Ducks wrap up 1st overall in the West

  Tonight, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout and clinched the first seed in the Western Conference. They've guaranteed themselves home ice through the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, if they advance that far. They will face the Dallas Stars in the opening round of the playoffs. I'll post multiple previews of the series in...
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Ducks beat Kings in potential playoff preview

LOS ANGELES -- The Ducks and Kings engaged in a fierce overtime battle that essentially was meaningless. Yet the battle that waged during the five sudden-death minutes and the ensuing shootout gave the hockey world a glimpse of a potential second-round playoff matchup. While it was the Ducks that won this battle, 4-3 in a shootout, the preview of a possible Stanley Cup Playoff war...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Torey Krug or Devante Smith-Pelly Win the Amica Coverage Play of the Week? staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET and conclude on Monday.  Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely fill...
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Lack of Vision Leads to Defensive Breakdown, Goal Scored by Anaheim’s Devante Smith-Pelly (Video)

The Bruins went down by one goal in first period of Thursday night’s matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, and poor defensive decisions were to blame. Some poor decision-making resulted in the B’s trying to force the puck out of their end. It ended up exactly where they didn’t want it to — on the sticks of the Ducks. Devante Smith-Pelly was able to capitalize on the Bruins...
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith-Pelly shines in challenging first season

There are statistics for hits, blocked shots and ice-time, but in any thorough analysis, there isn't really a number that gives an accurate reading of "toughness" or "endurance". Devante Smith-Pelly's four goals and seven points through 35 games with the Anaheim Ducks don't provide the most complete representation of the character he's displayed...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ankle injury a setback for Smith-Pelly, Ducks

It can be a gamble, but NHL General Managers don't like to look at it that way. When an underage NHL player is cleared to play for Canada in the World Junior Championships, his parent club expects a deep tournament run that culminates in a treasured opportunity to represent one's country. The experience gained from skating in a competition that features the best teenage...
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December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Ducks RW Smith-Pelly suffers broken foot at world juniors

Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly suffered a broken bone in his left foot during the opening game of the world junior hockey championships on Monday night. Smith-Pelly was injured in Canada's 8-1 win over Finland when he blocked a shot with his skate. He is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks with a fracture of the first metatarsal bone. Smith-Pelly had...
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith-Pelly Fractures His Foot In WJC

via the Ducks’ media relations department, Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly suffered a fractured left foot (fractured first metatarsal bone) after blocking a shot during Team Canada’s 8-1 win over Finland at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship today in Edmonton, Alberta. Smith-Pelly is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Via Kukla's Korner
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Ducks Loan Smith-Pelly to Hockey Canada

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has loaned right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to Hockey Canada for the upcoming 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. &nb...
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Aaron Rome ejected for Smith-Pelly hit

By Alexander Monaghan President Earlier tonight Aaron Rome received a five-minute major and 10 minute misconduct when he elbowed Devante Smith-Pelly of the Anaheim Ducks. The Vancouver Canuck defenseman landed yet another controversial hit at the 11:04 marker of the second period after catching the Ducks rookie in the head with an errant forearm. Let’s check out the hit: ...
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November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

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