Found September 18, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
Ouch. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get your butt kicked.
The Kings, who had a line up loaded with likely opening night roster players, easily defeated Anaheim in a 6-0 preseason loss. Yes. Preseason. But it still hurts losing like that to Los Angeles.
"They played fairly well, and we played fairly poor," was Dustin Penner's assessment. "There were a lot of things we could’ve done more efficiently. Number one is compete. They had too many easy shots, and made it too hard on our goalies to make saves."
Apparently the Kings showed up but the Ducks did not.
The Kings were beaten in their first two games of the pre-season and certainly wanted to right their ship after that. They did.
The Ducks, coming off a 6-2 defeat of Phoenix the night before with a virtually different line-up, were not ready to play.
They should have been.
From the start the Ducks were ineffective. Viktor Fasth made 23 saves in tw...
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New Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was acquired along with forward Stefan Noesen, and a 1st round draft pick, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ducks forward Bobby Ryan on July 5th.
Silfverberg was a second round draft pick in 2009 of the Ottawa Senators. He played four seasons in the Swedish Hockey League as a member of the Brynäs IF before joining the Senators...
Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal at 14:04 of the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Devante Smith-Pelly added a power-play goal for Anaheim. The Ducks were 2 for 7 with the man advantage.
John Gibson stopped 18 shots after entering the game midway through the second period.
Look, it wasn't the crispest 60 minutes of hockey ever played , but the Anaheim Ducks did come out firing and were able dismantle the Coyotes 6-2 Monday night at the Honda Center.
Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen scored 21 seconds apart in the games opening moments. Nolan Yonkman's shorthanded goal made it 3-0 before the game was even three minutes old. Daniel Winnik added...
So far it has been a bi-polar pre-season for the Ducks. Win one by a landslide. Lose one by a landslide. Win a close one.
The Ducks did bounce back nicely after being trolloped by the Kings on Tuesday. They were able to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1, in Denver.
It was Patrick Roy's debut as a coach for his former Avalanche team. Even though Paul...
One night after making it look easy against the Phoenix Coyotes, The Anaheim Ducks laid an egg against their cross-county foes, the Los Angeles Kings.
First, it's preseason.
Second, it was an entirely different squad, only Sami Vatanen and Peter Holland played last night.
The Kings out hustled, outworked and simply pushed the Ducks around for 60 minutes last night...
It's only pre-season and the points don't matter, but nonetheless a 6-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes felt good.
To be fair to Phoenix, it was their third game in three nights and the rosters were definitely a bit lopsided in Anaheim's favor. Still, a win is a win and those on the Ducks roster who were expected to make an impact did.
Teemu Selanne, who usually...