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Chicago Blackhawks Must Improve Powerplay to Get Past Ducks

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 28: Nate Thompson #44 of the Anaheim Ducks and Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks battle for the puck during the NHL game on October 28, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Chicago Blackhawks currently trail the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in their Western conference final series after dropping...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Third line producing against Blackhawks

When you have to play against one of the best teams in the league like the Chicago Blackhawks, you better make sure everyone is at the top of their game.The Blackhawks have four fierce defensemen capable of shutting down some of the top offensive players in the game. But they generally won't focus too much on the third line.Well, maybe they should start to, because Andrew Cogliano...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Cogliano and the third line coming up big against Hawks

Andrew Cogliano, Nate Thompson, and Kyle Palmieri aren’t necessarily well-known for their scoring ability. The Anaheim Ducks’ third line is mostly known for their speed and strong forechecking. However, since the start of the Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, the members of the third line have found their way on the score sheet quite a bit. Forward Andrew...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks dominate play but Ducks come away with series-opening win

You won't find many 4-1 games where the losing team dominates play. Such was the case Sunday in Anaheim. The Chicago Blackhawks controlled possession for the majority of the first two periods, the Blackhawks had the better scoring chances for the majority of the game and, at times, it was downright stunning to watch the disparity between the two NHL semifinalists. The Ducks won't...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks dominate play, but Ducks come away with series-opening win

You won't find many 4-1 games where the losing team dominates play. Such was the case Sunday in Anaheim. The Chicago Blackhawks controlled possession for the majority of the first two periods, the Blackhawks had the better scoring chances for the majority of the game and, at times, it was downright stunning to watch the disparity between the two NHL semifinalists. The Ducks won't...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Andersen's Ducks knock off Blackhawks 4-1 in WCF opener

Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and Kyle Palmieri also scored for the Ducks. They opened their first conference finals in eight years with a strong all-around performance while improving...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andersen's Ducks knock off Blackhawks 4-1 in WCF opener

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and Kyle Palmieri also scored for the Ducks. They opened their first conference finals in eight years with a strong all-around...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' playoff express rolls on in opener against Blackhawks

  Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and Kyle Palmieri also scored for the Ducks. They opened their first conference finals in eight years with a strong all-around performance while improving...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/17/15

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 10: Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks, who scored the game winning goal in overtime, gets congratulated by teammate Nate Thompson #44 against Calgary Flames in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 10, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Ducks eliminated the Flames, 3-2, in overtime. (Photo by Kevork...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|14|15

On to the next round. The New York Rangers won a Game 7 overtime-thriller last night against the Washington Capitals, eliminating D.C. to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for their third time in the past four years. Why am I reminding you? Well, it’s simple. For you, Islanders fans, there is finally a team worth rooting for in the East. It wasn’t going to be the Capitals...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 13: Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates to the bench after getting hit in the face with a puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Via Lightning Shout
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2, stay unbeaten in playoffs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks remained unbeaten in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim goalie Gibson misses practice with upper-body injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ducks goalie John Gibson has missed practice with an upper-body injury. Center Nate Thompson also didn't practice Monday when the Ducks began preparations for their first-round playoff series against Winnipeg. The 21-year-old Gibson hasn't played since April 3 for the Pacific Division champion Ducks. The elite prospect missed much of the season with injuries...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks clinch Pacific Division title, rout Oilers 5-1

Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration. Late in another dominant regular season, the Ducks are determined to stay focused on bigger achievements. Andrew Cogliano and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, and the...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks rout Oilers, clinch third straight Pacific Division title

  Andrew Cogliano and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their third straight Pacific Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and Simon Despres also scored in the fourth straight win for the NHL-leading Ducks, who became the first team to wrap up a division race with...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks clinch Pacific Division title, rout Oilers 5-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Andrew Cogliano and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their third straight Pacific Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and Simon Despres also scored in the fourth straight win for the NHL-leading Ducks, who became the first team to wrap up a...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Makes Pivotal Stop On Nate Thompson In Bruins’ Loss To Ducks (Video)

Even when the rest of the Boston Bruins struggle, Tuukka Rask usually finds a way to stand out. The Finnish goaltender made 29 saves against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in his career-high 62nd game of the season, and one of them was particularly commendable. During the third period, Anaheim drove toward the net after a Bruins turnover and had a particularly...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks come back from 2 goals down, beat Predators 4-2

Kyle Palmieri scored the tying goal and Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead 35 seconds later, leading Anaheim back from a two-goal deficit with a four-goal third period in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf scored early in the third and Cam Fowler added a power-play goal for the Ducks, who roared back from two scoreless periods to reclaim sole possession...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks come back from 2 goals down, beat Predators 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kyle Palmieri scored the tying goal and Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead 35 seconds later, leading Anaheim back from a two-goal deficit with a four-goal third period in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf scored early in the third and Cam Fowler added a power-play goal for the Ducks, who roared back from two scoreless periods...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks stage 11th third-period rally of season, beat Predators

  Kyle Palmieri scored the tying goal and Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead 35 seconds later, leading Anaheim back from a two-goal deficit with a four-goal third period in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf scored early in the third and Cam Fowler added a power-play goal for the Ducks, who roared back from two scoreless periods to reclaim sole possession...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks-Flames Preview

The Anaheim Ducks have hit a bump in their push for the top spot in the Western Conference. They'll look to avoid yet another costly defeat when they face a Calgary Flames team that's surged into the thick of the playoff race. The Ducks try to avoid a third straight loss Wednesday night when they visit the Flames, who stormed back to earn an improbable point their last time out....
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kassian's 3rd-period goal lifts Canucks over Ducks 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Zack Kassian's third-period goal lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Bo Horvat had the other goal for Vancouver, and Eddie Lack stopped 29 shots as the Canucks beat the Ducks in regulation for the first time in more than two years. Emerson Etem had the lone goal for the Ducks, who have dropped two straight...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Andersen plays through flu as Ducks extend home win streak over Flames

Not to be cliche, but this one might be remembered as Frederik Andersen's Flu Game. Wednesday night at the Honda Center, Andersen showed us his character and competitive drive when he backstopped the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win over the surging Calgary Flames despite playing through the flu. It was a strong performance that sent the Ducks out on a high note as they won their fifth...
Via Fox Sports West
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson's Player Profile

Nate Thompson #44: Position: Center Birthdate: October 5, 1984 Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska Shoots: Left Total NHL regular season games played: 423 Total NHL Playoff games played: 22 Social Media:     Twitter: @NateThompson4 Nate Thompson may be new to the Ducks this season, but he is a seasoned veteran in the NHL. Since acquiring Thompson and his talent from Tampa Bay over...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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