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Disappointed by playoff ouster, Ducks look to solid future

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Corey Perry woke up Tuesday morning feeling like he should be preparing for the Stanley Cup Final. Instead, the Anaheim Ducks trudged back into Honda Center to clean out their lockers and hold exit interviews after losing a Game 7 for the third consecutive season. ''It's happened too many times over the last couple years, and hopefully we can figure something...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Game over

The Anaheim Ducks are done playing hockey for the 2014-2015 season. Their exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs played out like a movie scene Ducks fans had seen last year and the year before. Saturday night was Anaheim’s third straight Game 7 loss at home. The all too familiar Game 7 disappointment is a hard pill to swallow, and once again the Ducks will carry over their theme of...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 preview: Key players, prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night with a Game 7 win over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay’s opponent will be determined Saturday night when the Anaheim Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. The Ducks had an opportunity to clinch Wednesday in Chicago...
Via NESN.com
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 7 Result Could Lead To ‘What-Ifs’ by Blackhawks, Ryan Kesler

Lost among the many storylines in this incredible Western Conference Final between the Ducks of Anaheim and the Chicago Blackhawks is the one where Ryan Kesler came close to donning the red and black this past offseason. Kesler, then 29, wanted out of Vancouver and limited the Canucks’ trade partners to Chicago and Anaheim; two teams both eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings last...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 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 one win away from Stanley Cup

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks' defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks got four points from their defensemen in Monday night's 5-4 overtime win that moved them within one victory of the Stanley Cup finals. It...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 27th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than being the worlds biggest bandwagon fan. And I swear that’s not a fat joke.  I hate when New York is good at stuff. Hey Rex…who owned the Chiefs? THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – If you haven’t read it yet…here is our own on Jim Rutherford and how annoying he...
Via The Pensblog
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Emilio Estevez lead the Ducks to victory?

The Anaheim Ducks had one of the greatest fictional coaches ever cheering them on as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5. Emilio Estevez, who played Gordon Bombay, the head coach in the Mighty Duck movies, took to Twitter to inspire the Ducks to victory. Estevez started with an inspiring message before the game. It initially seemed to work. The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey is the Unsung Hero of Anaheim’s Playoff run

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey is congratulated by center Ryan Kesler for scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 NHL playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)   The Anaheim Ducks are a team stacked with some of the NHL’s most talked...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Signs Show Blackhawks Are Making The Ducks Desperate

Does anybody honestly think the strategy is anything new?  Keep delivering more and more hits and eventually the Chicago Blackhawks will crack.  They have to.  Any normal team would. At least that’s what Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks continues to believe. “No human can withstand that many hits.” Even the Los Angeles Times, almost in an effort to buck up fans after Chicago...
Via Sports Mockery
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Late comebacks haven’t been enough against Blackhawks

The Western Conference Finals have been one heck of a series to watch. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are tied with two wins apiece in a series that has been nothing short of thrilling. For the Ducks, the lesson to be learned is that their characteristic comeback won’t always be enough to win games. The Ducks and Blackhawks have each won a home game and a road game, and...
Via isportsweb.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  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...
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May 10, 2015  |  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
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks sweep Jets with 5-2 victory

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...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 23, 2015  |  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...
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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

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...
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April 15, 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
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