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Ducks one win away from advancing to Stanley Cup Final

  The Anaheim Ducks are one win from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final after Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime to give the Ducks a 5-4 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center. “That’s the biggest goal I’ve ever scored,” Beleskey said. “It’s a great feeling any time you do that, especially...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Ducks defensemen ready to show their playoff toughness

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen got their first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, and the Anaheim Ducks' young defensemen only hungered for more. Vatanen and Lindholm both say they spent the winter preparing for the postseason tournament that began Thursday night when the top-seeded Ducks hosted the Winnipeg Jets, and it's already showing after...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send D Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

  The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota, coach Bruce Boudreau...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New AHL Pacific Division benefits both Kings and Ducks

It took about 10 hours -- maybe more -- of travel for the Anaheim Ducks to get one of their young defensemen to Los Angeles in time for a playoff game last spring.  Sami Vatanen had been with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals in the midst of a playoff run. The Admirals were playing the St. John's Ice Caps, a team located closer to the polar ice caps and even Vatanen's native Finland than...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks blank Blues 3-0 for 5th straight win

Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against St. Louis to...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks News: Vantanen quacks new deal

Young blueliner Sami Vatanen has quacked his way to a new contract.#470280633 / gettyimages.comAnd by quacked, I mean played well in his rookie season. Per Curtis Zupke of NHL.com,Ducks announce two-year contract for Sami Vatanen. One-way deal is worth $1.25M and $1.275M.— Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) July 22, 2014He'll still be an RFA at the end of the deal, however.Sami Vatanen...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks sign defenseman Sami Vatanen to two-year contract

The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen (5-foot-10, 183-pounds) scored 21 points in 48 games with the Ducks last season. He also picked up his first career postseason assist in five games with Anaheim during their Stanley Cup playoff run Vatanen, a native of Jyvaskyla, Finland...
Via Fox Sports West
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Kings, Game 3: Morning skate notebook

LOS ANGELES -- Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau played coy about lineup changes for Thursday night's Game 3 against the Kings but it didn't take long to deduce that defenseman Sami Vatanen and left winger Kyle Palmieri will likely be entered into the lineup. Prior to Thursday's morning skate, the team announced that Vatanen was recalled from the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk,...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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