Found May 13, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Be sure to follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The Anaheim Ducks blew a 3-2 series lead and lost a heartbreaker in Game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night - meaning their season is now over. While the Ducks are fine cap wise, there was speculation all season that Ducks star forward, Bobby Ryan, could be available. He wasn't moved at the deadline but many believed at the time that...

Slow start haunts Ducks in season-ending loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks' magical season came to a crashing halt Sunday night at Honda Center. The Detroit Red Wings shocked the second seeded Ducks, downing Anaheim 3-2 in the deciding Game 7 of their opening-round playoff series. Its obviously very disappointing, said a somber Teemu Selanne. We had two chances to close them out and we couldnt do it. Thats very...

A Bruce Boudreau coached team suffers another playoff letdown

The Anaheim Ducks finished second in the Western Conference, winning their second Pacific Division banner and giving their fans high hopes for the post-season. They were expected to make the playoffs this season, but the finish, despite the presence of superstars like Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Bobby Ryan, and Ryan Getzlaf, was a pleasant surprise. A team with a 30-12-6 record...

Ducks still crushed by early playoff elimination

Two days after Detroit abruptly ended the Anaheim Ducks' season, they still can't believe they're already done for the summer. The second-seeded Ducks expected a long playoff run after winning the Pacific Division with the best points percentage in franchise history. None of it helped in their seven-game loss to the Red Wings. General manager Bob Murray built a potential...

Todd Cordell: What's The New Jersey Devils Biggest Need?

Be sure to follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The NHL playoffs have just over a month remaining which means there is just over a month until New Jersey Devils GM, Lou Lamoriello, can begin to alter his team. Lamoriello is in unfamiliar territory as the Devils have missed the playoffs in two out of three seasons for the first time since the 1990's. Most people who...

The Red Wings Were A Little Better Than The Ducks

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, What should have been a memory for the ages — a Game 7, a defining moment every NHL player craves — evolved into a dispirited 3-2 loss for the second-seeded Ducks, who were a step slower and a split-second behind the seventh-seeded Red Wings most of the night. "I don't think anybody expected to come up short," Ducks...

Ducks still crushed by early exit

Two days after Detroit abruptly ended Anaheim's season, the Ducks were still in disbelief. Even after they were forced to Game 7 against the Red Wings on Sunday night, the Ducks expected to spend Tuesday opening their first postseason matchup with the Los Angeles Kings, not packing boxes and bidding summer farewells after one of the best regular seasons in club history. '...

Matthew Barry: Bruce Boudreau = FAIL!

Leave it to the Ducks to screw up a showdown with the Kings in what might be Teemu Selanne's final season. How can the Ducks lose to THAT defense? I'll tell you how. Bruce Boudreau in the post season is horrid: This is his record with an amazing Washington team: 2007-08 Washington - Lost in round 1 2008-09 Washington - Lost in round 2 2009-10 Washington ...

Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk TKO'd Janne Pesonen; Hit a dude on the bench in the face with his stick

Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk knocked Janne Pesonen off his feet as Russia lost to Finland at the World Championships Friday. And he also got a nice stick-to-the-face in later. **Follow... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Steve Palumbo: Bottom Line: Ducks Didn't Deserve to Win this Series

It's easy to point out all the "what if's" when talking about the Anaheim Ducks and their untimely first round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But, reality is this team didn't deserve to beat a much hungrier Detroit Red Wings teams. I didn't like this match-up from the outset and the Wings did everything in their power to support my feelings. ...

Roger Mussa: Devils in the off-season: IIHF World Championships

*** Follow me @NJDAdvocate As the Ice Hockey World Championship nears the medal round in Sweden/Finland, I thought I'd give a quick update on how our Devils are doing in the NHL off-season. Ilya Kovalchuk leads the tourney in scoring with 13 points in 7 games (8g,5a) along with a leading 29 penalty minutes. How is that for a stat sheet! Glad to see him still dominating...

Anaheim Eliminated by Detroit

The season started so well for the Anaheim Ducks, but the party is over. On Sunday night the Ducks were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in game seven by a score of 3-2.  Adios first round.  Adios potential match up with the Los Angeles Kings.   Now the Ducks will begin their off season. “It’s very disappointing," said Teemu Selanne. "We had two chances...


3 California Hockey Teams in the 2nd Round! Well the Anaheim Ducks sure screwed this concept up, huh? Flags inspired by Battle of Cali. Kings-Sharks. Round 2. In more ways than one. Let's do this.   It's always an honor and a pleasure when Hockey Blogging Overlord Greg Wyshynski from Yahoo's Puck Daddy asks you to write a eulogy for a NHL...
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