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Anaheim earned back-to-back Pacific Division championships after defeating San Jose

Final Score: Ducks 5, Sharks 2 Scratches: Luca Sbisa, Mark Fistric, Tim Jackman, Sami Vatanen, Rickard Rakell, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Frederik Andersen First Period Recap This one was hyped up to be a playoff-like game and it didn't disappoint. Cam Fowler made his return to the lineup after being out for what seemed like an eternity (actually 12 games). Bruce Beaudreau...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. The...
Via On the Duck Pond
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. ...
Via On the Duck Pond
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk Today

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - I can still see the Anaheim Ducks going hard for Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler this summer. Anaheim has centre Jakob Silfverberg, big winger Devante-Smith Pelly or speedy Emerson Etem, a defenceman like Sami Vatanen or Luca Sbisa and a first-round draft pick to offer - People say there will be 4,000 obstructed view seats...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trades Today

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, In a clear sign that they are trying to win it all this year, the Anaheim Ducks dealt a pair of players from the fringes of their roster – popular but controversial winger Dustin Penner and goaltender Viktor Fasth – to clear up the salary cap space to grab veteran defenceman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars. The Ducks...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eklund: Quick Hit. Kesler deal closer. Sami Vatanen Available. Who's Calling?

Talking to a few people today and there appears to be a Kesler deal on the table...if Gillis is ready to make the deal. The Canucks are going to get way more than many people expected. The other very interesting thing about Kesler is that Gillis has been talking to several teams "for months" about Kesler. Here is a real shocker to me... The Ducks are willing to...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Head Home With 5 medals, Selanne Wins MVP

TJ Bayha Anaheim Ducks Writer The Anaheim Ducks have had a tremendous showing in Sochi this winter. Jonas Hiller, playing for Switzerland had 2 straight shutouts. Cam Fowler was elevated to the national spotlight after the US victory over Russia in group play. Sami Vatanen played wonderfully in his Olympic debut, while Teemu Selanne rises above anyone else, scoring 2 goals in his...
Via TopSportsReport
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks only NHL team with players on all four Olympic semifinalists

One way or another, the Anaheim Ducks will have a gold medal to celebrate once the Sochi Olympics are over. The Ducks are the only NHL team with at least one representative on each of the four Olympic hockey seminfinalists. Canada: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry Finland: Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen Sweden: Jakob Silfverberg United States: Cam Fowler Both semifinal matchups (Team...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks only NHL team with players on all four Olympic semifinalists

One way or another, the Anaheim Ducks will have a gold medal to celebrate once the Sochi Olympics are over. The Ducks are the only NHL team with a representative on each of the four Olympic hockey seminfinalists. Both semifinal matchups (Team USA vs. Team Canada, Finland vs. Sweeden) will take place on Friday in Russia. Canada: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry Finland: Teemu Selanne...
Via Fox Sports West
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen

When I watch the Olympics, I often look for non-NHL players who appear capable of being NHLers.  While none of these have stood out to me so far, there is a bit NHL player who has looked like he is good enough to play a much bigger role in the NHL.  He is Sami Vatanen of Finland.  He is a rookie with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL. Vatanen has been the top defenceman on the Finnish...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Anaheim Ducks On 5 Different Olympic Rosters

  TJ Bayha Anaheim Ducks Writer   Intro Jeff Gross/Getty Images The Anaheim Ducks are sending six players over to Sochi, Russia this month, to represent five different countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are representing their homeland of Canada. Goalie Jonas Hiller will be in net for the Swiss. Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen, will...
Via TopSportsReport
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland confident as it prepares for Sochi Olympics hockey tournament

Who’s the favorite to win the Olympic men’s hockey tournament? “We are,” Finland forward Olli Jokinen said Monday after the team -- minus Ducks winger Teemu Selanne and defenseman Sami Vatanen -- skated at the Bolshoy Ice Dome practice rink as NHL players began arriving here to join their national teams. Jokinen certainly isn’t lacking confidence, but he does have history...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Recall Vatanen

The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), has appeared in 39 contests for Anaheim this season, earning 6-8=14 points with a +3 rating and 20 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman ranks tied for first among team blueliners in goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Keeping Track: Anaheim Ducks 2009 Draft Class

We are all aware of how well the Anaheim Ducks are performing on the ice, sitting comfortably atop the NHL standings and firing on all cylinders.  With outstanding talent and skill on display night-in and night-out, where has this team come from? Much of the Ducks’ success has emanated from their very own development system, players either drafted and developed by the team, traded...
Via The Farm Club
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindholm's 2 goals vs. Coyotes help Ducks get another victory

Hampus Lindholm scored two goals, and the steamrolling Anaheim Ducks won for the 16th time in 17 games with a 5-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Ryan Getzlaf scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Ducks' sixth straight win. Sami Vatanen and Dustin Penner also scored as the Ducks swept the five-game season series with the Coyotes. Jonas Hiller made 28...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindholm's 2 goals help Ducks get another victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hampus Lindholm scored two goals, and the steamrolling Anaheim Ducks won for the 16th time in 17 games with a 5-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Ryan Getzlaf scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Ducks' sixth straight win. Sami Vatanen and Dustin Penner also scored as the Ducks swept the season series with the Coyotes 5-0. Jonas...
Via Fox Sports West
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Second period dooms Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hampus Lindholm scored two goals, and the steamrolling Anaheim Ducks won for the 16th time in 17 games with a 5-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Ryan Getzlaf scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Ducks' sixth straight win. Sami Vatanen and Dustin Penner also scored as the Ducks swept the five-game season series with the Coyotes. Jonas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Notes On A Sunday Night

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - One Western pro scout after several viewings of Dallas Stars rookie Valeri Nichuskhin, the 10th overall pick in June’s NHL entry draft: “He can skate through the entire team.” - Is there going to be room for Sheldon Souray next month when he returns to the crowded Anaheim Ducks defence after wrist surgery? Whose spot does...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks too much for Red Wings after four-goal first

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves. Tomas Jurco got his first career goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings fall to Ducks

DETROIT (AP) -- Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves. Tomas Jurco got his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks Defeat Wild 2-1

Games between the Anaheim Ducks and the Minnesota Wild are always close, and this one right from the bat appeared as though it wasn't going to be any different. Both teams were denying quality scoring chances through some tough pressure and solid defense. Even though Minnesota managed to register the first four shots on goal of the game, they weren't getting any quality...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Penner, Hiller lead the way in Ducks' 4-2 victory over Coyotes

Dustin Penner, Corey Perry and Sami Vatanen broke open a 1-1 game with three goals 8:43 apart in the second period, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 win against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday night. Penner finished with two goals and goalie Jonas Hiller made 42 saves to give the Ducks their second win in as many nights. Unlike the 1-0 overtime home win against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Penner scores twice as Ducks hand Coyotes 1st home loss

Dustin Penner scored two goals as the Anaheim Ducks handed the Phoenix Coyotes their first home loss in regulation this season, 4-2 Saturday night. Sami Vatanen had a power-play goal and Corey Perry also tallied for the Ducks in the win over the Coyotes, who were 9-0-2 this season at Jobing.com Arena. Anaheim is the last team to remain undefeated at home in regulation. After shutting...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Penner, Ducks hand Coyotes 1st home loss, 4-2

Dustin Penner scored two goals as the Anaheim Ducks handed the Phoenix Coyotes their first home loss in regulation this season, 4-2 Saturday night. Sami Vatanen had a power-play goal and Corey Perry also tallied for the Ducks in the win over the Coyotes, who were 9-0-2 this season at Jobing.com Arena. Anaheim is the last team to remain undefeated at home in regulation. After shutting...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Penner, Ducks hand Coyotes first home loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dustin Penner scored two goals as the Anaheim Ducks handed the Phoenix Coyotes their first home loss of the season, 4-2 Saturday night. Sami Vatanen had a power-play goal and Corey Perry also tallied for the Ducks in the win over the Coyotes, who were 9-0-2 this season at Jobing.com Arena. Anaheim is the last team to remain undefeated at home. After shutting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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