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Ducks fire assistant coach Lauer, but Boudreau will return

  Coach Bruce Boudreau will return to the Anaheim Ducks next season, although he'll be without one of his assistants. Assistant coach Brad Lauer was fired Tuesday after general manager Bob Murray completed his postseason evaluation of the three-time Pacific Division champion Ducks. They lost the Western Conference Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games last month. Lauer...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks fire assistant coach, but Boudreau will return

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coach Bruce Boudreau will return to the Anaheim Ducks next season, although he'll be without one of his assistants. Assistant coach Brad Lauer was fired Tuesday after general manager Bob Murray completed his postseason evaluation of the three-time Pacific Division champion Ducks. They lost the Western Conference Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Boudreau doesn't believe he's to blame the reason for Game 7 losses

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau does not have a very good track record when it comes to Game 7s.After his Ducks lost 5-3 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, Boudreau's career Game 7 record dropped to a woeful 1-6. He's the only coach in NHL history to lose three straight Game 7s on home ice, which he has done with both the Ducks and the Washington Capitals."I don...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Blackhawks Add “Country Music Stars” to Resume

The Chicago Blackhawks are on their way back to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals for the third time in five years. Up to this point it has been a crazy ride throughout the playoffs: the goalie carousel against Nashville; having to deal with the Predator’s “Keep out the Red” antics; sweeping the Minnesota Wild and knocking them out of the playoffs for the third year in a row; and...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau Still Can’t Win the Big One

View image | gettyimages.com Anaheim Ducks fans now know how Washington Capitals fans feel about Bruce Boudreau after the Ducks fell short of the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. The Ducks have lost a Game 7 on home ice each of the past three seasons — all with Boudreau at the helm. From the moment...
Via KCM Sports
May 31, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks head home for Game 7 after 5-2 loss to Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he saw something in his team in the second period for the first time in the playoffs. It wasn't good, either. The Ducks allowed three goals in a 3:45 span in the middle period and lost 5-2 to Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, sending the Western Conference finals to a Game 7 back in Southern California...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should We Root For Now?

Bruce Boudreau in Laurel (M. Richter) Caps fans’ hangover may not be completely over, but at some point we still need to start watching hockey again. Now is as good a time as any. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks series is 2-2. Tampa Bay leads New York 3-2 going back to Tampa, but the Rangers, as we […]
Via Capitals Outsider
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

CHICAGO (AP) Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. Any doubts he had about fatigue and his squad's ability to bounce back after a disheartening loss in triple overtime less than 48 hours earlier disappeared even before the midday shoot-around. ''Nobody mentioned anything,'' Boudreau said after the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks' Corey Perry misses 2nd straight practice with injury

  Corey Perry has missed his second straight practice with the Anaheim Ducks to rest for the Western Conference finals. Perry stuck to a stationary bike Thursday, but coach Bruce Boudreau expects him to play when the Ducks open the series Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Perry is the top scorer in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 15 points in nine games for the Ducks, who went...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau finally gets playoff redemption

  While the Anaheim Ducks stormed the ice to celebrate Corey Perry's series-clinching overtime goal, Bruce Boudreau looked up and saw his two sons and his wife, Crystal, hugging and hopping in the frenzied Honda Center stands. They turned and locked eyes with Boudreau, maniacally pointing at him. So Boudreau pointed back, and unadulterated joy flooded over a face that usually registers...
Via AP on Fox
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau finally gets his playoff redemption

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) While the Anaheim Ducks stormed the ice to celebrate Corey Perry's series-clinching overtime goal, Bruce Boudreau looked up and saw his two sons and his wife, Crystal, hugging and hopping in the frenzied Honda Center stands. They turned and locked eyes with Boudreau, maniacally pointing at him. So Boudreau pointed back, and unadulterated joy flooded over a face...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Bloguin Best
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks' Boudreau, Caps' Trotz close to their 1st conf. finals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Bruce Boudreau and Barry Trotz have heard the rap for their entire NHL coaching careers. They both realize they've been labeled as outstanding regular-season tacticians who just can't lead teams deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. On the brink of their first career trips to the conference finals, Boudreau and Trotz would rather talk about almost anything else...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boudreau trying to get a spark with lineup changes

Bruce Boudreau has changed up the lines a bit after the recent Game 3 loss in practice.The top two lines, consisting of Patrick Maroon, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on the first and Matt Beleskey, Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg remain unchanged. But Boudreau has inserted a bit of speed in his bottom six, replacing Kyle Palmieri on the third line with Tomas Fleischmann and Emerson...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 8th, 2015

    A daily links column for what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than pizza and beer with Bruce Boudreau Thanks for all your help with naming this column.  Even you, trolls. Fun first week erreybody. The Pittsburgh Penguins The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins That’s right…we are going AHL – One night after...
Via The Pensblog
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks capitalizing on long breaks in a sparse April schedule

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Although rest is important in any Stanley Cup playoff push, the Anaheim Ducks hope they're not getting too much of a good thing. When the Ducks take their home ice Thursday night to open their second-round series against the Calgary Flames, Anaheim will have played just six games in the previous four weeks. ''I'm antsy, so I've got to believe they're antsy,...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks surprise themselves with 1st-round sweep of Jets

  Even the Anaheim Ducks are a bit surprised to be the first team through to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Although the Ducks fully expect to contend for a title, they never imagined they would start the postseason by steamrolling the once-streaking Winnipeg Jets. ''I'd be lying if I thought it was going to be a four-game sweep after the way Winnipeg played in the...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks surprise themselves with 1st-round sweep of Winnipeg

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Even the Anaheim Ducks are a bit surprised to be the first team through to the second round of the NHL playoffs. Although the Ducks fully expect to contend for the Stanley Cup, they never imagined they would start the postseason with a sweep of the Winnipeg Jets, who entered the playoffs as one of the league's best teams. Instead, the Ducks rallied from a deficit...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks: Pacific Division champs aren’t celebrating yet

The Anaheim Ducks have dominated in the regular season once again and clinched the best record in the Pacific Division with their 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The division title is Anaheim’s third straight, and fourth in franchise history (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015). Head coach Bruce Boudreau’s seventh full season as an NHL coach has led to his seventh division...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau on loss to Sens: 'We better get our heads out of our butts'

Just two days removed from a win over one of the Eastern Conference's best, the Anaheim Ducks fell to one of the conference's worst. After a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their own barn Wednesday night, the question begs to be asked: How can the Ducks look so dominant one day and so flat the next? With so much late-game magic, they've been nearly unbeatable against the west...
Via Fox Sports West
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau on loss to Sens: 'We better get our heads out of our butts'

  Just two days removed from a win over one of the Eastern Conference's best, the Anaheim Ducks fell to one of the conference's worst. After a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their own barn Wednesday night, the question begs to be asked: How can the Ducks look so dominant one day and so flat the next? With so much late-game magic, they've been nearly unbeatable against the West...
Via Fox Sports West
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks' Beauchemin on shootout victory: 'We didn't quit. We kept going'

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has managed to steer the team back towards the win column during the two-game Western Canada swing, but coming home to the Honda Center Monday night, there was one more message he felt he needed to instill in order to see the wins go from two, to three, to four and more. Don't panic. The Ducks taste in music tends to veer more towards pop but maybe...
Via Fox Sports West
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals-Ducks Preview

Since winning his first matchup against his former team, Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has dropped the past two, with the latest coming last weekend. Having snapped one of their longest skids of the season, the Ducks will try to keep heading in the right direction by ending a four-game home losing streak to the Washington Capitals in Sunday's rematch. After taking over Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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