getzlaf '10-'11 Dominion Ruby Autos. However, that all changed early in December when the below appeared for auction. I couldn't let it slip by me and for just over half a blaster I landed my fifth of these beauts.Numbered 01/50, I really can't get enough of these...
I use the term "2012-2013 Season" lightly considering THE LOCKOUT and all. Anyhoo, I've decided it would be a fun exercise to keep light tabs on my main man Ryan Getzlaf. At the top of the right sidebar - above a link to my Twitter where you can follow my witty repartee - is where you will find a running total of Getz's Games, Assists, Goals, and Points for this...
Teemu Selanne had a four points last night in a win over the Canucks. Kelly Hrudy and Scott Oake of HNIC's After Hours spent ten minutes with Selanne.
He might be the oldest player in the NHL, but he is still better than guys half his age. Teemu Selanne, 42 1/2, had two goals and two assists to help the Ducks defeat the Canucks 7-3 in their opening game of the season. He earned the number one star of the game and star of the whole NHL opening night for his efforts.
What is even scarier? Hearing Selanne, who is the oldest...
Daniel Winnik and Ryan Getzlaf each scored two goals as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Monday night.
Saku Koivu had the other goal for Anaheim, which opened the season with two road wins and will enjoy a rare three-day rest in this year's compressed schedule before hosting Vancouver in its home opener Friday.
Signed as a free agent last summer, Winnik has...
CALGARY, Alberta -- Anaheim Ducks winger Daniel Winnik is making an early case that he was the NHL's best free-agent signing in the offseason. Winnik scored just eight goals between the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks in 2011-12, but the rugged forward already has four in two games for the Ducks, including two in Monday night's 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames...
So far, so good for the Ducks, who have won their first two games of the season. That both games were on the road bodes even better for Anaheim.
After a 7-3 victory in Vancouver, the Ducks followed it up with a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames.
While the game started off well, the Ducks need to learn how to maintain momentum and keep playing hard for the full 60 minutes...
Ageless wonder Teemu Selanne helped the Anaheim Ducks kick off their season in impressive fashion.
The Calgary Flames' opener didn't go nearly as well.
The Ducks look to make it two in a row Monday night as they face the Flames, who try to avoid dropping their first two home games for the first time in five seasons.
Even at 42, Selanne appears to have plenty left in the...
Sick patches and Dominion go hand-in-hand. This newest addition is no exception and was had a couple of months back for around $7-8. Bobby Ryan is my second favorite hockey player and second collecting interest when it comes to hockey.Numbered 03/25, this AMAZING patch seems out of place for a 25-card print-run. With regards to the inaugural release of Dominion, the "PATCH"...
Vanek is surreal right now. No clue who Daniel Winnik even is. Blue's are next level.
Goal of the night
Flyers 0-3. Not saying that is a big deal, but if the Pens started 0-3 we'd be blogging live from the Smithfield Street Bridge. Sucks to suck, bros.