Found April 23, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
It took them a little longer than expected, but the Ducks finally clinched the Pacific Division title on Monday. They also assured themselves of the number two spot in the Western Conference, which means home ice at least in the first two rounds of the playoffs (assuming they make it past round one).
Breathe a little sigh of relief that the team is back on track. Finally.
After four losses in a row, the Ducks took a mini time-out before back to back games in Edmonton and whatever they did, it worked.
With a 3-0 shutout, the Ducks played two very good games in Edmonton and have seemingly righted the ship that was going askew.
"I think it was certainly important to win the division," said Francois Beauchemin, " but it was more important to get back to playing the way we know we can. It was a good two games for us, and that's what's most important."
Nothing much changed between Sunday and Monday except the goaltenders. Viktor Fasth ...
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After failing to qualify for the playoffs last season, the Anaheim Ducks were picked by most NHL pundits to once again, be one of the leagues bottom feeders. With a 3-0 victory over Edmonton on Monday night, the Ducks clinched their second Pacific Division title in their 20-year history.
Its exciting to win the Pacific Division. Its really big for us, said forward Andrew Cogliano...
Viktor Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks, who won back-to-back games in Edmonton to capture their first division title since 2007 - the year they went on to win the Stanley Cup...
It took a little longer than expected but the Anaheim Ducks have finally wrapped up the Pacific Division and number two overall in the Western Conference.
A four-game skid prolonged the inevitable. All it took was back-to-back games against the reeling Edmonton Oilers to get the Ducks turned around before heading into the playoffs.
Jonas Hiller and Fasth combined to allowed...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Viktor Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks, who won back-to-back games in Edmonton to capture their first division title since 2007 -- the year they went...
Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks rocks Teemu Hartikainen of the Edmonton Oilers.
Good, clean, hard hit, a joy to watch.
Video via Sportsnet, hit at the :15 second mark.
The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks both just clinched their respective divisions. There's a lot of work ahead for both clubs if they're going to meet in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Anaheim will try to close out its road schedule with a third straight victory on Thursday night when the Cory Schneider-less Canucks go for a ninth consecutive victory...
Anaheim finally figured out how to end a four game losing skid by defeating Edmonton 3-1 on Sunday. It was part one of a two part series with the Oilers that will conclude on Monday.
The Ducks still had to come back from behind, as the Oilers scored first. Taylor Hall had the only goal for Edmonton just one minute into the game. Not a great way to start, but Anaheim...