Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
When you've made 23 straight starts in net, you're going to endure your fair share of situations where forwards are barreling down at you at full speed, looking to will the puck into the net with brute force. When all 205 pounds of Patrick Kaleta steamrolled into Jonas Hiller on an unsuccessful two-on-one Wednesday night, Hiller shrugged it off, returned to his feet, posted a scoreless third period, and following the game showed reporters the tear in his sock where Kaleta's skate blade made contact with his leg. "I was worried to get cut or whatever. But it just hit my kneepad. I'm doing all right," Hiller said after Anaheim's 2-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres dropped the club to seven points out of the eighth playoff spot with 18 games remaining. It's all part of a well-earned paycheck by Hiller, who will likely make his franchise-record 24th consecutive start on Friday when the Calgary Flames visit Friday for another matchup between two teams des...

Knocking Off Another White Whale, Starring Ryan Getzlaf.

I think the term "White Whale" may have long ago jumped the shark on this here card blog of mine. After picking up my first White Whale, I've acquired a number of other cards that I've chosen to tag with that moniker. Perhaps not all should have been given that label, although each and every one of those cards was a big need for me and an equally big get when I...

Ducks Recall Guenin from Syracuse

Guenin The Ducks have recalled defenseman Nate Guenin from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). ...

Pacific Div. post-deadline breakdown

Anaheim Ducks: Winners The Ducks did not make any moves, showing newfound confidence in their core and casting aside marginal gains from dealing veterans to make a playoff push. They also did not trade any of their many promising prospects for risky rental players. Anaheim will be at a crossroads this offseason with several key players approaching some form of free agency and even...

Sabres Stab Ducks in Shutout

The last time the Ducks lost two in a row in regulation, it was the end of December/beginning of January.   Since then, they have been smoking hot, making up points that are usually impossible to regain.  Despite all those points earned and made up, they still could not gain in the standings.  A win against the Buffalo Sabres would have bounced them up a notch from 13th to 12th...

Avs Bury Ducks

Maybe it was too much road trip.  Maybe it was playing in the second of back to back games.  Maybe it was a little of both.  Whatever it was, the Ducks looked like their earlier season selves in a 4-1 loss to Colorado.  The Ducks did well on Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, but lately that isn't saying much.  Going back to the airport to fly to Denver and play the...

Ducks Go Down Fighting

At the end of the game, Tyler Myers vs Sheldon Brookbank. Oh there was more before this fight… Continue reading "Ducks Go Down Fighting"

Miller blanks Ducks on 43 shots

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Miller made a season-high 43 saves in his fourth shutout, Derek Roy and Brad Boyes scored, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Buffalo Sabres (27-27-8) at Anaheim Ducks (27-26-10), 10 p.m. (ET)

It's been a long and grinding road for the Anaheim Ducks since they opened the season across the Atlantic Ocean against the Buffalo Sabres.

Sabres-Ducks Preview

The Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks have been making strong pushes since last month, but both teams suffered losses their last time out. They know they can't afford too many more defeats if they want to overcome their poor starts and make the playoffs. The clubs close out their season series with the Ducks looking to avoid a third straight loss to the Sabres on Wednesday night...

Ducks Conquer Chicago 3-1

Whenever it is hat night at the Honda Center, fans want a reason to throw their newly acquired chapeaus on the ice.  There was no hat trick, but Ducks fans had plenty to celebrate in the 3-1 victory over the listless Blackhawks.  Chicago was playing in the second of back to back games, having been spanked 4-0 by Los Angeles the night before.  They still had some energy (and probably...
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