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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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Bruce Boudreau and the lack of playoff success

Bruce Boudreau is a coach who knows how to win. Boudreau has quite the coaching resume as he has coached for 24 seasons in the IHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL. In only two seasons of Boudreau’s career did the team he coached have a points percentage below .500 (Fort Wayne Comets, IHL in 1994-1995 and the Lowell Lock Monsters, AHL in 1999-2000). In addition, in 19 of these 24 seasons Boudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks seek 3-0 advantage in Game 3 in Calgary

The Calgary Flames needed the "C of Red" to help them hit their stride during a first-round series win. Facing an unbeaten opponent, it may take an even more spirited crowd to inspire the Flames against the Anaheim Ducks. Down 2-0 to the Western Conference's top seed, the Flames return to home ice in desperate need of a victory Tuesday night and hope an energetic Calgary crowd can...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sweep Jets; Emerson Etem scores sensational goal

Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports The Anaheim Ducks completed a sweep of the Winnipeg Jets with a 5-2 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series at MTS Centre on Wednesday. Anaheim will play the winner between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks; Calgary leads the series 3-1. “We knew it was going to be a real battle,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets get quacked: Kesler helps Ducks finish sweep of Winnipeg

  Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday night to sweep the Western Conference first-round series. Andrew Cogliano, Emerson Etem and Sam Vatanen -- into an empty net -- also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 25 saves. The Ducks are the first team to advance to the second round. Bryan Little and Mark Stuart scored...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sweep Jets with 5-2 victory

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg 5-2 on Thursday night to sweep the Western Conference first-round series. Andrew Cogliano, Emerson Etem and Sam Vatanen - into an empty net - also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 25 saves. The Ducks are the first team to advance to the second round. Bryan Little and Mark...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Never say die

All sports fans love a good comeback story. If you’re a fan of the Anaheim Ducks, however, you’ve heard this story many times. And it keeps on getting better. The best-of-seven first round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Ducks and Winnipeg Jets has not disappointed Ducks fans in the slightest. The Ducks are the first team in NHL history to win the first three games...
Via isportsweb.com
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs 2015: Canadiens, Ducks one win away from advancing

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks are just one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Both teams hold 3-0 advantages and can sweep their series Wednesday night. The Canadiens are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 3.  The two teams will play the second game in Ottawa at 7 p.m. ET tonight...
Via Sports-Glory
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks top Jets in OT with another comeback, lead series 3-0

  Rickard Rakell scored in overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday in Game 3 of their playoff series. Anaheim leads the series 3-0. Jakob Silfverberg scored and added two assists for the Ducks in regulation. Ryan Kesler, Corey Perry and Cam Fowler also scored for Anaheim. Bryan Little, Tyler Myers, Lee Stempniak and Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Dustin Byfuglien hits Ryan Kesler into the bench

Dustin Byfuglien is a strong, strong hockey player. We have shared a ton of clips and videos this season proving that fact, but here’s another from Game 2 between the Ducks and Jets. And another angle … The post GIF: Dustin Byfuglien hits Ryan Kesler into the bench appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Dustin Byfuglien hits Ryan Kesler into the bench

Dustin Byfuglien is a strong, strong hockey player. We have shared a ton of clips and videos this season proving that fact, but here’s another from Game 2 between the Ducks and Jets. And another angle … The post GIF: Dustin Byfuglien hits Ryan Kesler into the bench appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler quick to assert themselves in playoffs for Ducks

If there was a way to end the first game of the series with a bang, the Anaheim Ducks found it. They started off a bit slow but once they got their momentum going, there was no stopping them for the rest of the night. The Winnipeg jets quickly tied up the game during the […] The post Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler quick to assert themselves in playoffs for Ducks appeared first on Along the Boards.
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: Anaheim Ducks (1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (4)

     Season Recap: Anaheim Ducks (51-24-7, 109 Points) Another team that for the most part cruised through the regular season, the 2015 Anaheim Ducks have played everything for these “15 playoffs. After trading for center Ryan Kesler formerly of the Vancouver Canucks, there was no doubt Anaheim was playing it’s now tremendous 1-2 punch [&hellip No visits yet The post...
Via No Coast Bias
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Gibson makes 26 saves, Ducks beat Devils for 3rd in row

John Gibson made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks took another step to securing the NHL's best regular-season record with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Ryan Kesler and Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks, who won their third straight and opened a three-point lead over Nashville and Montreal in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. Anaheim has four games...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler Proving To Be Valuable Addition To Anaheim Ducks

BOSTON — The Anaheim Ducks were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs last season and came within one game of reaching the conference final. Despite having a 3-2 series lead over the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the Ducks lost their conference semifinals series in a disappointing 6-2 Game 7 loss on home ice. One of the reasons for Anaheim’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler’s great expectations

Just last year, the former Vancouver Canucks star made the big move over to the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Kesler wanted another opportunity to win the Stanley Cup before he fully passes his prime. At 30-years-old, Ryan Kesler has proved that he has found his place within the Orange County team and has exceeded a lot […] The post Ryan Kesler’s great expectations appeared first on Along the Boards.
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler's OT goal caps Ducks' rally to beat rival Kings

  Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season. Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg scored third-period goals for the Ducks, who took four of five in this lively rivalry. John Gibson made 29 saves...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kesler's OT goal ends Ducks' win over Kings

Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season. Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg scored third-period goals for the Ducks, who took four of five in this lively rivalry. John Gibson made 29 saves...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kesler's OT goal ends Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 win over LA Kings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season. Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg scored third-period goals for the Ducks, who took four of five in this lively rivalry. John...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mistakes and lack of puck luck doom Wild in 2-1 loss to Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 17: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild wins a faceoff against Ryan Kesler #17 of the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) A little over a month ago, KFAN‘s Brandon Mileski and Pat Micheletti were talking about the Wild’s season which was in a pretty...
Via State of Hockey News
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks down Coyotes, move into tie atop Western Conference

  Ryan Kesler stole the puck, skated in while he was being held by a defender, and scored while short-handed. And that wasn't even the best goal of the night for the new-look Anaheim Ducks. Jakob Silfverberg later grabbed his own rebound off the post with his hand, dropped it to his stick, and scored in the Ducks' 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that moved Anaheim into a first...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks re-acquire defenseman James Wisniewski

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports The Columbus Blue Jackets traded defenseman James Wisniewski and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday for forwards Rene Bourque and William Karlsson, and a 2015 second-round pick. Wisniewski, 31, has a career-best eight goals and 29 points in 56 games this season.  He had 51 points in 75 games with...
Via Sports-Glory
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps win again, defeat the Ducks in shootout

The Washington capitals are back on the winning ways, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout tonight at the Verizon Center.  The win was Washington’s third consecutive win and they have captured at least one standing point in 12 of their last 13 games. Recalled this morning from the Hershey Bears, Phillip Grubauer stopped 23 of 25 shots on net and secured the Caps win in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Most Important Save of the Blackhawks/Ducks Game You Probably Missed

If you were watching Friday nights game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks, you probably saw Corey Crawford get run over by Ryan Kesler in the second period, but did you notice the play immediately after the collision that saved the Blackhawks momentum? Probably not. The Save of the Game At the 15:14 point of the second period, someone not named Corey Crawford made...
Via Sports Mockery
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Pacific Division Midseason Review

There were storylines abound in the Pacific Division as we prepared for the start of the NHL 2014-2015 season. First and foremost was the talk of the Los Angeles Kings becoming the NHL’s first dynasty of the 21st century. The Anaheim Ducks may have landed their prized second line center in Ryan Kesler, but they surprised some when deciding to move on from veteran goaltender Jonas...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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