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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's 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames Friday night at Honda Center as the club leapt past Minnesota for 12th place in the conference. Though both teams have identical 28-27-10 records, the Ducks currently hold the tiebreaker by virtue of having won fewer games in shootouts.
"It's huge," captain Ryan Getzlaf said about the team prevailing in a must-win situation. "This weekend's a big weekend for us as where we're going to sit come time for the stretch here. That's what we're excited about, and enjoy this one tonight, like I said, and we've got a big task tomorrow."
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
That a Bruce Boudreau quote post-game after the Ducks lost 4-2 to the Kings.
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The Maple Leafs have fired coach Ron Wilson and replaced him with Randy Carlyle.
Wilson was dismissed after leading the team through a disastrous month that included a slide out of playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Wilson was wrapping up his fourth season in Toronto.
Carlyle was coaching Anaheim before he was replaced by Bruce Boudreau in December.
Toronto general manager...
The Maple Leafs fired coach Ron Wilson on Friday and replaced him with Randy Carlyle.
Wilson was dismissed after leading the team through a disastrous month that included a slide out of playoff position in the Eastern Conference. He was wrapping up his fourth season in Toronto.
''This was not an easy decision for me to make,'' general manager Brian Burke said in...