Found March 27, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
Good things usually keep snowballing into more good things. Bad things have a way of doing the same thing, but in the wrong direction. The Ducks are currently rolling downhill with three losses in a row, their most recent coming at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
As if consecutive losses to the Detroit Red Wings were not enough, Anaheim continued their current trend of not sticking to their game plan and not showing up until later in the game when facing the Sharks. Most of the season the Ducks have worked hard, been patient, stuck to the game plan and most importantly had the confidence that they can win, no matter the score. They need to get that back if they want to correct the course they are currently on.
Is fatigue finally catching up? Possibly, but no more than other teams also enduring the shortened and compressed season.
"No excuses," said Corey Perry. "Everyone's got short days. It's a little adversity we've...
BEST OF MAXIM
The gloves literally flew off both Dan Boyle and Corey Perry's hands after the San Jose Shark's defenseman took offense at his one-time Team Canada teammate Perry's stick to the ribs late in the third period of the Shark's 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Boyle flipped out after they batted all game but it seemed like known agitator Perry's contact on a shorthanded...
Pretty outstanding effort from the Sharks these last two games (how often have we said that since January?), outscoring the Ducks, the second-best team in the West right now, 9-3.
Maybe Ducks winger Corey Perry, a recent recipient of a $69 million contract extension, was sick of it by the time the Sharks scored what proved to be the final goal of Wednesday night’s contest, a shorty...
Dan Boyle and Corey Perry got into a good old punch-flinging fight in Wednesday night’s Avalanche-Sharks game, but the scrap hardly had the best punch of the night. While Boyle and Perry duked it out in the third period and got their respective penalty minutes, the real fun came a few minutes before, when the Sharks went up 4-0. As San Jose took off down the ice on an odd-man rush...
In an effort to add a little more veteran punch (and perhaps a boost to the penalty killing) the Ducks have signed right wing Radek Dvorak to a one-year contract. The contract is pro-rated at $675,000.
Dvorak, 36, has been playing in Davos, Switzerland, all year. He is the veteran of 1,191 NHL games with Florida, the New York Rangers, Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Dallas...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Clowe has a full no-trade clause. The San Jose Sharks have to run this thing by him in order to get a deal done.
Which means if, for whatever reason, Clowe doesn’t believe a certain team is a good fit, he can nix it. Although, in the same vein, Sharks GM Doug Wilson did well by Douglas Murray in the move to Pittsburgh, the sense is that Wilson...
Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday.
Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each scored for the third consecutive game for the Sharks, who are on their longest winning streak since starting the season with seven straight wins.
San Jose had won just...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday. Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each scored for the third consecutive game for the Sharks, who are on their longest winning streak since starting the season with seven straight wins...
Add Logan Couture to the long list of players that have been victimized by Paval Datsyuk’s craftiness.
Thursday night the magician Datsyuk was able to knock San Jose’s Logan Couture off his feet without even touching him. Instead Datsyuk used one of his patented dekes to take Couture out of the play and totally embarrass the San Jose forward on his home ice.
It is a good thing the Ducks have built a nice cushion in the Pacific Division, because right now, they are tanking. Bad.
After a marvelous and unexpected start to the season that has included two defeats of Chicago, the number one team in the NHL, Anaheim has now managed to string together a four game losing streak that does not look pretty.
Really? This is the same...
Nice shorthanded goal by Tommy Wingels to put the Sharks up 4-0 over the Ducks, but watch Corey Perry with a needless shot to Dan Boyle who was following the play.
No penalty on the play but Boyle and Perry did go at it soon after this goal.
Pavel Datsyuk could dangle his way out of a straight jacket. Thursday during the Red Wings-Sharks game, Datsyuk got fancy in the corner against Sharks center Logan Couture. Couture was left grasping for air as he landed on his tuckus.
Fox Sports Detroit’s Mickey Redmond absolutely loved it, and rightfully so.
The Detroit Red Wings hope to sweep their Western U.S. road trip when they face off against the San Jose Sharks (10:30 PM EDT, FSD/CSN Bay Area/97.1 FM) tonight, but they face a particularly dificult task as the Sharks have handed the Ducks back-to-back losses, are desperate to improve their place in the Western Conference standings and plan on making good on game #2 of a 7-game...
The Detroit Red Wings face quite the task in attempting to both sweep their Western U.S. road trip against the San Jose Sharks tonight (10:30 PM EDT, FSD/CSN Bay Area/97.1 FM) and keep the Sharks off their backs for a simple reason: while the Wings spent Tuesday relaxing and Wednesday getting back to work, the Sharks did the exact same thing to Anaheim that the Wings did on Friday...