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Anaheim Ducks 3 Biggest Draft Needs

View image | gettyimages.com Now that The Anaheim Ducks had an uneventful run in the playoffs- ousted by a better and faster Chicago Blackhawks team. It’s time to focus on what they need to do to improve their chances of raising Lord Stanley’s Cup next season. That all starts with the draft. Anaheim has had some luck in the draft (i.e. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler...
Via TopSportsReport
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks one win away from advancing to Stanley Cup Final

  The Anaheim Ducks are one win from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final after Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime to give the Ducks a 5-4 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center. “That’s the biggest goal I’ve ever scored,” Beleskey said. “It’s a great feeling any time you do that, especially...
Via Sports-Glory
May 26, 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...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks survive late-game meltdown, beat Blackhawks in OT

  Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scored two stunning goals in 72 seconds late in regulation to force overtime, but Beleskey barreled into the crease and scored on a rebound of Ryan Kesler's shot, flying...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks fall to Blackhawks 3-2 in 3 OTs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks wished they hadn't allowed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to become the longest game in Honda Center history even before Marcus Kruger won it for the Chicago Blackhawks. Corey Perry had three good chances to end it, and Sami Vatanen hit two posts. After winning nine of their first 10 postseason games, the Ducks just couldn't connect...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 4/17/15

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 11: Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks scores the winning goal in the shootout past goalie Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center on January 11, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThere were only 4 games it was the playoffs, but for some reason...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Ducks defensemen ready to show their playoff toughness

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen got their first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, and the Anaheim Ducks' young defensemen only hungered for more. Vatanen and Lindholm both say they spent the winter preparing for the postseason tournament that began Thursday night when the top-seeded Ducks hosted the Winnipeg Jets, and it's already showing after...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Fall in David Krejci’s Return

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) dives but Boston Bruins’ David Krejci handles the puck ahead of him in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Boston Bruins have been reeling in the second half of March, losing five straight since a 2-0 victory of the Pittsburgh Penguins on the...
Via The Sports Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks beat Avalanche, 3-2 in OT

Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on Friday night to sweep their three-game homestand. Perry corralled the puck after Sami Vatanen knocked it out of the Ducks' zone and raced down the ice before sending it past Semyon Varlamov 1:25 into the extra period, securing another dramatic late-game victory. The Ducks are now...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Perry wins it for Ducks with OT goal against Avalanche

  Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on Friday night to sweep their three-game homestand. Perry corralled the puck after Sami Vatanen knocked it out of the Ducks' zone and raced down the ice before sending it past Semyon Varlamov 1:25 into the extra period, securing another dramatic late-game victory. The Ducks are...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Perry's goal wins it for Ducks, 3-2 in OT over Avalanche

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on Friday night to sweep their three-game homestand. Perry corralled the puck after Sami Vatanen knocked it out of the Ducks' zone and raced down the ice before sending it past Semyon Varlamov 1:25 into the extra period, securing another dramatic late-game victory...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send D Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

  The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota, coach Bruce Boudreau...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send Josh Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks mired in slump after loss to Lightning

  By another team's standards, this might not be a slump. But this is Anaheim and not Edmonton, so five losses in six games is, in fact, a slump. There are a lot of adjectives that could be used to describe the Ducks' performance in Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning: Stale, flat, disjointed. It's been a trend as of late, and a concerning one for the team the...
Via Fox Sports West
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New AHL Pacific Division benefits both Kings and Ducks

It took about 10 hours -- maybe more -- of travel for the Anaheim Ducks to get one of their young defensemen to Los Angeles in time for a playoff game last spring.  Sami Vatanen had been with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals in the midst of a playoff run. The Admirals were playing the St. John's Ice Caps, a team located closer to the polar ice caps and even Vatanen's native Finland than...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks hold off rival Kings in shootout, 3-2

The Freeway Faceoff rivalry has a particular spark this season after the Los Angeles Kings' first playoff meeting with the Anaheim Ducks last summer, and the rivals traded hard hits and big goals in another remarkably even game Saturday night. In extra time, the Ducks had all the poise that the Kings have lacked all season long. Jakob Silfverberg scored in the second round of the...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks hold off rival Kings in shootout, 3-2

The Freeway Faceoff rivalry has a particular spark this season after the Los Angeles Kings' first playoff meeting with the Anaheim Ducks last summer, and the rivals traded hard hits and big goals in another remarkably even game Saturday night. In extra time, the Ducks had all the poise that the Kings have lacked all season long. Jakob Silfverberg scored in the second round of the...
Via Fox Sports West
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks hold off rival LA Kings in shootout, 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jakob Silfverberg scored in the second round of the shootout, and Frederik Andersen stopped all three Los Angeles attempts in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday night. Sami Vatanen tied it for Anaheim with 7:08 to play in the third Freeway Faceoff of the season. All three rivalry games have gone to overtime, and two went to shootouts. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Jets 5-4 in shootout on Selanne's night

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Sami Vatanen has been waiting months for his first chance in an NHL shootout. After a gritty rally in regulation and five tense rounds, the Finnish defenseman finally got a chance to end a victory for the Anaheim Ducks. To do it for Teemu just made it sweeter. Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks beat Jets 5-4 in shootout

Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists. \Rakell and Ryan Kesler scored shootout goals...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Jets 5-4 in shootout on Selanne's night

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists. Rakell and Ryan Kesler...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Jets in shootout after honoring Teemu Selanne

  Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists. Rakell and Ryan Kesler scored shootout goals...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks beat Jets 5-4 in shootout

Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists. \Rakell and Ryan Kesler scored shootout goals...
Via Fox Sports West
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Beleskey scores go-ahead goal to lift Ducks over Blues

  Matt Beleskey scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Sami Vatanen had two assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. After St. Louis rallied three times to erase a one-goal Ducks lead in the first two periods, Beleskey beat Martin Brodeur with a vicious wrist shot for his 16th goal with 9:05 to play. The NHL-leading...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Beleskey shoots Ducks past Blues 4-3

Matt Beleskey scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Sami Vatanen had two assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. After St. Louis rallied three times to erase a one-goal Ducks lead in the first two periods, Beleskey beat Martin Brodeur with a vicious wrist shot for his 16th goal with 9:05 to play. The NHL-leading...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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