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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 12/1 – 12/7

The 2014-15 season may be remembered as the season in which the sport of hockey pushed away from fighting. Players are still dropping the mitts, but they are doing so at a greatly reduced rate. Last season we typically were reviewing 20-30 fights each week and now we’re lucky if we have 15 or more. While disappointing, we’re lucky to still be treated to a few outstanding scraps...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2014-15 season may be remembered as the season in which the sport of hockey pushed away from fighting. Players are still dropping the mitts, but they are doing so at a greatly reduced rate. Last season we typically were reviewing 20-30 fights each week and now we’re lucky if we have 15 or more. While disappointing, we’re lucky to still be treated to a few outstanding scraps...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard hits Corey Perry with a Legal Hit, Fights Nate Thompson

If you haven't seen this, it's worth a look. Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard hits Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry with a clean, hard, hip check. Unfortunately for Perry, he was knocked out of the game with a knee injury. Below is the embedded video of the fight in question. Just for the record, last time the Ducks and Wild played, the Ducks were taking runs at the Wild...
Via Goon's World
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings vs. Ducks: Freeway Faceoff rivalry to be renewed Wednesday

If it wasn't a rivalry before, it is now. The Los Angeles Kings had been adamant about saying the annual Freeway Faceoff series against the Anaheim Ducks had been more of a rivalry in the stands than on the ice. It's not a true rivalry until you play them in the playoffs, they insisted.  But a heated seven-game series in the Western Conference Semifinals changed it all.  "We beat...
Via Fox Sports West
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Avalanche Preview

Although the offense hasn't been there, the Anaheim Ducks are thriving on the other end of the ice. The Ducks try to build on their latest defensive display as they close a four-game road trip Sunday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Corey Perry scored his team-leading 10th goal and assisted on Nate Thompson's game winner 2:30 into overtime in Friday's 2-1 win at Dallas. Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars fall in OT to Ducks

DALLAS (AP) -- Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson lifts Ducks over Stars 2-1 in OT

Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals in 12 games...
Via Fox Sports West
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson lifts Ducks over Stars 2-1 in OT

Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals in 12 games...
Via Fox Sports West
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thompson's overtime tally gives Ducks win over Stars

  Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals in 12 games...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson lifts Ducks over Stars 2-1 in OT

DALLAS (AP) Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: no NHL team was more aggressive

The Anaheim Ducks are on the hot seat. They went all in this summer and giving their investments, expectations are sky high. The NHL on NBC’s lead announce team of Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire and Mike “Doc” Emrick were on conference call for national media covering the NHL. Olzcyk gave an interesting take on the Anaheim Ducks: “To me, I don’t think there’s any team...
Via The Sports Bank
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks the team to watch says Eddie Olcyzk

The Anaheim Ducks are on the hot seat. They went all in this summer and giving their investments, expectations are sky high. The NHL on NBC’s lead announce team of Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire and Mike “Doc” Emrick were on conference call for national media covering the NHL. Olzcyk gave an interesting take on the Anaheim Ducks: “To me, I don’t think there’s any team...
Via The Sports Bank
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Preview Capsules

PACIFIC DIVISION ANAHEIM DUCKS LAST SEASON: 54-20-8, 116 points. Won Pacific Division. Lost to Los Angeles in second round of playoffs. COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 4th season with Ducks, 111-55-22; 8th overall in NHL. ADDED: C Ryan Kesler, C Nate Thompson, D Clayton Stoner, LW Dany Heatley. LOST: G Jonas Hiller, RW Teemu Selanne, C Saku Koivu, C Nick Bonino, C Mathieu Perreault, C Daniel...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Taylor Q&A: Lightning ready for season of great expectations

TAMPA, Fla. -- A countdown is on. The Tampa Bay Lightning open a season of great expectations against the Florida Panthers next Thursday night at Amalie Arena. Final preparations are being made, and the preseason ends with a home date against the Panthers on Saturday. Soon, the roster will take shape, and Tampa Bay's attempt to reach the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference Preview Capsules

PACIFIC DIVISION ANAHEIM DUCKS LAST SEASON: 54-20-8, 116 points. Won Pacific Division. Lost to Los Angeles in second round of playoffs. COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 4th season with Ducks, 111-55-22; 8th overall in NHL. ADDED: C Ryan Kesler, C Nate Thompson, D Clayton Stoner, LW Dany Heatley. LOST: G Jonas Hiller, RW Teemu Selanne, C Saku Koivu, C Nick Bonino, C Mathieu Perreault, C Daniel...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks at a glance

ANAHEIM DUCKS LAST SEASON: 54-20-8, 116 points. Won Pacific Division. Lost to Los Angeles in second round of playoffs. COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 4th season with Ducks, 111-55-22; 8th overall in NHL. ADDED: C Ryan Kesler, C Nate Thompson, D Clayton Stoner, LW Dany Heatley. LOST: G Jonas Hiller, RW Teemu Selanne, C Saku Koivu, C Nick Bonino, C Mathieu Perreault, C Daniel Winnik, D Luca...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning season capsule

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 46-27-9, 101 points. Swept in first round of playoffs by Montreal. COACH: Jon Cooper, second full season with Lighting, 51-35-12. ADDED: F Brian Boyle, F Brenden Morrow, D Anton Stralman, D Jason Garrison, G Evgeni Nabokov, F Jonathan Drouin. LOST: G Anders Lindback, F Ryan Malone, F Teddy Purcell, F Nate Thompson, D Sami Salo. PLAYER TO WATCH: Ondrej...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Depth Chart 2014 2015

English: Français: Anaheim Ducks C 1. Ryan Getzlaf  2. Ryan Kesler  3. Rickard Rakell  4. Nate Thompson  L 1. Dany Heatley  2. Patrick Maroon  3. Emerson Etem  4. Matt Beleskey  5. Nick Ritchie  R 1. Corey Perry  2. Andrew Cogliano  3. Jakob Silfverberg ...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Bolts Sunday Night Frenzy Reaps Free Agency Day Benefits

#461381899 / gettyimages.com Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer If NHL free agency day is like Christmas for hockey fans, then Christmas Eve came a day early for followers of the Tampa Bay Lightning. What started out as just an average – albeit typically hot – Tampa Bay Sunday summer night turned into a three-hour rollercoaster ride that saw three veteran Lightning players...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Trade Thompson To Anaheim For Picks by   Steven Ellis

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round and seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. A key face-off winner, Thompson had nine goals and 16 points last season in a bottom line role with the Lightning.  Thompson owns a career faceoff percentage of 51.7, good for higher than half of [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Trade Nate Thompson To Ducks In Exchange For Two Draft Picks

ANAHEIM — The Anaheim Ducks acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night in a trade for two draft picks. The Ducks sent a fourth-round choice and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Lightning. Thompson has scored 85 points in 391 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders, winning nearly 52 percent of his faceoffs...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Whats Bruin in the morning?

Here is a new segment of posts on Bruinslife for you early commuters and early rising Bruins fans. A recap of any Bruins news from the day before as well as news from around the NHL. Coffee and hockey? Can't get much better than that.Bruins:      - With the draft over the Bruins are on to Free Agency. The Bruins have their own free agents they will have to re-sign during the off...
Via BruinsLife
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 2/2/14

Happy Groundhog's Day!  The Top Line There are two games today. Let's talk about both! First up, Jets and Canadiens, ESPN, TSN, CBC, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2 And also, the Red Wings and Capitals are skating in a rematch. NBC, Yahoo! NHL.com The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2    Scoreboard Boston 4, Edmonton 0 - It seems like the Bruins...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning edge Canadiens 2-1 in OT

Nate Thompson scored twice, including the winner at 4:36 of overtime, to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Daniel Briere scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 34 saves. Thompson scored the clincher when Alex Killorn found him all alone...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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