Found February 03, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
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.
After Nick Bonino scored the first two goals of the game in 5:49, Jonathan Quick was replaced in net with the other Jonathan, Mr. Bernier. Quick only stopped one of three shots, so coach Darryl Sutter decided to make the change.
Dustin Brown got a power play goal at 9:15. Jarret Stoll tied up the game at 9:49. Halfway through the first and the two teams had only just begun.
Ryan Getzlaf was left unimpeded in front of the net to put the Ducks ahead once more at 13:30.
Going into the second period, the Kings had a 5 on 3 opportunity. They barely missed capitalizing on that, but Brown sti...
BEST OF MAXIM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- All it took to keep the Anaheim Ducks close after the visiting San Jose Sharks took an early lead in a Monday night matchup between the two hottest teams in the NHL's Pacific Division: a little grit. All it took for the Ducks to tie it up late: a little luck. All it took for Anaheim to finally seize control: a little Sheldon Souray. The Ducks scored twice...
The Los Angeles Kings piddled through the first one-sixth of this abbreviated season, leaving fans to wonder just how interested they are in defending their Stanley Cup.They looked like a mess during their 7-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. They allowed two (Jonathan) Quick goals necessitating a change in the net. Alas, things did not improve on Jonathan Bernier’s watch. The Kings...
Saku Koivu scored the tying goal early in the third period, defenseman Sheldon Souray netted the winner with 6:39 left, and rookie Viktor Fasth made 25 saves as the Anaheim Ducks handed the San Jose Sharks their first regulation loss of the season, 2-1 on Monday night.
The Sharks, who won their first seven games before a 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville on Saturday, lead the Pacific...
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...
Guess who's baaaaaaaack???
PennerPoint™ was a huge success for this blog last season... a success in the sense that I didn't have to give out that many free t-shirts to people who correctly guessed which period and at what time of that period Dustin Penner would score his 1st goal of that game. We thought that after Dustin Penner scored one of the greatest goals...
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...
Thousands of boisterous Los Angeles Kings fans filled their nearest rivals' rink with chants and cheers from the opening faceoff, backing the Stanley Cup champions with a bit more brazenness than usual.
By the time Nick Bonino and the Anaheim Ducks were through with them, the champion Kings realized they aren't even the best hockey team in Southern California right now....
The Los Angeles Kings feel it may be good to get away to the Midwest as they continue a five-game road trip.
The Kings hope to take advantage of an injury-plagued Columbus Blue Jackets' blue line when these teams meet Tuesday night.
Los Angeles (2-3-2) opened this stretch with Saturday's 7-4 loss at Anaheim. Now the defending Stanley Cup champions will try to make up ground...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks scored twice in the third period to shock the visiting San Jose Sharks in a 2-1 win on Monday night at the Honda Center. At 13:21 of the third period, Anaheim's Sheldon Souray banged a slap shot past San Jose goalie Thomas Greiss, who started in place of undefeated Antti Niemi, after the puck moved around the offensive zone. Ducks defenseman...
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...
The Anaheim Ducks (5-1-1) can put an exclamation point on a heck of a weekend tonight with a win against the Pacific Division leading San Jose Sharks.
If the Ducks are going to go for the tri-fecta after dispatching both the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings they must continue to spread the scoring wealth around. In Anaheim's first seven games, 11 different players have...
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...