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Trades The Vancouver Canucks Need To Make

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Canucks, For the Canucks to retool this thing and compete in the Pac Division, they need to trade one of their defencemen and also Ryan Kesler. The organization needs skill and has a pretty significant void right about now with NHL ready prospects. A Kesler trade at the draft was expected to get the ball rolling.  But they just...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks beat LA 4-3 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Between the 20-year-old goalie with 39 saves and the 21-year-old forward with two goals, Teemu Selanne wasn't sure which youngster deserved the most credit for propelling the Anaheim Ducks' veterans to the brink of the Western Conference finals. Selanne is only certain the Ducks' youth movement is happening at an ideal time for their Stanley Cup...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks' 4-3 win over Kings in Game 5 marks the dawn of a new ice edge

Devante Smith-Pelly scored on a deflected shot in the opening minutes of the second period Monday night. He scored again on a beauty of a backhander on a breakaway moments later. Jakob Silfverberg then slammed a rebound into the back of the net later still. The Ducks turned the Honda Center electric with a stunning display of offensive hockey to start the middle period of what became...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Unusual suspects carry Ducks to Game 5 win, push Kings to brink

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Something finally went the way it was supposed to in the Freeway Faceoff series: The home team won at home. Yet still, the unconventionality of the series continued Monday night as a 20-year-old goaltender stopped 39 shots and a winger only a year older than him scored twice as the Ducks edged the Kings 4-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, Monday...
Via Fox Sports West
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks lean on Smith-Pelly and Gibson, who’s impressed(?) Darryl Sutter

The Anaheim Ducks used a 3-goal second period and a pair of Devante Smith-Pelly goals to build a 4-1 lead over the Los Angeles Kings, and then they held on, leaning hard on John Gibson (who stopped 39 of 42 shots against) to defeat the Kings 4-3, taking a 3-games-to-2 lead in the teams' second-round series... But the coaches stole the show in both of Monday night'...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Hold Off Kings Late Rally

Photo Via: Wikimedia Commons / Arnold C (Buchanan-Hermit) For the first time in this series, the Home team has won. After Nick Bonino opened the scoring for the Ducks, the Kings quickly answered with a goal by Trevor Lewis. However, just a minute into the 2nd period, Devante Smith-Pelly would score a powerplay goal for Anaheim that started a run of dominating play over the majority...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win third straight to put Kings on verge of elimination

  Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals 1:23 apart in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Monday night. John Gibson made 39 saves in his second career playoff start as the Ducks took a 3-2 lead in the second-round series with their third straight victory. Nick Bonino...
Via Fox Sports West
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Take Down Kings

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Michael Miller The series between the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks has been back and forth the whole way, and continued it’s ways, with the series being tied 2-2 after the Ducks 2-0 victory. In the first period, the Ducks scored the only two goal needed to win the game. Devante Smith-Pelly and Ryan Getzlaf both knocked goals within the last five minutes...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks' 20-year-old goalie shuts out Kings in debut to tie series

  John Gibson made 28 saves in his dynamic NHL playoff debut, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks evened their second-round playoff series with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night. Devante Smith-Pelly also scored in the first period and Corey Perry had two assists for the top-seeded Ducks, who bounced back from two...
Via Fox Sports West
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Ducks can win game 2

The Anaheim Ducks were seven seconds away from taking a 1-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs--only to see Marian Gaborik tie the game by batting the puck out of midair. And then, about halfway through the overtime, Gaborik tipped the puck towards the net. It hit the post and went in behind Jonas Hiller. What was almost a victory...
Via Puckrant.com
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping the 1st round series between Anaheim and Dallas

The Ducks and Stars finished a hard fought series last night, with the Ducks coming up with a huge come from behind win victory to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was a physical series with a lot of goals scored. Neither team was willing to back down and the fans of both teams were treated to six exciting games. In the end the Ducks were left standing...
Via Puckrant.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks depth leads to game 6 win

With a potential game seven looming, the Ducks did not want to have a repeat of what happened a season ago against Detroit. Holding a 3-2 series lead and with home ice advantage in game seven, the Ducks ended up falling to the Red Wings in a hard fought, tightly contested series. But on a night when it looked like the Ducks needed their stars to shine, it was their depth that came...
Via Puckrant.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Blackhawks, Ducks move on, but we're all winners

OK, we're sold. This new NHL playoff format is awesome. With the exception of Montreal-Tampa, the 2 vs. 3 division matchups have been heated, three of the four wild cards lived up to their titles, and the games have been tight and tense. The Blackhawks and Ducks cheated us out of Game 7s on Sunday, but there is still potential from the Wild-Avalanche, Kings-Sharks, Penguins-Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Stars in OT to clinch series in 6

The Anaheim Ducks scored two third period goals to tie Game 6 at 4-4 before Nick Banino scored 2:47 into overtime, and the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch the first-round series. Banino’s first goal came with 2:10 remaining in regulation when he put the puck past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen short side.  Devante Smith-Pelly scored with 24...
Via Sports-Glory
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars' season ends after Game 6 late lead slips away

DALLAS (AP) -- Nick Bonino scored 2:47 into overtime, after getting one of Anaheim's two goals late in regulation, and the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch the first-round series. The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime for the first time in the series. In OT, Bonino skated around the from behind the net and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Stars 5-4 in OT to clinch series in 6

DALLAS (AP) -- Nick Bonino scored 2:47 into overtime, after getting one of Anaheim's two goals late in regulation, and the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch the first-round series. The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime for the first time in the series. Bonino skated around the from behind the net and got a puck...
Via Fox Sports West
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Bonino Scores Game Winner In Overtime Of Game 6 To Send Anaheim Ducks Into Second Round

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Nick Bonino scored the game and series winning goal, just 2:47 into overtime of game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Dallas Stars led the game 4-2 with just about 2 minutes left in the third period, but Nick Bonino and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored to send the game into overtime. Check out the overtime winner and the goals that...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Bonino Scores Game Winner In Overtime To Send Anaheim Ducks Into Second Round

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Nick Bonino scored the game and series winning goal, just 2:47 into overtime of game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Dallas Stars led the game 4-2 with just about 2 minutes left in the third period, but Nick Bonino and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored to send the game into overtime. Check out the overtime winner and the goals that...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Clinches Western Conference in Win over LA

All Anaheim needed was a point in order to clinch the Western Conference, but they got two in a 4-3 shootout victory over Los Angeles. “They all knew they just needed a point,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “We never talked about it, but you could tell after the game was over, they all knew. Some of them were high-fiving each other. That’s a pretty big accomplishment for...
Via On the Duck Pond
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks shoot down Kings, win Western Conference title

The Ducks needed one point in the standings Saturday night at Staples Center to clinch the best record in the Western Conference and earn the not-so-small bonus of locking up home-ice advantage for at least the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings needed to hold the Ducks to four goals or less in order to claim at least a share of the Jennings Trophy as the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puckrant.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports West
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim earned back-to-back Pacific Division championships after defeating San Jose

Final Score: Ducks 5, Sharks 2 Scratches: Luca Sbisa, Mark Fistric, Tim Jackman, Sami Vatanen, Rickard Rakell, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Frederik Andersen First Period Recap This one was hyped up to be a playoff-like game and it didn't disappoint. Cam Fowler made his return to the lineup after being out for what seemed like an eternity (actually 12 games). Bruce Beaudreau...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Slick by Ducks 4-2

Oh Canada……well, if nothing else the Anaheim Ducks can console themselves that they are done with Edmonton for the remainder of the season.   The 4-2 loss to the Oilers was their third meeting in 10 days, only once getting a win. Those are points the Ducks need if they want to make certain they stay on top of the Pacific Division.   The Oilers may be at the bottom of the entire...
Via On the Duck Pond
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk Today

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - I can still see the Anaheim Ducks going hard for Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler this summer. Anaheim has centre Jakob Silfverberg, big winger Devante-Smith Pelly or speedy Emerson Etem, a defenceman like Sami Vatanen or Luca Sbisa and a first-round draft pick to offer - People say there will be 4,000 obstructed view seats...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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