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Anaheim Ducks: Game over

The Anaheim Ducks are done playing hockey for the 2014-2015 season. Their exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs played out like a movie scene Ducks fans had seen last year and the year before. Saturday night was Anaheim’s third straight Game 7 loss at home. The all too familiar Game 7 disappointment is a hard pill to swallow, and once again the Ducks will carry over their theme of...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Bid A Proper Farewell To The Anaheim Ducks

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing. One of life’s most unfortunate obligations is the imminent disconnection with something you hold very close to you, something you grow to love and cherish over a certain period of time. In the case of the Anaheim Ducks, I believe I speak for all Blackhawks fans when I say that we cannot bid you good riddance fast enough. Farewell, Kenny...
Via Sports Mockery
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 preview: Key players, prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night with a Game 7 win over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay’s opponent will be determined Saturday night when the Anaheim Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. The Ducks had an opportunity to clinch Wednesday in Chicago...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 7 showdown in West finals welcomed by Ducks, Blackhawks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Getzlaf and Jonathan Toews agree that the pain of a Game 7 defeat in the Stanley Cup playoffs doesn't really go away. Instead, good players use that failure to get better while they wait for another chance to take hockey's ultimate test. One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Game 6 Analysis In Four Letters

There is one word that sums up my analysis of game four for the Ducks. D stands for DISASTROUS The Ducks could not win a face off to save their lives. More than 66% of the time, the ‘Hawks started with the puck. The Ducks out shot the ‘Hawks but most of those were 1-and-done shots – no crashing the net, no follow up shots, no screens. A vast majority of the shots came from...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Season on the line

Both players and fans of the Anaheim Ducks will be faced with a familiar feeling on Saturday night. For the third straight season, the Ducks will faceoff at home against a playoff opponent in a must-win Game 7. The past two seasons have resulted in devastating losses at Honda Center. In 2013, the Ducks lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the first round; in 2014, the Ducks fell to their...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Are NHL Title Favorites

The Anaheim Ducks are the NHL title favorites, according to BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frederik Andersen Becoming A Problem For Anaheim

Coming into the Western Conference Final, some writers had pegged the play between the pipes as a significant advantage for the Anaheim Ducks. Frederik Andersen had allowed only 18 goals in nine games in the first two rounds of the playoffs while posting a robust .924 save percentage, numbers that gave many pundits confidence as […] The post Frederik Andersen Becoming A Problem...
Via Committed Indians
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quenneville Goes Nuclear on Anaheim Ducks

There is not a hockey fan in the country, including Nashville and Detroit, which cannot agree that the Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are two of the best players in the league. They may not like the fact of admitting that, but it stands true. Each of these players can accomplish amazing feats, and instantly improve the strength of any line just by their sheer...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ducks score controversial goal

Corey Crawford was pretty upset after Clayton Stoner scored and he had every reason to be. As he was reaching for the puck, Crawford’s glove was bumped by Jakob Silfverberg. The officials appeared to miss the contact completely and the goal counted. Plays like these will benefit from the future addition of a coach’s challenge. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Crawford’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Emilio Estevez supports real Ducks, tweets “Suck it, Windy City windbags!” at Hawks

Sometimes, life imitates art. Actor and director Emilio Estevez is well-known for his role in hits like The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, but many sports fans will always remember him for his role as Gordon Bombay, the coach in the Mighty Ducks movies. Those movies led to the creation of the actual Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a Disney-owned NHL franchise, and while the...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf’s Assists are Giving the Anaheim Ducks an Edge in the Playoffs

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) and Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Desjardins (11) vie or the puck during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Ryan Getzlaf has been on fire this postseason. If not for his contributions, the Ducks may not be leading the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Forced out of Their Comfort Zone Against Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 30: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks handles the puck against Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks on January 30, 2015 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)   Game 5 of the Western conference finals was surely a rollercoaster of emotions for the Chicago Blackhawks. After captain Jonathan...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Emilio Estevez lead the Ducks to victory?

The Anaheim Ducks had one of the greatest fictional coaches ever cheering them on as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5. Emilio Estevez, who played Gordon Bombay, the head coach in the Mighty Duck movies, took to Twitter to inspire the Ducks to victory. Estevez started with an inspiring message before the game. It initially seemed to work. The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey is the Unsung Hero of Anaheim’s Playoff run

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey is congratulated by center Ryan Kesler for scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 NHL playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)   The Anaheim Ducks are a team stacked with some of the NHL’s most talked...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Comeback Wasted, Hawks Fall in OT

A furious comeback wasn’t enough, and one final, costly turnover handed the Anaheim Ducks a Game Five victory and 3-2 series lead. The game’s first period was one of the worst we’ve seen in a long time from the Blackhawks, who put only three shots on net and didn’t generate anything offensively. Cam Fowler started […] The post Comeback Wasted, Hawks Fall in OT appeared...
Via Committed Indians
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Emilio Estevez cheers on the Ducks on Twitter

Emilio Estevez, AKA Gordon Bombay, got the hockey world buzzing on Twitter during Game 5 between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks. Estevez, the head coach of the classic Mighty Ducks series, isn’t very active on Twitter but he surfaced in order to cheer on his Ducks. GO GET 'EM TONIGHT DUCKS!!! @AnaheimDucks#GordonBombay — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Late comebacks haven’t been enough against Blackhawks

The Western Conference Finals have been one heck of a series to watch. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are tied with two wins apiece in a series that has been nothing short of thrilling. For the Ducks, the lesson to be learned is that their characteristic comeback won’t always be enough to win games. The Ducks and Blackhawks have each won a home game and a road game, and...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kesler is key to Anaheim's victories

Where would the Anaheim Ducks be if it wasn't for Ryan Kesler?Probably not in a battle for the Western Conference Championship title.Kesler has stepped up his game to a whole different level. He's always among the league's most elite when it comes to defensive-minded forwards, but he has had to battle a whole different demon in Chicago.Kesler dominated the first two series of the...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stoner commits dirty plays against 'Hawks

Clayton Stoner was lucky to receive just a two-minute penalty for this hit from behind on Marcus Kruger. Stoner cross-checked Kruger, sending him into the boards head-first. Kruger has no time to react or to protect himself, resulting in a nasty collision. Immediately following the hit, Stoner caught Andrew Shaw with a punch, but he escaped discipline on this infraction. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Perry Scores OT Game-Winner For Ducks After Injury Scare (Video)

The Anaheim Ducks went from potentially seeing their season go up in smoke to moving on to the Western Conference finals. The Ducks got the scare of all scares when Corey Perry went down with a nasty-looking leg injury in the second period when he collided with Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan.   The injury certainly looked bad, but Perry eventually was able to return — and...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Emerson Etem scores goal of the playoffs

Emerson Etem has been a disappointment for the Anaheim Ducks this season, but the former first-round pick scored what might be the best goal of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs in Wednesday night’s Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets. Etem skated down the left side into the attacking zone and moved past Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba with a remarkable 1-on-1 move before beating Winnipeg...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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