Found April 11, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
Los Angeles Kings
They only needed one point to clinch a playoff berth. Considering that the Ducks missed the postseason altogether last year, you would think they would be motivated to get that little x by their name and move on.
Trying to clinch that playoff berth against the Colorado Avalanche, the last place team in the NHL? Not nearly as easy as it looked on paper.
Helps when you have a secret weapon in Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The former Anaheim netminder did not steal a game for the Avs in the traditional sense. His 21 saves were relatively pedestrian. Instead he motivated the crap out of his teammates.
Giguere, reasonably upset at a poor performance by his teammates against the Calgary Flames a few nights prior, was brutally honest with his opinions and thoughts after that game.
"Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don’t care about your Vegas tri...
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While the Anaheim Ducks appear to have a stranglehold on the second seed in the Western Conference playoff chase, the Los Angeles Kings are in a dogfight to secure the fourth seed and home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
When the two teams meet again on Saturday night at 8 p.m. PT on Prime Ticket, it marks the fourth and final regular season meeting and the...
If there is one thing to say about the 2012-13 Anaheim Ducks it is that they are a resilient bunch and it takes a whole lot to ruffle their feathers.
Even after a lackluster 4-1 loss to the 30th-place Colorado Avalanche, it is very easy to simply move on. Let us be realistic, the Ducks missed a golden opportunity to punch their ticket to the postseason on Wednesday night with...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist, and the NHL-worst Colorado Avalanche prevented Anaheim from clinching a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.
Two days after ripping his teammates' work ethic and focus, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves in his first win in nearly two months for Colorado, which snapped a five-game...
Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau expects nothing less than a deep playoff run. That's made it more difficult for him to look past a rough performance as the regular season winds down.
With his team on the brink of clinching a postseason berth, Boudreau canceled a planned day off and put Anaheim to work in preparation for Saturday night's road contest with the Los Angeles...
Guan Tianlang may be the youngest golfer ever to compete in The Masters, but that doesn’t mean the officials at Augusta are going to take it easy on the youngster.
The 14-year-old was given a one-stroke penalty for slow play at the 17th hole — a penalty that hasn’t been handed out on a PGA Tour since 1995 — and is now dangerously close to the cut line.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere is “embarrassed” by the Avalanche. Image Credit: AP
The lockout-shortened season has not been kind to the Colorado Avalanche. Captain Gabriel Landeskog was concussed and missed 12 games. There was the whole Ryan O’Reilly holdout situation, which kept one of their best players off the roster for the first 19 games of the season. And oh yeah, they’re...
The Colorado Avalanche bypassed Vegas, pulled together a full 60-minute effort and came away with a 4-1 victory in Anaheim over the Ducks.
Two days after calling out his team for their pitiful performance, Jean-Sebastien Giguere backstopped the Avs who played as inspired as they have all season..
Matt Duchene stepped up to the Giguere's challenge to be the best player on...
Jan Hejda scored with 7.6 seconds remaining and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 24 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally for a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Hejda scored on a shot from just inside the blue line that beat a screened Cory Schneider. It was Hejda's first goal of the season.
Gabriel Landeskog, Cody McLeod and P.A. Parenteau also scored...