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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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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

Ducks rout Predators 5-2 in matchup between NHL's top teams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks took the top of the NHL standings for themselves by beating the Nashville Predators 5-2 Thursday night. Anaheim and Nashville came in tied atop both the NHL and the Western Conference with 72 points, though the Predators have a game in hand. The teams also have the league's winningest goalies with Pekka...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 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

Teemu Forever: The legacy of the Anaheim Ducks' greatest player

One of the greatest sports stories in Orange County history didn't occur on a playing field. It too place, as many do in Southern California, on a freeway. There was a young PR guy for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and a passenger in his car. The passenger remarked how dirty the car's windshield was ... the driver paid it no mind. But his friend insisted that he couldn't see. So the...
Via Fox Sports West
January 13, 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

Matt Beleskey shoots Ducks past Blues 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues downed by Ducks, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 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...
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 Fox Sports West
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 Fox Sports West
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues downed by Ducks, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Penalties too much for Ducks to overcome in loss to Sharks

Happy New Years, from the penalty box in Anaheim where many of the Ducks are probably still serving out their sentences from Wednesday night's game against the San Jose Sharks.  The Ducks, a team that is relatively good at staying out of the penalty box, were penalized for anything and everything in Wednesday night's premiere Pacific Division matchup. Anaheim wracked up 23 minutes...
Via Fox Sports West
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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