Oilers Slick by Ducks 4-2

Oh Canada……well, if nothing else the Anaheim Ducks can console themselves that they are done with Edmonton for the remainder of the season.   The 4-2 loss to the Oilers was their third meeting in 10 days, only once getting a win. Those are points the Ducks need if they want to make certain they stay on top of the Pacific Division.   The Oilers may be at the bottom of the entire...
Via On the Duck Pond
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers hold off the Anaheim Ducks

It’s becoming pretty clear now that if the NHL expanded its playoffs to 28 teams, the Edmonton Oilers would be one those clubs nobody wants in the first round. After beating Anaheim and Phoenix in their last two games, and pushing the Ducks and Sharks to the brink in a pair of stirring one-goal battles on the road, the Oilers are suddenly giving some of the best teams in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fasth net worth increases as season winds down

Viktor Fasth was rather conflicted when he readied himself for his first game against his former teammates. And it wasn’t just that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender was back in the Honda Center. He was also back in the net. It’s there where Fasth’s strife settled because if he could elongate what’s left of this season, he would. If he could turn back the clock on his last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Another third-period rally leads Ducks past Oilers

This time, the Anaheim Ducks only had to dig out of a two-goal hole. Two days after the Ducks overcame a four-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets in overtime, they spotted the Edmonton Oilers a two-goal advantage before rallying in the third period for a 3-2 victory at Honda Center on Wednesday night. Corey Perry, whose last-minute goal Monday sent that game into overtime, scored...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fasth hurt after collision at Oilers practice

Viktor Fasth needed to be assisted off the ice at Edmonton Oilers practice Monday after a collision left the netminder shaken up. During a drill, forward Anton Lander collided with Fasth, who remained on the ice for several minutes. Head coach Dallas Eakins told reporters Fasth has a sprained neck and that it doesn’t appear the Swede is concussed.
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Oilers quick take: ugly is sometimes beautiful

The Detroit Red Wings' 2-1 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers was the LIVING EMBODIMENT of an ugly win, but in a month, it could be a beautiful, beautiful thing for a team that's now -20 in terms of goal differential in the 3rd period and managed to fire more pucks wide or into Oilers players (35) than it did on Viktor Fasth. With nine players injured, the lines shaken...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Canada’s Shannon Szabados Making History

Shannon Szabados is looking to make history in the NHL (via thestarphoenix) Shannon Szabados exploded onto the scene over the last two Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Sochi. After winning back-to-back gold medals, she was and still is considered by many to be the best female goaltender in the world. Little did she know, as she and her teammates stood on the podium singing their...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers claw their way back from three-goal deficit to beat Wild 4-3 in SO

Edmonton’s latest trip to Minnesota featured a brand new goalie joining forces with a team that was mad as hell about falling behind 3-0 to the Wild. The Fasth and the Furious, if you will. Trade deadline acquisition Viktor Fasth, making his first NHL start since mid November, began his Oilers career with a 4-3 shooutout win on Tuesday, stopping 28 of 31 shots to lay the foundation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall's shootout winner lifts Oilers past Wild, 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Hall beat Darcy Kuemper with a forehand after each team scored in the first two rounds of the shootout. Viktor Fasth stopped two straight shots before Hall slipped the game-winner between Kuemper's pads. Zach Parise,...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada G Shannon Szabados to sign with men's pro team

Shannon Szabados has gotten a lot of buzz in hockey circles lately after she backstopped Canada to another gold medal in women's hockey at the Olympics. She was also recently utilized in an Edmonton Oilers practice while the team was waiting on new acquisition Viktor Fasth to arrive from Anaheim. Turns out, Szabados is going to do more than practice in men's pro hockey, though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Women’s Gold Medalist Practises With the Oilers

It was social media at it's best Tuesday in the city of Edmonton. The Oiler's GM Craig MacTavish had just made the Oilers second goaltender trade of 2014 and Viktor Fasth would not be able to make it to Edmonton in time to suit up with his new team. What about Canada's gold medalist Shannon Szabados? An Edmonton native and a gold medal winning goaltender, why not bring...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Women's goalie Shannon Szabados practices with Oilers

With Ilya Bryzgalov on his way to Minnesota and newly acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth yet to arrive in Edmonton, the Oilers brought in an unlikely netminder Wednesday. Joining starter Ben Scrivens on the ice at practice was Shannon Szabados, an Edmonton native who backstopped the Canadian women’s team to Olympic gold last month in Sochi. With Fasth arriving later today, #TeamCanada...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

University of Calgary Women’s goaltender Shannon Szabados joins Oilers for practice

Shannon Szabados, seen here stopping a shot against Team Finland, was dressed in full gear with an Edmonton Oilers jersey on during the team’s practice while the team awaits for Viktor Fasth (courtesy of CBC Canada) While the Oilers wait on newly acquired goalie Viktor Fasth, University of Calgary goaltender, and Canadian gold medal winner Shannon Szabados is on the ice during...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Rumor: Goaltending now set for the next decade

The Edmonton Oilers have over the last couple of days, have solidified their goaltending situation with the signing of Ben Scrivens to a contract extension and following that up with the acquisition of Viktor Fasth from the Ducks for a couple of mid-round picks.The acquisition of Fasth allowed Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish to then deal Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild for a forth...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Duck’s active at the deadline

The Duck’s were one of the most active teams the day before the trade deadline. The Duck’s looked to improve their playoff chances and did just that. Here are the trades made by the Duck’s. Duck’s trade goaltender Viktor Fasth to the Oilers in excahnge  for a 2015 third round pick and a 2014 fifth round pick. Duck’s trade Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals in exchange...
Via Around The Rink
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire G Fasth from Ducks

Viktor Fasth looked like he was the next big thing for Anaheim netminding in 2012-13, but thanks to a debilitating injury and the emergence of rookie Frederik Andersson, he became expendable. And today, he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for two draft choices- a 2014 fifth-round selection, and a 2015 third-round selection. Fasth began his Ducks career with a flawless...
Via Around The Rink
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Trade Deadlines Deals for Ducks: Fasth, Penner, Robidas

The trade deadline is not until Wednesday at noon Pacific time, but the Ducks decided not to wait around until the last minute to make some moves. On Tuesday, GM Bob Murray traded goaltender, Viktor Fasth, to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Fasth, 31, only appeared...
Via On the Duck Pond
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks make moves in preparation for Stanley Cup run

A flurry of trades were made by the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday morning in an attempt to gear up for a Stanley Cup run. The league leaders were rumored to be on the market for a veteran defenseman to add to a young defensive core and they acquired that in a three-team trade, dealing away forward Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round pick, which was then traded to...
Via Fox Sports West
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks trade forward Dustin Penner to Capitals, goalie Viktor Fasth to Oilers

The Ducks made a pair of trades on Tuesday, dealing forward Dustin Penner to the Capitals and goalie Viktor Fasth to the Oilers. Penner, a 10-year NHL veteran, played 49 games for the Ducks and recorded 32 poitns (13 goals, 19 assists). He was dealt to Washington for Anaheim's fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Penner, who won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks (2007...
Via Fox Sports West
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Palumbo: Ducks Make Waves; Dish Penner & Fasth for Robidas and Picks

The Anaheim Ducks kick started the 2014 NHL trade deadline madness with the somewhat shocking trades of Dustin Penner & Viktor Fasth. In return, Anaheim brings in defenseman Stefan Robidas from the Dallas Stars and two late round picks from the Washington Capitals. I am on my way out the door to work, but I will have more on my lunch break. Crazy! Let the madness begin
Via HockeyBuzz
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBrun: Ducks trade Viktor Fasth to Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have made a goalie swap, trading Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota and adding Viktor Fasth from Anaheim: Viktor Fasth to Edmonton also a done deal. — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 4, 2014 The details of compensation are forthcoming.
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ducks Have The Assets To Make A Deadline Move

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, ... a final piece that could help clinch home-ice advantage through the Western Conference playoffs and further improve their chance at a Stanley Cup might be out there, and the Ducks are equipped with the depth to deal. Whether it be one more shutdown defenseman, an elite scoring forward or another center, Anaheim owns two first-round...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Could Trade Viktor Fasth

The Anaheim Ducks are the best team in the NHL right now. They have proven that they can hang with the beasts of the Western Conference, such as the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues. However, that has not stopped trade speculation surrounding their goaltenders. Most of it has been centered around their starting goalie, Jonas Hiller. He is an unrestricted free agent at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Rumor: Goaltenders are in play

The Ducks are not expected to be major players at the NHL trade deadline, however there are rumblings through the league that the Ducks could well be ready to move one of the goalies in their system.General manager Bob Murray finds himself hip deep in goaltenders and thus will be receiving a lot of calls about their availability. Jonas Hiller will be an unrestricted free agent at...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Ducks Sbisa, Fasth out several weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. The NHL-leading Ducks also announced Saturday that goalie Viktor Fasth will miss another 3-4 weeks with muscle inflammation in his lower body. Sbisa and Fasth went on the injured list, and Anaheim recalled goalie Frederik Andersen and defenseman Nolan...
Via Fox Sports West
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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