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Vatanen, Getzlaf lead Ducks past Oilers for 6th straight win

  Sami Vatanen and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist as the league-leading Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson also scored as the Ducks won for the ninth time in 11 games. Tyler Pitlick and Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, who have lost three in a row and 14 of their last 15. Edmonton also...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Vatanen, Getzlaf lead Ducks to 4-2 win over Oilers

Sami Vatanen and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist as the league-leading Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson also scored as the Ducks won for the ninth time in 11 games. Tyler Pitlick and Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, who have lost three in a row and 14 of their last 15. Edmonton also dropped...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vatanen, Getzlaf lead Ducks to 4-2 win over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Sami Vatanen and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist as the league-leading Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson also scored as the Ducks won for the ninth time in 11 games. Tyler Pitlick and Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, who have lost three in a row and 14 of their...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Vatanen, Getzlaf lead Ducks to 4-2 win over Oilers

Sami Vatanen and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist as the league-leading Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson also scored as the Ducks won for the ninth time in 11 games. Tyler Pitlick and Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, who have lost three in a row and 14 of their last 15. Edmonton also dropped...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury-riddled Ducks get job done in shootout win over Flyers

It's beginning to feel a little calamitous in Anaheim.  The mumps, groin strains, broken bones -- the Anaheim Ducks are stuck on a merry-go-round of injuries and illnesses. Every day, it seems as though there are new faces in the dressing room, from either their own minor league team or other from another NHL team.  Relatively speaking, you could probably say that Wednesday morning...
Via Fox Sports West
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Ducks Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers managed to shake off a shootout defeat to the Anaheim Ducks earlier this season and launch a successful stretch that reached into the middle of this past month. They've had a difficult time bouncing back from nearly all of their defeats lately, and they'll try to avoid a franchise-worst nine-game road losing streak in Wednesday night's rematch against the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks regain Western Conference lead with win over Bruins

  After the Anaheim Ducks fell out of first place in the NHL during a disappointing holiday weekend, coach Bruce Boudreau thought they would benefit from a grind-it-out game against a formidable defensive team. Thanks to Frederik Andersen's goaltending, the Ducks barely emerged from that test with a win over the Boston Bruins. Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Ducks 3 Stars: Frederik Andersen Makes 32 Saves In 3-2 Anaheim Win

The Boston Bruins probably deserved a point with their effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but they left the Honda Center with a 3-2 regulation loss. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Bruins (14-10-1) as they make the short trip from Anaheim to Los Angeles for a Tuesday night matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. Here are the “3 Stars”...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Weekly Recap: Studs, Duds And Best Waiver Wire Pickups

Editor’s Note: This feature, which recaps the past week in fantasy hockey, will run every Sunday on NESN.com throughout the regular season. We’ve reached the quarter mark of the 2014-15 NHL season. This is the point in the campaign when fantasy owners need to determine which players should be kept throughout the season, and which ones need to be dangled on the trade market to...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Game GIFs #7: CBJ @ ANA (10/24/14)

First Period: 0-1 ANA: (1:28) PPG – Corey Perry (9) ASST: Sami Vatanen (4), Cam Fowler (5) 0-2 ANA: (8:37) PPG – Sami Vatanen (3) ASST: William Karlsson (1) 1-2 ANA: (14:00) PPG – Scott Hartnell (1) ASST: Ryan Johansen (5), Jack Johnson (3) Second Period: 1-3 ANA: (13:06) Devante Smith-Pelly (2) ASST: Corey Perry (3), Ryan Getzlaf (9) Third Period: 1-4 ANA: (17:33...
Via BS Hockey
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win 7th straight, 4-1 over Blue Jackets

Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory. John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific Division champions...
Via Fox Sports West
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red-hot Ducks beat Blue Jackets to record 7th straight win

  Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory. John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific Division champions...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win 7th straight, 4-1 over Blue Jackets

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory. John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win 7th straight, 4-1 over Blue Jackets

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory. John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres-Ducks Preview

The Anaheim Ducks have bounced back from a season-opening loss in impressive fashion. They'll look to keep rolling behind a solid power play and strong goaltending as seek their second win in nine days over the hapless Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Anaheim (5-1-0) comes off Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis, with Frederik Andersen stopping 28 shots against a team that scored six...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 10/20/14

What everyone is talking aboutThe Ducks. Anaheim has started hot, and it’s thanks to some heretofore unheralded players, like Frederik Andersen and Sami Vatanen. The Ducks seem to have an unending supply of talent working its way through the ranks, particularly in front of the net. One has to believe that Anaheim either knows how to scout goalies or they know how to play defense...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andersen nets first career shutout as Ducks extend winning streak

  Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against St. Louis...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks blank Blues 3-0 for 5th straight win

Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against St. Louis to...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues blanked by Ducks to end road trip

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks blank Blues 3-0 for 5th straight win

Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against St. Louis to...
Via Fox Sports West
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Here are five of NHL's next wave of breakout stars

For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let's take a look at five players primed for a breakout 2014-15 campaign. Dougie Hamilton, Defenseman, Boston Bruins Hamilton was one of the Bruins...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks News: Vantanen quacks new deal

Young blueliner Sami Vatanen has quacked his way to a new contract.#470280633 / gettyimages.comAnd by quacked, I mean played well in his rookie season. Per Curtis Zupke of NHL.com,Ducks announce two-year contract for Sami Vatanen. One-way deal is worth $1.25M and $1.275M.— Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) July 22, 2014He'll still be an RFA at the end of the deal, however.Sami Vatanen...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks sign defenseman Sami Vatanen to two-year contract

The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen (5-foot-10, 183-pounds) scored 21 points in 48 games with the Ducks last season. He also picked up his first career postseason assist in five games with Anaheim during their Stanley Cup playoff run Vatanen, a native of Jyvaskyla, Finland...
Via Fox Sports West
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win game 3

After dropping the first two games of the series at home, the Anaheim Ducks traveled to Los Angeles hoping to get their first win of the series. In game one the Ducks blew the lead with seven seconds left and lost in overtime. In game two the Ducks could not solve Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. Knowing that the team needed a boost, Ducks coach Bruce Bourdeau made three lineup changes...
Via Puckrant.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Kings, Game 3: Morning skate notebook

LOS ANGELES -- Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau played coy about lineup changes for Thursday night's Game 3 against the Kings but it didn't take long to deduce that defenseman Sami Vatanen and left winger Kyle Palmieri will likely be entered into the lineup. Prior to Thursday's morning skate, the team announced that Vatanen was recalled from the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk,...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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