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A healthy Anaheim defense, Horcoff suspended

Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports Anaheim’s defense has not been healthy since the beginning of this season. Coming into this year, the Ducks’ top six was expected to be Cam Fowler, Simon Despres, Hampus Lindholm, Kevin Bieksa, Sami Vatanen, and Clayton Stoner. After playing 28 games last year and a strong training camp this year, Josh Manson made Anaheim’s roster and earned a...
Via The Hockey Guys
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars fall to Ducks for 6th straight road loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist and the NHL's lowest-scoring team blasted the highest-scoring team for four goals in the first period of the Anaheim Ducks' 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. After Silfverberg and Sami Vatanen scored 31 seconds apart in the opening minutes, Hampus Lindholm and Corey Perry scored 33 seconds apart later...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks ride big 1st period to 4-2 victory over Stars

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist and the NHL's lowest-scoring team blasted the highest-scoring team for four goals in the first period of the Anaheim Ducks' 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. After Silfverberg and Sami Vatanen scored 31 seconds apart in the opening minutes, Hampus Lindholm and Corey Perry scored 33 seconds apart later...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sluggish in 4-2 loss to Anaheim Ducks

A pair of Corey Perry goals -- including the go-ahead goal just 58 seconds into the third period -- lifted the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday to a 4-2 win over the Flyers.  Ryan Getzlaf opened the scoring for the Ducks, and snapped a 15-game goalless drought in the process. The power-play goal was his second goal of the season (in his 30th game played), and first goal on an active goaltender...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks start four-game trip Thursday

Idle for nine of the past 10 days, the Anaheim Ducks are about to get much busier on this four-game East Coast swing.The underachieving Ducks are looking to capitalize on their time off to get this trip off to a strong start and beat the Buffalo Sabres for a fifth straight meeting Thursday night.Anaheim (11-13-5) has won three straight Pacific Division titles and finished with the...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks vs Sharks Fri. night at 7pm

After another subpar homestand, the San Jose Sharks appear to be in good position as they begin a road-heavy stretch in the schedule.That's because the Sharks have won seven in a row away from home heading into Friday night's matchup with the struggling Anaheim Ducks.San Jose swept a six-game trip before returning to the SAP Center and dropping two of three, including Tuesday's 5...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks take on Coyotes Wed. night

With each meeting between Arizona and Anaheim, the teams' standing in the Pacific Division has grown closer to that which was expected of each club entering the season.The first was a four-goal Coyotes' win to remain unbeaten and extend the Ducks' season-opening losing streak. The second was an overtime win for third-place Arizona that ended fifth-place Anaheim's four-game winning...
Via Fox Sports
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks take on Panthers Thursday night

A four-game win streak to open November gave off the impression that the Anaheim Ducks had started moving past an ugly start to the season.Four losses in five games since have somewhat dulled that sentiment for the Ducks, whose next opponent is feeling good following a home-and-home sweep of its in-state rival.Anaheim plays its third on a four-game Eastern trip Thursday night against...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hagelin's 3-point night lifts Ducks past Hurricanes, 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carl Hagelin broke out of a slump with a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Monday night. Sami Vatanen and Shawn Horcoff also scored and Ryan Getzlaf added an empty netter for his first goal of the year. Offensively challenged Anaheim snapped a three-game losing streak, matched a season-high for goals and earned...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen postgame (11/1)

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Via Fox Sports West
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Stewart, Andersen lead Ducks past Predators

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Chris Stewart had a goal and two assists, Frederick Andersen stopped 40 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 Sunday night. Rickard Rakell, Sami Vatanen and Andrew Cogliano also scored to help the Ducks snap a five-game skid (0-4-1) and get their second win in 11 games (2-8-2). Shea Weber and Calle Jarnkrok had Nashville's goals and Carter...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks came one win shy of reaching the Stanley Cup final last spring. Now, they're roughly 37 minutes from franchise futility. The frustrated Ducks try to avoid their longest shutout streak in team history and worst start to a season in 12 years Sunday night against the visiting Minnesota Wild. Anaheim (0-3-1) finished with the most points in the Western Conference last...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks host Avalanche Friday night

Less than a week into their season, the Anaheim Ducks are already frustrated.They'll try to avoid opening with four straight losses for the first time in seven years Friday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche.A winner of three straight Pacific Division titles and owner of the Western Conference's best record the past two seasons, Anaheim (0-2-1) has reason to feel a little...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks look to prevent third straight loss to open season

While the Arizona Coyotes are cautiously optimistic about their early success, the Anaheim Ducks don't seem too concerned with a slow start. In danger of opening with three straight losses for the first time in five seasons, the Ducks try to prevent the visiting Coyotes from their first 3-0-0 start in more than a decade Wednesday night. Coming off a miserable 56-point season, the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen postgame (10/12)

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Via Fox Sports West
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Part One: Predicting Finland’s World Cup Roster

So after profiling the two teams that aren’t actual countries, we move on to the first of a two-part series for Finland. Finland’s men’s team is always a fun one to watch because even though they don’t always have a ton of superstar players to choose from, they always find a way to pull through and record a solid result. Take their bronze medal title from the past World Cup...
Via The Hockey House
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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 at...
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
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